The Latest: Obama finishes round of golf at exclusive club

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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 11:11 PM

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's annual two-week vacation in Hawaii (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

President Barack Obama wrapped up day three of his Hawaii vacation by playing a round of golf with three friends at Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua.

Obama walked down the 18th fairway as the sun set behind the Koolau Mountains. About two dozen onlookers lined a nearby public street to try to see the president, but security kept the onlookers away from the 18th green.

Obama attempted a chip shot of about 40 feet and made it into the hole. He reacted by dropping his wedge and raising his hat and arms into the air. He then pointed his finger at the media and tipped his hat and waved toward the gallery watching him from the road. Obama then walked over and high-fived his playing partner, Darrell Harrington.

The motorcade then headed back toward the Kailua vacation home.

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12:30 p.m.

After a morning workout and spending some time at his vacation home in Kailua, President Barack Obama's motorcade has arrived at Mid Pacific Country Club where the president plans to play golf.

As Obama made his way to the gold course, beachgoers carrying surfboards and towels seemed disinterested in the speeding SUVs and flashing lights of the president's motorcade. The first family has become a regular sighting around Kailua during the holidays.

Kite surfers skimmed across the blue water as the motorcade passed scenic Lanikai Beach.

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10:15 a.m.

On the third day of the first family's Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama spent the morning working out at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii gym. Wearing a white workout shirt, the president was spotted in the motorcade heading back toward the Kailua home where he and his family have vacationed for the last several years.