Ongoing construction of the football stadium has created new obstacles to play on the front nine holes. Particularly affected are hole 1, because the basket has been removed from its sleeve, hole 2, because there's a great muddy swath of tractor tracks across the tee area, hole 8, because there's an enormous pile of dirt in the fairway and men working in the immediate vicinity, and hole 9, because there's men working in the immediate vicinity.
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This is the view at the top of the hill on hole 1, looking towards the basket's usual location. (There is a metal post with a flag stuck into the basket sleeve, probably to prevent the tractor driver from crushing it. You can see it in the highlighted circle in the photo.) There is a great muddy swath where the tractor has been driving back and forth, transferring the gigantic pile of dirt to the disc-eating ravine which usually causes so much trouble on hole 1.
Here's a new hazard on hole 3 and 4. A very deep and nasty ravine opened up after the storms at the start of December, and the university has responded by filling the ravine with a jumble of concrete parking lot bumpers. If your disc goes down there, it's a goner.
I'm glad they filled in the ravine and marked it with hazard tape. I had to rescue a dog after it had fallen into it, back in December. (Story here.)
This photo is taken from the fairway of hole 8, looking toward the basket (the highlighted circle at the center). As you can see, the great pile of dirt and muddy tractor tracks make this hole . . . somewhat of a challenge. I skipped it, because even though the workers were wearing hard hats, it still seemed imprudent to throw into a construction zone.