The golf outing at Virginia's Fort Belvoir is the first since a Sept. 28 outing on the same course. That round was his 35th of the year — a new annual record according to White House Dossier.

The president played just 19 rounds of golf in 2012, an election year. He golfed 34 times in 2011, 30 times in 2010, and 28 times in 2009. Sunday's round will be the 147th golf outing of his presidency.

Obama on Sunday golfed with White House chef Sam Kass and aides Mike Brush and Marvin Nicholson, according to the White House

During the government shutdown, the Obamas curtailed their travel away from the White House compound. The president was forced to scrap a planned eight-day trip to a trade summit in Asia. And on the couple's 21st wedding anniversary, they did not make their traditional outing to a Washington-area restaurant.

--This report was updated at 1:11 p.m.