Hi, I know these topics come up a bit. I've done a search but not finding really what I'm after. Sorry if i'm repeating old material.
I'm a 38yo with two little ones (2 and 4). I was previously a member at Patterson River until the two yo was born. I live in Chelsea. I'm looking to get back into more regular golf again and have been looking around at courses / costs. Given the kids situation it's unlikely I'll play every week but hoping for around 3 rounds per month (35 rounds a year or so). Saturday's are a must for me, i really enjoy playing Saturday comp it is one of the main reasons i would join anywhere again. So I'm looking at a 7 day membership or some sort of deal (seems to be a few deals around trying to entice people my age). I don't want to spend more than $3k - i can't justify any extra money given I'm the sole income earner with the two little ones.
I've looked at Pat River, Sandhurst, Keysborough, Southern, Spring Valley. Any others i should consider?
The front runners at the moment are Keysborough or Sandhurst. Although Keysborough is quote a lot more expensive than Sandhurst. Also i work in Mulgrave so swinging by either of these two after work is quite doable.
I love to practise so having a reasonable practise area would be great.
Any feedback on the above? I get the feeling Sandhurst is struggling a little financially at the moment? Also what's going on with the drive way there? I played Sandhurst in Jan and it was a mess to try and get in and out with Thompsons Rd works underway......!
Also any feedback on the age demographics of each? I'd be looking to meet some new people ideally somewhat around my age to play with each week.