I would love to belong to a CC. I am not a very good golfer (18 hdcp) but enjoy playing. I am not willing to put out the money at this time as I am nearing retirement. I will agree that on the finer courses I have played, it is nice to know that the greens are not bumpy, that people fix their ball marks and divots. The remark about being behind high handicappers makes me wonder if it is only they that play slow. I like to play at a quick pace, and have found that I have to wait on people ahead of me that tend to be better golfers because they have this ritual they go through before they hit, putt, or anything. Stand behind the ball and take 3/4 swings. Get up to the ball, take 4/5 swings. Back away, step up to the ball, take 3/4 swings then hit the ball. Maybe I would score better if I did all that, but I am aware of those behind me and try to keep play moving. It is not only "high handicappers" that slow the game down.
Reading some of this makes me think that "high handicappers" have no place on a CC course or a Private Course. Very few ever start their golf as beginners with single digit hdcp.
Golf Snobs Are Everywhere!!!!!!!!