Errant golf balls create fence flap in Brielle

A Brielle resident erected a 65-foot high barrier net in 2018, for protection from errant golf balls from the neighboring Manasquan River Golf Club. PHOTO BY STAR NEWS GROUP

BRIELLE — Plagued by errant golf balls from the neighboring Manasquan River Golf Club, homeowner Ronald Dana told the Brielle Planning Board on Tuesday that he had no choice but to install a 65-foot high barrier net for protection.

Neighbors, including the golf club’s ownership, say the netting is unsightly and should be removed. The planning board heard Mr. Dana’s application for appeal and/or variance relief for the 130-foot long stretch of netting Tuesday night.

The application was not finalized and will be carried to the Tuesday, Sept. 10, planning board meeting.

The fence, located at 836 Riverview Drive, is on Mr. Dana’s property, adjacent to hole 17 at the Manasquan River Golf Club [MRGC]. It is held up with four 75-foot wooden poles, dug 10 feet into the ground.

Mr. Dana “claims this structure is not a fence and is not in violation of any bulk requirement,” the engineer’s letter states.

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