Really need to have friends with a good lease that are looking for members...
That's how I ended up in my new club. I went as a guest of my uncle and cousin several years ago and this year they had an opening and offered it to me. It's a good club: the reasons people left are death, cross-country relocation, and unemployment. No one left to find a better club.
then I put my 40 acres up for lease and my phone blew up. People offering money sight-unseen, some more than I was asking. Hunting land markets can be insane.