A public golf course allows you to just simply pay your green fee and walk out among nature’s gifts to try and get a little white ball from point A to point B in the least amount of shots possible. It will take just one shot – hit somewhere near the middle of the clubface in the general direction of where you were aiming – to feel the bite of the golf bug. Before you know it, you’re investing in a new set of clubs and you have a tee time with mates
This was how tens of thousands of Australians discovered, or rediscovered, a
love for golf during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the game’s dramatic rise in popularity and participation numbers since 2020, public golf courses, particularly those laid out on local council-owned land in urban areas, have come under pressure from non-golfing sources advocating the valuable…