Never really thought about it because all I really think about are my club dues. However doing a rough calculation I'm rather dismayed because I need a better paying job to justify this cost: 7500-12000
$50 a round with cart, i'll play 40-50 rounds in 6 month season, thats 2500. Beer at course, normally get 6 pack for back nine for me & riding partner, so thats $18 for 25 of the rounds, another $500. Then hit the local watering hole, get a free drink buy one get one free, and drop another $20 with maybe a burger or sandwich so $1000 there. 4 or 5 scrambles each about $100 and Clubs, gloves, shoes...easily spend 5k a year total.
Playing tomorrow if the weather holds, see you on the links Teddy.
My Mom lived in the 'Palms' its a gated community in Hunington beach and inside was a private golf course that all residents could use for free or if you lived outside the gate you could get a lifetime membership for 100k.....never set foot on it