More than 700 people have teed-off on Maroondah Council with a clear message — don’t cut up Dorset Golf Course.
Four petitions containing 721 signatures were combined and tabled at last night’s meeting, urging the council not to reduce the Croydon course from 18 holes.
Consultant WellPlayed suggested the council alter one of its two courses — Ringwood or Dorset — to a short-format course in its Maroondah golf review.
The consultant suggested replacing the lost holes with other golf-related attractions such as virtual golf, a mini golf course, an expanded pavilion or a driving range.
“We, the undersigned, do not want this proposal to go ahead and we believe the Dorset Golf Course should remain an 18-hole golf course,” the petition reads.
Cr Paul Macdonald, who created and distributed 800 flyers to homes in Croydon South urging residents to have their say, welcomed the petition.
“There is definitely a message there from our community about the uses of the golf course, and it will be interesting to see what council does down the track,” he told the gallery.
“As a councillor I am very happy to see over 700 people show interest in Dorset (golf course).”
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