pmm hit the nail on the head with regards to joining a real life club - you spend years trying to master that one course.....unsuccessfully. Occasionally you will play inter club matches, get invites but that home track is like the back of your hand.
You know it very well, know how to play it, but every shot, every day is different.
But even then, you probably play it once or twice a week, in my case I used to try to play 3 times.......on here I can play that in one hour. So we get to know the courses on here faster, and we do not have to contend with grip changes, swing imperfections, stance variations.......hence why statistically this game makes a mockery of the scoring and courses.
+1 to the costs, I have played STA and KIA in real life, both expensive and hard to get onto. A mate played PB, cost him $400 - 500 bucks. Great course, he loved it, but was it worth it? In his eyes yes, and once upon a time, I would have done so too. Now I see there are courses, perhaps not as well known or good, but reflect much better value.
I too love the views, especially when the camera zooms out for panoramic views. Some bring back memories, others I think wow, great course (and these are views you never get from the ground). I suppose it transports you to that course, albeit briefly.
Yes I would like new courses, as one thing WGT does, is make a virtual golf course great. Economically and viability need to be taken into account.....I want this game to be around after I take a break from playing, I want it to be here in a years time....and way past that.
If some players want to bankroll new courses, well I am fine with that.