Kevin Xu

Trump Golf Course Time Spiral Heat Map

November 11, 2020

Congrats to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! I can’t be sure what the future holds, but Biden probably won’t run up as high of a golf bill as Trump. Here’s a spiral heat map of the number of hours Trump spent at a golf club during each day of his presidency, from January 20, 2017 to November 7, 2020 (the day every network called the election for Biden):

Trump golf time spiral heat map

Observable Notebook for you to play with the year filter.

While my day-long bachelor party consisted of disc golf, minigolf, and golf (driving range only), that was the last time I did any of those things. What I’m trying to say is that I’m not an avid golfer, and I have no idea if the above heat map shows a typical golf schedule for someone who is into golf. Fortunately, Trump Golf Count also provides data on Obama’s golf habits, archived from Obama Golf Counter.

Obama golf days spiral time series Trump golf days spiral time series

Of course, here’s the Observable Notebook.