The White House putting green has provided escape from D.C. politics — and a chance to work out a case of the yips — to every new POTUS since Eisenhower.
The current iteration was put in place by Robert Trent Jones Jr. at the behest of Bill Clinton. The idea for a green itself took root when devoted hacker Dwight Eisenhower lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. His green — created, along with two par 3s at Camp David, by RTJ Sr. — was removed by Richard Nixon for unknown reasons. When Clinton asked Jones Jr. to restore the green, they chose the spot of Ike’s original dance floor.
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