Updated: Saturday, 31 Dec 2011, 11:30 AM EST Published : Saturday, 31 Dec 2011, 11:30 AM EST
(NewsCore) - President Barack Obama hit the course in Hawaii Friday for his fourth round of golf since beginning vacation a week ago.
As with his other outings, the president was accompanied by old friends and Hawaii locals Mike Ramos, Greg Orme and Bobby Titcomb and White House staffers, FOX News Channel reported.
He was playing for the third time at the Klipper course at the Marine Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. On Wednesday he hit the links at Ko'olau Golf Club in Kaneohe.
Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha have been spending their annual Christmas vacation in the Aloha State, staying in a rented beachfront home near Honolulu.
Obama started the day with a workout at the gym on the Kaneohe marine base, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
The first family is expected to remain in Hawaii until Monday.
But while the president was enjoying a sunny afternoon indulging in his favorite leisure sport, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was ripping into him for his year-end Hawaii vacation.
Romney, hunting for a win in Iowa's first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 nominating caucuses, used the Democratic incumbent's annual family trip to his native state to paint him as out of touch with Americans' economic suffering, AFP reported.
"He's in Hawaii right now. We're out in the cold and the rain and the wind because we care about America, he's out there. He just finished his 90th round of golf," the former Massachusetts governor told a rowdy crowd in Des Moines, Iowa.
"We've got 25 million Americans that are out of work, or have stopped looking for work, or are underemployed, home values have come down," he told supporters who braved an icy drizzle and a near-freezing wind at the morning event.
"Do you want more of Barack Obama?" he called out, drawing a loud "no" from the assembled Iowans and a grin from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is popular with conservatives and was campaigning for him.