Ok folks, if you play the county courses you have probably experienced the joy of the 5 hour round. I personally like the courses. I've played Maple Moor and Saxon Woods mainly, and the conditions are generally very good. However, the number of golfers crowding the course even on weekdays is crazy sometimes. Add in the weirdos trying to "shop" for new balls by picking up shots you just hit on the fairway and it's enough to make you want to join a private club.
Anyone have similar experiences, funny stories or suggestions for good courses that don't break the bank? Also any private clubs offering special deals to get members? Now may be the time to think about jumping into a private club if the price is right.