Many mid-level private clubs in selected markets have been struggling since the financial meltdown five years ago. Long-time members have been hitting the exits in droves. As a result, hundreds of full-service country clubs nationwide have broadened their admission policies and dropped their fees to stay afloat. Why not take advantage of some of the incredible values to be had in the private club sector? It’s a buyer’s market. You could get used to not having to make an advance tee time rather quickly.