Trump's golf outings soar above first-12-week totals of Obama, Bush and Clinton

A president's first 100 days are often seen as an indicator of whether or not the administration will ultimately be a successful one.

Though that period is still underway for President Trump, when it comes to golf outings, he has already soared high above the achievements of his predecessors, reports the New York Times.

According to the media outlet, Trump has, in his first 81 days, paid an estimated 17 visits to golf courses.

Inside President Trump's first 70 days

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Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017, outlining his "America first" vision in his inaugural address.

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Four million people around the world, including 500,000 in Washington, DC, attend the Women's March on January 21, 2017.

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Kellyanne Conway coins the term "alternative facts" after the administration made false claims about the number of people who attended Trump's inauguration.

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Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade agreement.

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Trump orders the government to begin construction of the US-Mexico border wall and pulls federal funds from sanctuary cities.

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Trump signs his first immigration executive order, sparking nationwide protests.

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Trump nominates 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Republican donor Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary with a historic tie-breaking vote cast by Mike Pence — one of the most contentious confirmations ever.

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Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser amid uproar over his communications with Russian officials.

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Trump announces that "the time for trivial fights is behind us" in a his first address to Congress.

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During his address to Congress, Trump honors Carryn Owens, whose husband, US Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, was killed during a raid in Yemen in January. The US-led attack is estimated to have killed 30 civilians, including 17 women and children, and 14 Al-Qaeda fighters.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau comes to Washington to announce the Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits White House and Trump says he "can live with either" a one-state or a two-state solution, backing away from historic US support for Palestinian state.

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Trump tweets that the media is "the enemy of the American people," a day after a wide-ranging press briefing during which he lambasted the press for reporting "fake news" about his administration.

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After weeks of mounting pressure, Trump publicly condemns anti-Semitism in response to attacks on Jewish people and institutions across the country.

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The Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, speeding up deportations.

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Trump announces $54 billion increase in defense spending.

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Kellyanne Conway provokes outrage after being photographed sitting casually with her feet on an Oval Office couch.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia after reports emerge that Sessions did not inform Congress of his meetings with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.

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Trump accuses Obama of secretly wiretapping his phones leading up to the 2016 election.

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Trump signs a revised travel ban, scaling back a few of the restrictions, in what Trump calls a "watered down version" of the original executive order. Two federal judges rule against the ban on March 15.

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Trump surprises a White House tour and poses with a young visitor in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton

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US Attorney Preet Bharara says he was fired by the Trump administration after he refused to resign. Trump, as president-elect, had asked Bharara to stay on.

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Trump unveils his federal budget blueprint, proposing cuts to virtually every federal agency besides Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, which would all receive boosts.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the border of North and South Korea, announcing that the US may take pre-emptive action if the country continues expanding its nuclear weapons capability. In this photo, a North Korean soldier covertly photographs Tillerson from behind.

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Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss NATO. Trump references reports that Merkel was spied on by Obama in 2013, joking he and Merkel "have something in common, perhaps."

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FBI Director James Comey confirms an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump's campaign's ties to Russian officials. Comey also tells Congress that he has no evidence to support Trump's claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

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Trump meets with truckers and CEOs at the White House and sits in the front seat of a Mack Truck.

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In a major setback for Trump, House Republicans pull legislation that would have repealed and replaced Obamacare before it can go to a vote.

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Trump signs an executive order rolling back key Obama-era climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan.

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Ivanka Trump announces that she will be an official White House employee, taking on an unpaid position as an adviser to her father, after facing criticism from ethics experts for her previously unofficial role.

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Rep. Devin Nunes announces that he has information that Trump and his associates may have been "incidentally" surveilled by American intelligence agencies, information The New York Times reported was given to him by two White House officials. Nunes says he will continue to chair the committee investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, amid Democrats' protests.

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The Palm Beach Post suggests he has played 14 times.

At this juncture in their presidential careers, Barack Obama and George W. Bush had yet to set foot on the links, while Bill Clinton had done so 3 times, notes the Times.

Golf is considered by many to be an appropriate, stress-relieving activity for presidents, but there are certainly those who feel otherwise.

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In fact, not long ago, Donald Trump himself was a champion of the no-golf-for-presidents movement.

He harshly criticized President Obama's participation in the sport, tweeting jabs like, "PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria...he is playing golf...go figure."

RELATED: Presidential Historians Survey 2017: Presidential ranking

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Presidential Historians Survey 2017: Presidential ranking

43. President James Buchanan

2009: 42
2000: 41

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42. Andrew Johnson

2009: 41
2000: 40

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41. President Franklin Pierce

2009: 40
2000: 39

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40. President Warren G. Harding

2009: 38
2000: 38

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39. President John Tyler

2009: 35
2000: 36

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38. President William Henry Harrison

2009: 39
2000: 37

(Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

37. President Millard Fillmore

2009: 37
2000: 35

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36. President Herbert Hoover

2009: 34
2000: 34

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35. Chester Arthur

2009: 32
2000: 32

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34. President Martin Van Buren

2009: 31
2000: 30

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United States President George W. Bush announces his plan for jobs and economic growth at the Economic Club of Chicago. His plan features $674 billion in tax cuts and benefits. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
1864: Rutherford B Hayes (1822 - 1893), in his uniform as a Major General in the Union Army. Hayes later served as Republican Governer of Ohio and became the 19th President of the United States after winning the election of 1876. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
circa 1850: Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874), 13th President of the United States of America. Fillmore was vice-president to Zachary Taylor and became President upon his death. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
377869 57: Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States who served from 1849 to 1850. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States. Elected in 1888, Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States. (Photo by Library Of Congress/Getty Images)
377869 20: Portrait of 20th United States President James A Garfield. (1881) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)
circa 1954: Studio headshot portrait of American vice president Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) wearing a jacket and tie. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Calvin Coolidge is seen here, (1872-1933), the 30th President of the United States. This is a head and shoulders photograph.
American President Jimmy Carter (Photo by ?? David Rubinger/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) President Gerald Ford is seen here in a head and shoulder 3/4 profile.
377869 75: William H. Taft, twenty-seventh President of the United States serving from 1909 to 1913. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
377869 24: Portrait of 24th United States President Grover Cleveland. (1837-1908) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)
General Ulysses S Grant, American soldier and politician, c1860s (1955). Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) commanded the Union (northern) army in the American Civil War from March 1864, leading it to final victory the following year. He was elected the 18th President of the United States in 1869, holding office until 1877. A print from Mathew Brady Historian with a Camera by James D Horan, Bonanza Books, New York, 1955. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
377869 71: John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States serving from 1825 to 1829. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
WASHINGTON, DC -- CIRCA 1986: U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush circa 1986 in in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
John Trumbull, Portrait of John Adams (1735-1826), President of the United States (1797-1801), United States, Washington. National portrait gallery, . (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
circa 1825: Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845), seventh president of the United States of America. (Photo by Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images)
Portrait of James Madison, the 'Father of the Constitution,' by an unknown artist (oil on canvas from the White House collection, Washington DC), 1816. The portrait was commissioned by James Monroe. (Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)
377869 25: Portrait of 25th United States President William McKinley. (1897-1901) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

15. President Bill Clinton

2009 rank: 15
2000 rank: 21

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14. President James K. Polk

2009 rank: 12
2000 rank: 12

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13. President James Monroe

2009 rank: 14
2000 rank: 14

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12. President Barack Obama

2009 rank: N/A
2000 rank: N/A

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11. President Woodrow Wilson

2009 rank: 9
2000 rank: 6

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10. President Lyndon B. Johnson

2009 rank: 11
2000 rank: 10

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9. President Ronald Reagan

2009 rank: 10
2000 rank: 11

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8. President John F. Kennedy

2009 rank: 6
2000 rank: 8

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7. President Thomas Jefferson

2009 rank: 7
2000 rank: 7

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6. President Harry S. Truman

2009 rank: 5
2000 rank: 5

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5. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

2009 rank: 8
2000 rank: 9

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4. President Theodore Roosevelt

2009 rank: 3
2000 rank: 2

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3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

2009 rank: 3
2000 rank: 2

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2. President George Washington

2009 rank: 2
2000 rank: 3

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1. President Abraham Lincoln

2009 rank: 1
2000 rank: 1

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