This has been mentioned in a few other threads.
I have played on both publics and private.
On publics, you get paired with (nice) people, play a round, generally get along, but afterwards, you shake hands and never see the person again. (Maybe at smaller clubs, you see the same people over and over?)
At the private, I golfed with 2 friends I knew growing up. The golfing was a great bonding, talking about our games, and we'd grab a beer after, etc. But, I never really made new friends from that either.
I'm just wondering how people are making "lifelong friends" from golfing.