The contractors working on the site work for the new library began work this week, including beginning tree removal in the area of Hole 4. Because trees were being cut down and heavy equipment is beginning to be used in that area, the RRPD proactively removed the basket for Hole 4 for safekeeping. It has been known for some time that when work began, Hole 4's basket would have to be moved. The work started with little or no notice to the RRPD or the RDGC, however.
The plan that has been discussed among the RDGC board members and informally with others is to relocate the basket in the vicinity of the shed that is still standing near where the trailers used to be. This area should be unaffected in the long term by the library. However, there is still a substantial amount of debris in this area from the removal of the trailers, and consequently it's considered unsafe to move the basket to a permanent location in this area at the moment. Once the area is cleared of debris and we can establish that there's no ongoing danger from construction equipment, we will identify a new location for the basket and have it permanently placed there.
In the short term, Hole 4 should be considered closed. There's no basket there, so there's no reason to try to play it. For the upcoming Lost in the Woods tournament, a temporary basket will be positioned in a safe area, probably with a temporary tee location as well. For casual play, after completing Hole 3 proceed to the tee area for Hole 5. Signs providing information and directions will be posted as soon as possible.
The silt fencing on Hole 5 and behind the basket on Hole 2 will remain in place for the time being but will be removed at some point. For now, play around it.
Along the right side of Hole 6, you will see black silt fencing and orange netting. This area is subject to construction activity, including felling of trees, and you should exercise caution whenever work is ongoing. Eventually, a 10' chain link fence will separate the library property from park property in this area; based on the site plan it should be to the east of the fairway for Hole 6 and should not pose any long-term problem.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to send them to email@example.com