White House – President Trump has installed a $ 50,000 golf simulator system in the White House residence so he can continue to practice his favorite sport, sources at the White House told CBS News. A White House official told CBS News that Mr. Trump had paid for the golf simulator personally and had not used it yet.

"The president replaced the old system that was there – he paid for the new one, including the installation, personally – he has not used it since it was installed," said a senior official. White House at CBS in a statement.

Installed in recent weeks, the golf simulator game occupies an entire room at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a White House assistant. He is upgrading an old model installed by President Obama.

The simulator, whose brand is not known to date, allows the president to play virtual golf games on some of the most famous and iconic courses in the world.

It was unclear whether the simulator had been installed during closure one month after border security negotiations or after.

The news of the golf simulator has been reported for the first time by the Washington Post.

Mr. Trump is a golf enthusiast. It has 17 golf courses around the world, including the famous Turnberry in Scotland and the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida, near Mar-a-Lago. The Washington Post reports that many of Trump's golf courses have Trackman Golf simulators sold at retail for just under $ 50,000 on their website.

Mr. Trump is not the first commander-in-chief to leave an imprint on the White House associated with their favorite sports and hobbies.

Among the changes made to the White House by previous presidents, Obama had a basketball field set up on the White House grounds during his tenure. In 1933, an indoor pool was built for Franklin D. Roosevelt, which later became the White House press conference room under President Nixon. According to the White House Museum, Nixon, a bowling enthusiast, has also modernized the White House bowling alley. A new one-lane drive (paid for by friends) was built in an underground work area.

In addition, President Clinton, who was taking joggers to secret service agents at the national mall, had a jogging track installed during his first term. sand trap, according to the White House Historical Association.