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To avoid the rough, country clubs cut fees

Courses seek to mitigate recession's damage

Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon is one of several clubs in the region trying to weather the recession by using financial incentives to boost membership. Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon is one of several clubs in the region trying to weather the recession by using financial incentives to boost membership. (Rose Lincoln for The Boston Globe)
By Stephanie Ebbert
Globe Staff / January 5, 2009

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The Golf Club of Cape Cod opened in Falmouth in June 2007 to broad acclaim. Ranked by golf magazines as one of the nation's top new courses and billing itself as an "exclusive enclave," it commanded a jaw-dropping initiation fee of $85,000. (Full article: 994 words)

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