The bulk of the costs was to cover some $1.9 million in hotel stays for Secret Service agents.
The president was playing golf with professional John Daly while officials were trying to set up a call to have the aid released, according to The New York Times.
"I'm tired of people disrespecting our President!" a Trump supporter stated in her now-defunct GoFundMe page.
The aide said Trump had been briefed throughout the weekend on the situation.
The U.S. president promoted the 2017 U.S. Women's Open heavily on his Twitter account.
The president's appetite for golf is well known.
The newly elected president is chummy among the club members, joking about inviting them along on Cabinet interviews.