So I'm looking at re-joining a private club in my area after a several year hiatus from the club scene and am looking at a few different options. One concern I have is that as clubs have had to cut their initiation and monthly dues to keep and attract members over the past several years, they may have offset that financial hit by letting in more members than they would have before. Part of the reason I want to join a private club again is so I don't have to fight for tee times on the weekends, so I want a club that doesn't have too many members fighting for too few tee times.
So with that said, from your experience with clubs, what have you all found to be the 'right' or optimal number of members to have for an 18 hole course. I know there are several factors that are tough to determine with answering that question, but I'm just trying to get a sense here. Thanks in advance