In the case of Growling Frog, it is a course built and run by the council for the people, not for an exclusive group of members.
Sorry if you misunderstood me, I'm not saying that it should be members only, just that there should be an option to have membership. I don't know about anyone else on this forum but I don't want to pay a premium rate for every round I play. Membership allows you to get a discount over a period of time.
In regards to the council building the course it all looks good on the surface but have you seen their council chambers? It's the bloody taj muhal. Ripping off rate payers. As a rate payer in Whittlesea they have the highest bloody rates that I have paid for naught services. Sorry for digressing...think happy thoughts.
Also have you seen the condition of Bundoora golf course? What a disgrace, also run by a council. Now if you pay your money for a round and then need to rush off in an emergency you can't get a refund. Why not! I haven't even teed off!!! "Sorry but once the money is in the till it's council money and cannot be refunded under any circumstance." That is reason enough for me to be hesitant about council run golf courses.
My effort in thinking happy thoughts isn't working is it? 8O
I hope I'm wrong and the Growling Frog is a croaking success.