An article in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 March 2012 states:

 

A STRUGGLING Sydney golf club with a declining membership is considering joining forces with a cemetery that is overflowing.

 

Cash-strapped Strathfield Golf Club has told its members it was approached by its neighbour, Rookwood Cemetery, about selling the fairways and greens as future burial grounds.

 

Under a proposal discussed with Australia's largest necropolis, Rookwood would buy the entire course and give the club a long-term lease.

 

For the next 20 years, golfers would notice no difference but after that the new owners would begin to make use of the land to cope with growing demand.

 

 

To read the full article go to Crowded Rookwood