Eguller Funny story....there was a fella that supposedly hit the lottery(??) down close to my hometown. He had an 18 hole course built, and spared no expense. Word of mouth was about 100K per green alone. His thought was to get a PGA stop. How he ever thought players would get there is beyond me, with it being 100 miles to the nearest big airport @ Indy.
Anyway, it is not open to the public, yet for several years was ranked in the top 2-3 courses in the state & was ranked #2 in the country for 'private' courses. Not sure how that happened when no one could play it.
I've been past the place several times, but cannot see it from the highway, it is so far back on the 'estate'.
Maybe @SMT has been there, or can elaborate further.