Golfers' Choice: Top 25 golf courses in the U.S. for Staff Friendliness

The friendliest golf courses open to the public based on our community of reviewers in 2019
Maui vibes from the staff at Kapalua Resort.

Nothing gets a day of golf off on the right foot like a friendly greeting from the club staff. An analysis of our community's course reviews in 2019 shows this can be achieved in an exceptional way whether you're arriving at a high-end resort or municipal course.

The following 25 public-access golf courses in the U.S. earned the highest marks throughout the year for Staff Friendliness. Several of them are former private clubs that have recently opened their gates to limited or general public access. Click on "read reviews" to learn more about the experience, according to fellow golfers like yourself.

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  1. Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

    Williamsburg, Va. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "When you get there you are treated like royalty from the bag guys,to the starter, the pro shop staff, the bartender, everyone makes great effort to treat you like a member." - hughd123

    FROM $217 (USD)
    WILLIAMSBURG, VA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection and 2 rounds of golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club - Gold & Green Courses.

  2. Royal Hylands Golf Club

    Knightstown, Ind. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Fairways and greens are superb as well as the friendly staff. Come play it for yourself and visit the 19th hole after a round and relax on the front porch with your friends." - dale9377210

  3. Yocha Dehe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort

    Brooks, Calif. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "We were treated like members and family upon arrival to Yocha Dehe. Great Service starts with a smile and for us this made the difference. Paul Bunyan at the pro shop. Brian taking care of the Carts and Clubs and DAN “the man” on top of the Hill and Marshalling made our trip to this golf Mecca a put good time." - caberg

  4. TPC Deere Run

    Silvis, Ill. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Heard a lot about this course but must say it exceeded my expectations. Wonderful course, incredible value, great staff." - snyderj

  5. Eagle Eye Golf Club

    Bath, Mich. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: From the staff greeting us and getting our bags on carts, to the practice facilities being included before our round. Everything about our first time at this course exceeded expectation." - hedgerc

  6. The Sinatra Resort & Country Club

    Rancho Mirage, Calif. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "The S is an excellent facility tip to tail. The staff are always friendly and helpful ... I hope they continue allowing non-members to play." - rgayton

  7. Mendota Golf Club

    Mendota, Ill. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Mendota is always in good condition. The greens are mostly small and they run true. The staff is great. I highly recommend Mendota. If I lived closer I would join the club." - Lizzzz, Local Golf Advisor

  8. Sunriver Resort

    Sunriver, Ore. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "From the friendly and welcoming staff at the gated entrance to the polite and smiling bartenders, Crosswater at Sunriver Resort is a true Top 100 golf experience ... To top it all off the young lad scrubbing my hooks after the round told me to watch this 1999 made for TV, hosted by Crosswater (Daly vs. Couples) . " - gzimmerman2

  9. Nashville National Golf Links

    Joelton, Tenn. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "The staff at this little gem are wonderful and maybe the most friendly daily fee staff I've ever met. They want your business and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure you have a pleasant experience." - lobbyvol

  10. Kapalua Resort

    Kapalua, Hawaii | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "From the ethereal ocean views, to the beautifully manicured fairways and greens, to the impeccable service, I throughly enjoyed everything about the Plantation course." - Mac1lee3

    FROM $577 (USD)
    MAUI | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and 3 rounds of golf at the newly refined Kapalua Resort Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort Bay Course, and King Kamehameha Golf Club.

  11. Hobbs Hole Golf Course

    Tappahanock, Va. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "The people at Hobbs Hole and the restaurant go out of their way to assure that you enjoy the atmosphere." - Mike7416191

  12. FarmLinks at Pursell Farms

    Sylacauga, Ala. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "This is a beautiful immaculate course in Alabama. Rates with all the great courses around the country. The staff is very friendly, helpful and attentive." - mwindham

  13. Gaylord Golf Club

    Gaylord, Mich. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Service excellent....clubs taken from the car onto the cart, and then the guy followed us to the car with the cart, so we didn't have to walk back to the club ... This used to be an all private club, and it shows." - dick7034

  14. General Burnside Island State Park Golf Course

    Burnside Island, Ky. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "As always the course was in great condition. And the staff at the club house are amazing. Super nice people super nice course." - bjhudson4

  15. Falcon Valley Golf Course

    Lenexa, Kan. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "What a great 9-hole track. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. Leave time to hit the 19th hole." - Smitty7

  16. The Brute at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

    Lake Geneva, Wisc. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "I can’t say enough about the course and the people working there.
    The starters and rangers were all excellent, but Kyle Kunash the head pro was so helpful and had friendly." - ebartosik

  17. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grand Lakes

    Orlando, Fla. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Course experience turned out as advertised: great condition including fast well conditioned greens, wonderful layout, friendly staff, good pace, nice well stocked pro shop including some great deals. The bag tag provided looks very classy as well." - LW11g

  18. The Classic Club

    Palm Desert, Calif. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. Drink cart out making the rounds. Nice GPS on the carts. Complementary water and range balls on a 1st class grass practice facility. Everything about this place is top notch. Definitely recommended." - nickesquire

  19. Koasati Pines at Coushatta

    Kinder, La. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Staff I dealt with were awesome. 3 groups of 4 had just teed off and he let us go off the back. Never waited for a single shot. Played in just under 3 hours." - Ken9411092

  20. Turning Stone Resort

    Verona, N.Y. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "I have yet to find anything that exceeds Turning Stone dedication to the customers. From the moment you pass through the gate at Atunyote to the moment you leave the Fazio gem you are surrounded by excellence." - Duane7133

  21. Forest Hills Golf Course

    Cornelius, Ore. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "I had a great round at this course. The course maintenance was excellent after all the Winter weather storms with rain/snow. The course was not wet at all, and the fairway was in great condition as well as the all the greens. Very friendly staff and was not crowed at all on Sunday." - Sang7039NE

  22. Sapelo Hammock Golf Course

    Shellman Bluff, Ga. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Wonderful course highly recommend this to any golfer that enjoys a great layout. I played early in the morning so it had not gotten very hot out. Staff excellent and helpful." - DRahn

  23. Cateechee

    Hartwell, Ga. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Tremendous layout always in fantastic condition. Clubhouse is beautiful and the staff are very friendly and professional. All the course you want off the back tees. - donoughforde

  24. Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course

    Franklin, Ky. | Read reviews
    What they're saying: "Staff is excellent. Had a couple hackers in front most of the day and the Marshall did stop and ask us about pace and immediately tried to instill etiquette in the players." - Greg1861214

  25. Blair Park
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