I hope and pray that you ALL also see through the scheme and do not let the passage of time weaken you. I only wish that the council had been more vigilant and demanding on their care of the grounds so as to make it rightly more expensive for them to maintain those grounds, and possibly this could have been advanced.
This group was also presented with several opportunities to sell the course as is, they CHOSE to reject those and close and destroy the course. They are simply reaping what they sow and the city should stand their ground on the land use and maintain the overwhelming majority as parks and rec/green space in perpetuity.
Once they finally accept that reality I am sure suitable options that will maintain the green space component will present.