Closure of the course has been rumoured for some time. A quick google search seems to confirm that closure is now planned rather than rumoured. It seems like June 2019 is the date.
As always there are people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing when they are out to make a buck. The quotes below from local accountant Darren Halpin suggest to me that he and the group who own the land are not at all sad to see it turned into housing. In fact I suspect that keeping the course open was nothing more than a ruse to claim that they tried but just couldn't make it pay.
He expresses attitudes about the worthless nature of a golf course which do not form overnight. From https://www.golfindu...e-in-june-2019/
"he said he was trying to ensure better community use of the northern beaches asset. At the moment, only golfers use it, and there’s 150 members here, and maybe some visitors, he said. That’s all they use: 100ha of land. Now there’s going to be thousands of people using it annually, with local people coming to use the facilities: people walking along new walking tracks up to the clubhouse, parks for families, activation areas for entertainment and activities."
To repeat "150 members and maybe some visitors". Absolutely shameful. It was far more than that when your group bought the property Mr Halpin. And fancy hiding your profit making motive behind a claim that thousands would now use the land. Tell me where that has EVER happened when a golf course has been carved up for housing.
Shame on you Mr Halpin.
Edited by Forrest Gardener, 09 February 2019 - 09:43 AM.