It's funny because I used to dream of playing every course at least once, but not so much anymore. . . for a few reasons. The one big factor is what's mentioned about how out of hand golf rounds have become here in the US. The other is my health- back issues (makes it not fun).
For me, oh, before I forget, put me down with you on being cheap, by the way, but I've learned to check out specials on ads if it falls on my golf day, some I run in to luck getting on some courses for little or nothing-- I am so cheap! (lol). But it's probably because of being at a club where I can play most my golf, and luckily posting this during my day job, keeps me from playing other courses often where I have to think about it.
Bucket lists are now tied in with which of my friends would be able to go with me type of condition-- only because I think it would mean more to have a game there with a friend, but if I have to, I probably would go out as a single. Or, which resort would my wife enjoy in case I'd like to play a few rounds. (forget UK area, she likes the tropics/water)
Not so often, but my guys would think of flying somewhere and playing for days and sometimes more than a round a day consecutively for as little as next to nothing - play your heart out - for a grand price of wearing a badge which is probably worth less than $10 at a thrift shoppe, is something that really mean most to me as far as paying for golf and competitive golf is concerned. (I've never had the pleasure of wearing the badge, but, I am hopeful.)
So I'm not sure what that number is, really. . . not much, that's for sure. (lol)