Public consultation is now open on a proposed Auckland Golf Investment Plan which aims to ensure that all Aucklanders can benefit from publicly owned land, says Auckland Council. “Public golf courses are generally large parcels of open space and there is a lot of potential to open these up for more Aucklanders to enjoy,” says Councillor Alf Filipaina. “This current exclusive use of publicly owned land for golf is not sustainable,” agrees Head of Active Recreation, Dave Stewart. But he also notes we need to continue catering for the 100,000 Aucklanders who play golf annually.