The 2k is a entry fee to keep certain type of people out, there currently not interest in having 100's of members. Remember when this course was sold 5 years ago it was meant to be developed into the next K club etc and I'm sure the current owners who have plenty of cash our just waiting for the market to turn around again. This course is a business and I'm guessing not really interest in the views of members or if it is, they only want people who have plenty of cash and don't play much and like to say there a member of a elite club.
But it can't be considered elite now ?, if it is on tee times every day of the week, is a regular on the society circuit, fairways were poor when I was there.
I think they are looking at the pay per play and society money as the future of golf. That is what they are doing at moment.
It would be a long, long shot that the market is going to turn around.