Golden is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in southeastern Barry County about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Cassville. It is located south of Table Rock Lake and one mile north of Missouri Route 86 on Highway J. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 280.
A post office called Golden has been in operation since 1876. The community most likely was named after the local Golden family.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is located about 16 miles (26 km) south of Golden.