Watch: First video of Barack Obama and John Key strolling side by side while golfing at Northland's Kauri Cliffs course

The first vision has emerged of Barack Obama and John Key strolling leisurely side by side along the Kauri Cliffs golf course in Northland today.

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.

Judging by his reaction it was a narrow miss by the former US President. Source: 1 NEWS

It is believed the pair, along with Key's son Max, and millionaire Kiwi businessman Craig Heatley are playing 18 holes today.

Mr Obama is playing golf at the exclusive Northland location. Source: 1 NEWS

Footage taken by 1 NEWS shows Obama taking a putt and judging by his reaction he only narrowly missed it, with a companion picking up the ball next to the hole for a gimme.

On his first visit to New Zealand the former US President is at the Northland location. Source: 1 NEWS

Following the golf, it is understood President Obama will be staying at the Northland luxury lodge The Landing.

The former US President is enjoying a beautiful summer's day in Northland. Source: 1 NEWS