A number of people have noted with alarm that a portion of the course has been fenced off and that there appears to be some sort of work going on. Is the new owner doing an end run around the city and is beginning to build?
No. Geoff Ho posted a comment about this last week:
The fencing on the back nine is for the construction work that will enhance part of the course as a riparian habitat. The riparian habitat is being made in a land trade with the Faria Preserve Project (the development behind Home Depot) to meet environmental requirements. Since Faria Preserve eliminated some riparian habitat the builder (Cal Atlantic) had to make up for it elsewhere. Cal Atlantic made an agreement with the prior SR Golf Club owner and got the various government agency approvals. The plan calls for planting 19 trees and 3,247 shrubs on the course and Cal Atlantic is paying for everything.
There is more information about this at http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/gprc/documents/04Land.pdf and http://www.danvillesanramon.com/news/2016/07/27/san-ramon-council-supports-faria-preserve-initiative-ordinance.
We published a blog post in August as well: http://staythecoursesanramon.com/index.php/2016/08/30/some-more-information-about-the-golf-course/