Sheesh! Sounds painful
There's a golf club less than 1/2 a mile from where I live - it is perhaps one of the better ones in trying its best to be socially inclusive - it has in the past teamed up with local secondary schools to host some free lessons to students and sponsor competitions, it's basic membership fees are reasonably affordable for the most part, and that the bar & function room is kept well clean & tidy without having a heavy snobbery about it. However, the history of the mens and ladies captains definitely lean towards a leadership that is dominated by those whom are more "well-to-do" - but that's probably down to the general cost of playing golf beyond an occasional past time. I recall Rory McIlroy's father saying that he had to work a second job as a barman in the evenings several nights a week to pay for his sons golfing fees & equiptment. But again, it does somewhat avoid the "golf club snob" aura that tends to affect a lot of club houses - we've had a couple of family celebrations in the golf club's function room in the last five years or so that also provided their own catering - and the overall price was very reasonable.
However, I just can't get into golf as a sport. It's just not for me. As Cycloon points out, there's a fair bit of technical play and no less a serious amount of skill involved to take account of the conditions of play - but I just find it boring. The closest I've done to cover a round was playing Konami Golf 2 on the MSX!