They have this, it’s called an executive course and if that my only option, I’ll watch paint dry or baseball on tv.
Golf, at its core, is an elitist sport, that’s why we have thousands of dollars in clubs, to go spend 5 hours of a day, riding around on courses that charge hundreds for the privilege to be there. The experience is not cheap, it’s not for the less fortunate and it’s sure as hell not better when you make it worse.
Until Tiger, it was a rich white (generally old) man’s sport, the only difference now is one odd generation that was inspired by a rich young black man who kicked all the old guys in the balls and took their sport, while acting proper of course. The sport is returning to the elites again as technology has somehow managed to make our lives more busy and less fulfilling, the middle class spends their time at work, the courses supported by them close and the richest survive. Check back in 10 years and let me now how your municipal courses are doing..
Point of story, don’t take away the exciting part of golf and hope it gets better just because early adapters are willing to part with $500 to have a “Twist face” driver.