First it was the residents and governing council of Rhodes in Sydney struggling to deal with the hordes of Pokemon GO trainers. Now it's the Monash Council and the Glen Waverley Golf Course, with the course banning players to stop them interfering with the grounds.
Much like Sydney's Rhodes a month ago, the Glen Waverley Golf Course is a bit of a hotspot for rare Pokemon. It's been a popular nest for Charmanders in particular, although Dratinis and Dragonites have been spotted there in the past.
But according to a report on the weekend from The Age, that's set to come to an end. The influx of players to the golf course, according to Monash Council mayor Geoff Lake, was destroying the grounds.
"Having more than 500 people congregating at the course at night has all sorts of worrying issues around wear and tear on the course [as well as] vandalism," the mayor is quoted as saying.
One golfer said around 30 or 40 players could be seen walking across, so the frustration is understandable. But there's also a catch: because the public golf course is part of a reserve, it's also considered public land — entitling users to walk through the grounds if they choose.
That hasn't changed the mind of Cr Lake, however, who said the council would not allow a "bunch of geeks looking for Pokemon" negatively impact the course.
The Pokemon GO hotspot's days appear to be numbered, however. The duty manager for the course's golf shop has petitioned Niantic to have the course's Pokestops and spawns removed. If the Rhodes experience is anything to go by, the days of Charmanders roaming Glen Waverley will be done within a week or so.
Until then, some users have pledged to continue roaming the grounds. "This makes me sad ... generally people cant have a good thing without ruining it," one user posted.