Let me clarify. There is good public golf in the country, just not around where I live. Public golf around here is 5 hour rounds at low, low, low quality tracks. At our CC I walk 9 in 1:15-1:30 depending on how well I'm hitting the ball, which is grand.
Public golf isn't worth playing, I'd rather just hit balls on a range than play on a public course. I only play golf at the CC, I don't attend any functions, rarely make my food minimums, it's all about the golf.