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f+Q•• �r <br />William P. Kenoi ;. <br />Mayor r <br />� <br />ountp 0f'a' ai, i <br />DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />(808) 961-8311 9 Fax (808) 961-8411 <br />http://www.hawaiicounty.E!ov/parks-and-recreation/ <br />NEWS RELEASE <br />February 4, 2016 <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br />Clayton S. Houma <br />Director <br />James M. Komata <br />Deputy Director <br />Hilo Municipal Golf Course to be Shortened, <br />Remain Open During Renovation Project <br />The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announces it will shorten the Hilo <br />Municipal Golf Course and open temporary greens so golfers may continue using portions of the <br />links while it is undergoing major renovation. <br />Starting Monday, February 8, play will be limited to the front 9 holes and a temporary 9th green <br />opened to accommodate construction work. When renovation of the back 9 holes is completed, <br />they will be opened for play and the front 9 holes closed so renovation work may shift to that <br />section of the course. Temporary greens will be opened at the 17th and 18th holes until new <br />grass is established on the reconstructed greens. Also, temporary tee boxes will be opened at <br />the 15th hole to allow for construction access. <br />These rotating partial closures are expected to continue through mid-May. During that period, <br />tee times will be modified to allow golfers to play two rounds and create the equivalent of an 18 - <br />hole golfing experience. <br />Course renovation work will include the following upgrades: <br />• Reconstructing the 9th 17th and 18th greens <br />• Constructing a new 14th green and using the existing green as a temporary green <br />• Replacing all course waterlines <br />• Installing new accessible drinking fountains throughout the course <br />• Constructing new accessible shelters at the 3 d 5th 7th 9th 13th and 18th tees <br />• Constructing new accessible restrooms at the 4th and 12th tees <br />Performing structural and safety repairs to the course bridges <br />Tree removal <br />The Department of Parks and Recreation understands the inconvenience the ongoing <br />construction work will cause, and sincerely appreciates patrons' patience and understanding. <br />For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 961-8311 <br />or jarmstrong(a� <br />-30- <br />County of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br />