Ryan Hand and I were out there today to meet the Parks Dept. and figure out what can be done. We basically had to come up with a new strategy that could link #15 to #17 and stay off of the grass of those three tiers that we have been use to playing for many years. The new tee box placement (which will shift left) will force you to play to the left of the pines and away from all of the plantings.
The new hole will have a new tee box which will be closer to #8 basket (but not too close) and the new fairway will play straight-away into the far tree line and to the right about 150'. The new hole will probably play as a par-4 and much tougher than the current one.
The Parks Dept. will be doing a ton of clearing and some cutting to shape the fairway during the rest of this year. The new hole will debut next season when the baskets are put back in.
Also, the Parks Dept. will be leveling #13 tee pad which is sloped down now to make it safer to throw from under wet conditions.
This change was coming but at least we seem to have found a reasonable alternative.
As far as the rest of this year please be careful around the work that they have done and try to avoid damaging any of their new plantings.