The former US President was pictured enjoying his first day out of office on the Porcupine Greek Golf Club course in Palm Springs, Evening Standard reports.
Obama reportedly enjoyed a leisurely day at the gym and the private golf course owned by billionaire Larry Ellison.
He was seen looking jovial as he chatted and laughed with fellow golfers and his entourage.
Following President Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the Obamas said goodbye to the White House and boarded a helicopter to Maryland.
Obama tweeted on Friday that he and his wife were going on holiday but assured followers he would be “back to work” after their return.
The couple are staying at the weekend home of Spanish ambassador James Costos and his husband Michael Smith in Rancho Mirage.