Former US President Barack Obama has been spotted taking in the breathtaking ocean vista from the world renowned Kauri Cliffs Golf Course in Northland as he plays a round of golf with Sir John Key and his son Max this afternoon.
While the shots are taken from a distance, the former US President can be seen in a green golfing top, with Key having opted for a black number.
Fifteen of the eighteen holes overlook the Pacific Ocean at Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay, Kaeo, which was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida.
The course will be showcasing some of New Zealand's natural beauty to keen golfer Obama, a message he is sure to take back with him to the States.
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course was ranked at number 39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.
Footage taken by 1 NEWS shows Obama taking a putt around the picturesque 13th hole, judging by his reaction he only narrowly missed it, with a companion picking up the ball next to the hole for a gimme.
It is believed the pair, along with Key's son Max, and millionaire Kiwi businessman Craig Heatley are playing 18 holes today.
Following the golf, it is understood President Obama will be staying at the Northland luxury lodge The Landing.