Update on June 22:
The City of Cleburne West Loop Reuse Water Line project has officially broken ground within the grounds of Cleburne Golf Links. The pipeline work has begun on the northern most end of property, adjacent to #9 green. While construction is present at the northern end of the golf course, we will block off the cart path loop adjacent to the 9th green.
Golfers will still play number 9, then will need to backtrack about 20 yards to the "Utility Work Ahead Sign, that has been placed on the cart path. There is a path mowed through the native area, with ropes along the left side of the path, to separate golfers from the construction right of way.
We have created a drop zone for any errant shots that may enter the construction zone, near the silt fence adjacent to #9 green. The work area will be played as "ground under repair" with free relief to the drop zone. Golfers are not permitted to enter the work zone to retrieve golf balls as there will be heavy equipment in operation in that area.
We have moved the back tee markers forward one tee box on #10, until the back tee is reconstructed, following the completion of this segment of construction. There should be no significant interruption of play, but please expect noise and dust in the area, as this important infrastructure project is completed to enhance the supply of water to Lake Pat Cleburne.
Original Message on June 8:
Golfers may have noticed a number of survey markers, primarily along the perimeter of the golf course. These markers indicate the location of the City of Cleburne’s West Loop Reuse Water line that is part of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion and Reuse Pump Station Project to address the increase in population and wastewater and water supply demand increases.
The water line construction in the area of Cleburne Golf Links is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks. It will involve digging a 4-foot-wide ditch to place the 20-inch water line.
The project will not impact any putting greens and should only impact the back tees of holes #10, #14 and possibly #16.
There will be some re-routing of cart traffic in some areas where cart paths will be affected by the work zone for the pipeline. The largest impact to the golf course, from a golfing standpoint, will be noise. Contractors will be working as diligently and quickly as possible to minimize impacts to the golf course, while completing the project by the scheduled deadline.
The project will begin at the north end of the golf course, near #9 green and proceed along the perimeter fence. Once the line reaches the southern end of hole #14, it will proceed along the right side of the practice range and parking lot, then contractors will bore beneath the entry road. Once the project is south of the entrance, they will continue to dig ditches along the perimeter fence and exit the golf course property behind the 17th tee.
For more information regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project, contact James Randell, City of Cleburne utility superintendent, at 817-645-0946 or via email at [email protected].