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Unsightly fencing on Back Nine

Local residents will no doubt be overjoyed to see that the screened chain link fencing surrounding the back 9 on the course is coming down.

This is not because the current owner of the course has suddenly developed civic responsibility; the fencing was placed initially when that section of the course was closed to complete some work in connection with the Faria project. The work was completed and the back 9 reopened quite some time ago, but the fencing has remained.

It is not only unsightly but it is a safety hazard. The plastic screening on the fence restricts visibility around the corners.

With this in mind, the City has begun removing the fencing. This will resolve both the safety and the cosmetic issues.

We have no idea what, if any, response the owner of the course will have to this action. What we do know is that the fence was no longer needed and that it was an unpleasant addition to the neighborhoods. It’s good to know that the City has taken the initiative to remedy this eyesore and public safety hazard.

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  • Steve Cohen May 15, 2017, 1:01 pm

    I played the front nine only last Wednesday after a long absence. I was not expecting to find painters painting the buildings nor the exceptional shape the front nine was in. I’m 100% on the side of “staying the course” but simply wanted to submit the pleasant surprise I found. Remember, this was the front nine only so I did not notice the fence on the back nine and have no knowledge of the shape.

  • Bill May 15, 2017, 1:34 pm

    Just curious why City or our tax dollars are being used to remove fencing.

    • Admin May 15, 2017, 2:35 pm

      I don’t yet have any information about whether the City is going bill the owner. It would certainly seem to be appropriate, since the fence was a public safety issue as well as being a nuisance.

    • Admin May 15, 2017, 9:14 pm

      I’ve just gotten confirmation from a City Council member that the City is invoicing the owner for removing and storing the fence.

  • Allison Hanson May 15, 2017, 2:37 pm


    SRGC was notified on 4/28/17 to remove the fencing. The screened fencing was visually obstructive not only at every intersection, but at the entrances to golf cart paths as well. In fact, there was at least one serious near-miss accident in which a 4 yr old riding her bicycle on the sidewalk was almost hit by a golf cart. If she were struck, her mother indicated she would have also been thrown into oncoming Pine Valley traffic.

    It is difficult to understand why anyone would object to the City of San Ramon removing the fencing to protect residents. The SRGC owners were appealing its removal, even though it continued to be hazardous to children each and every day.

  • Jen May 15, 2017, 5:07 pm

    Thrilled the city took action. Proud and happy to have a proactive city, who does like this for citizen safety and the betterment of our community. I continue to be disgusted by the actions of Ron Richards, Schlesinger and the golf course ownership in general.

  • Joseph Weyandt May 16, 2017, 10:19 am

    Thanks for the update!
    Well said.

  • David Ernest May 16, 2017, 2:11 pm

    I have just been told that Eric Figueroa, Assistant City Manager, 925-973-2632, is the go-to person at city hall for all things related to the golf course.

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