Any suggestion of the Mollymook Golf Club's course being developed for housing or other residential projects has been flatly denied by management.
During the week, there was talk on social media about the potential redevelopment of the course, which led to the Milton Ulladulla Times being contacted by a concerned resident.
"I am concerned about the apparent development of the beautiful Mollymook golf course," the resident wrote.
"This iconic course with a fantastic outlook to the coast [a rare thing these days] appears to be in the early stages of development for houses.
"Where is community consultation on the loss of this green space?"
General manager of the Mollymook Golf Club, John Holt, said the development rumour was just that - a rumour and totally false
He said several times, when contacted for comment this week, that the course was not being turned into a housing development.
The course is in the process of a major upgrade.
Mr Holt said the facility was a core asset to never be developed for something like a housing development.
"It can't be sold unless the membership decides to do so," he added
He explained it was a community asset in the sense that the members own it and the community can make use of it.
The work taking place at the course at the moment is all in the name of golf.
"It's an investment in good golf," Mr Holt said.
One of the reasons behind the upgrade is for safety
Mr Holt said they want to stop people in the nearby neighbourhood from being hit by a golf ball while they are mowing their lawns, for example.
Information on the club's website explains that In recent years, the number of incidents involving golf ball strikes to persons on neighbouring properties has increased, particularly along Golf Avenue.
In addition, damage to houses, vehicles and other property has increased.
Safety concerns for players and employees on the course were also noted.
The course is 'tight' and several locations are over-exposed to the flight path of wayward golf balls.
Such issues were identified in 2006.
"The Beachside course possesses dire safety problems with the routing of the layout requiring attention. The layout of holes presents numerous safety problems both internally to golfers and externally to adjacent public roadways. To solve these safety issues, the entire site needs to be revamped," the RW Golf Course Architecture, MGC Concept Control Plan Design Report stated in December 2006.
The work started around seven weeks ago and will take 12 months to complete at a cost close to $1 million.
"The Beachside golf course is a magnificent golf facility and it's a local landmark that everybody loves, but it's tired and it's rundown and has not had money spent on it for many years," Mr Holt said
"It's a significant investment and the first investment in over 10 years of any sort that the club has made and certainly the first investment in the Beachside course in decades."
He said the standard of the course would be high and a great asset created at the end of the process.
More details, including weekly updates and photos, are on the club's website.