I'm interested in what you guys are paying. Much too much for me! I joined a semi-private links course in Northern England which hosts Regional Qualifying for the Open Championship. I pay £560/$650 a year and there are no other costs. Yes, we get visitors, but they are restricted to certain tee times which I can easily work around. My last club in the South of England was £1100/$1350 a year.
Why is golf so much more expensive in the USA?
PS £70 for a days golf, £80 at the weekend and only 1 hour from Edinburgh.
Don't tell everyone though!