Members of the press covering a golfing session by US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are kept in a basement suite with covered windows not to be able to see onto the golf course.
It was not clear which country had called for such secrecy at the US president's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, on Saturday.
The two world leaders are spending the weekend at the club following a Friday meeting and press conference at the White House.
According to the new administration’s pool reporters, black plastic had been applied to the windows and photographers were told not to take pictures at the "private club."
Japanese reporters covering their premier’s foreign visit were also kept in the same room.
The press pool traditionally accompanies the president to “track his every move,” according to the Hill.
In November 2016, Trump ditched his press pool to go out to dinner, and later in December, he did it again to golf.
Meanwhile, US first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, the Japanese premier’s wife, toured a Japanese garden in Palm Beach County, Florida, on Saturday.
The ladies were led through the grounds of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, where they fed Koi fish.
"There are so many of them. They are so big, too," Melania said.