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12 Things To Look For In 2012

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12 things to look for in 2012: Courses: Private Clubs Will Open Their Doors

Green Fees Will Continue To Go Down

Golf courses have been hit hard the past few years with the country's economy struggling. Those who still have the means to play regularly, though, stand to benefit. "2012 is going to be another good year for the green-fee paying public as the market continues to correct itself. High-end daily fee courses, especially courses that were tied to real estate development that went belly-up, are going to have to find ways to be self-sustaining," says Golf Digest Staff Writer Max Adler. "This will mean lowering green fees so they can compete with bargain courses. With so many private clubs reducing initiation fees, the courses that once represented the middle of the market have nowhere to move but down."
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