Biden escapes his luxury mansion in St. Croix to play golf

President Joe Biden broke cover on Friday to play a round of golf with his grandson Hunter during his vacation break on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.

Biden was captured in the Buccaneer Hotel square wearing a light blue baseball cap, white polo shirt and navy blue shorts.

The golf outing marks his 20th round since becoming president.

At this point, former President Donald Trump – who owns a number of golf courses in the US and abroad – had played 108 rounds of golf.

President Joe Biden swings golf with grandson Hunter at the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix on Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden swings golf with grandson Hunter at the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix on Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden broke cover on Friday to play a round of golf with his grandson Hunter during his vacation break on St. Croix

President Joe Biden broke cover on Friday to play a round of golf with his grandson Hunter during his vacation break on St. Croix

President Joe Biden played golf with his grandson Hunter, son of the late Beau Biden, at the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix on Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden played golf with his grandson Hunter, son of the late Beau Biden, at the Buccaneer Hotel in St. Croix on Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden and grandson Hunter Biden played golf on the Buccaneer Hotel's course overlooking the water Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden and grandson Hunter Biden played golf on the Buccaneer Hotel’s course overlooking the water Friday afternoon

President Joe Biden is seen with grandson Hunter Biden (left, seated in golf cart) on the golf course at the Buccaneer Hotel on Friday.

President Joe Biden is seen with grandson Hunter Biden (left, seated in golf cart) on the golf course at the Buccaneer Hotel on Friday.

President Joe Biden and his grandson Hunter Biden played golf at the oceanfront Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands on Friday

President Joe Biden and his grandson Hunter Biden played golf at the oceanfront Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands on Friday

Hunter Biden, 18, the son of the late Beau Biden, was spotted driving the golf cart while the Secret Service once helped the president locate a lost ball.

Eighteen holes on the oceanfront course cost $115.

The President, First Lady, daughter Ashley Biden, her husband Howard Kerin and grandchildren Hunter and Natalie arrived in St. Croix Tuesday and will remain through the New Year.

The Bidens live in the home of billionaire Democrats Bill and Connie Neville in St. Croix, according to the White House.

The Nevilles were among 300 people invited to Biden’s state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron on December 1.

The Bidens don’t pay rent but stay as “guests” at the home on Solitude Bay, a private community with its own beach. Homes there can sell for around $3 million, according to real estate websites.

A luxury family vacation home on St. Croix can cost as much as $5,000 a night, according to vacation websites.

The villa where the Biden family resides is on Solitude Bay, which has access to a private beach

The villa where the Biden family resides is on Solitude Bay, which has access to a private beach

The home is owned by Democratic donors Bill and Connie Neville

The home is owned by Democratic donors Bill and Connie Neville

Bill and Connie Neville are Democratic donors estimated to be worth a billion dollars

Bill and Connie Neville are Democratic donors estimated to be worth a billion dollars

The 3 bedroom house offers views of the Caribbean Sea and a private pool

The 3 bedroom house offers views of the Caribbean Sea and a private pool

President Joe Biden and his family are staying for free at a billionaire Democratic donor's home on St. Croix - the largest of the US Virgin Islands

President Joe Biden and his family are staying for free at a billionaire Democratic donor’s home on St. Croix – the largest of the US Virgin Islands

The house has its own pool with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea.

It also has access to the private beach.

The president has been retiring since arriving, announcing on social media Thursday night that he had signed the 4,000-page, $1.7 trillion omnibus package to fund the government through September 2023.

The bill had to be flown in commercially from Washington to Biden.

“Today I signed the bipartisan Omnibus Act, ending a year of historic progress. It will invest in medical research, security, healthcare for war veterans, disaster relief and VAWA funding — providing vital assistance to Ukraine. I look forward to more in 2023,” the President shared on Instagram.

President Joe Biden, pictured with Jill Biden and granddaughter Natalie, arrived in St. Croix Tuesday night to spend New Year's Eve in the sun

President Joe Biden, pictured with Jill Biden and granddaughter Natalie, arrived in St. Croix Tuesday night to spend New Year’s Eve in the sun

The caption on this Instagram post from the official POTUS account read,

The caption on this Instagram post from the official POTUS account read, “The caption on this Instagram post from the official POTUS account read, “Today I signed the bipartisan Omnibus Act, ending a year of historic progress.”

Congress passed the massive budget bill last week, but then had to go through a complicated registration process in which the text of the bill was printed on parchment paper, with a certificate page signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro temp to the Senate.

After this is completed, it will be taken to the White House for the President’s signature. It would have gone to the Office of Personnel, which is responsible for all the papers that the President has to sign.

It’s not the first time a piece of legislation has been commercially flown to the President’s site.

In May, a US $40 billion aid package for Ukraine was sent to South Korea with an associate on a commercial flight while Biden was in Seoul for meetings with Asian leaders.

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Bradford Betz

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