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Golf Courses

45 holes. Three courses. One location. The Chuck Corica Golf Complex, the East Bay’s only 45-hole golf complex.

There’s a course for every type of golfer at Chuck Corica!

From our links-style Jack Clark South Course, to the parkland Earl Fry North Course, to our enjoyable 9-hole Mif Albright course, golfers of every age, style and experience level can find something they will enjoy.

CLICK HERE to read about renovations Greenway Golf has planned for the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. 

  • Earl Fry North Course is an 18-hole, parkland course with tree-lined fairways. Originally designed in 1927 by William Park Bell and partially redesigned by Desmond Muirhead in 1967. It’s a little shorter than the Jack Clark South Course, features more dog legs and has water is in play on 13 holes. This course is a lot of fun to play and is the local resident favorite. (Keep reading for North Course playing tips from one of our pros!)
  • Jack Clark South Course is an 18-hole, links-style course that is more open off the tee and a little more exposed to wind, known to be the more challenging of the two 18-hole courses. Originally designed by William Francis Bell in 1957 and partially redesigned by Robert Muir Graves in 1977. The future for the South Course gets even brighter… plans are underway by Greenway Golf to have another renovation, this time by world-famous golf architect Rees Jones! When completed, Alameda will have the only Rees Jones-designed course in the East Bay Area. (Keep reading for playing tips from one of our pros!) CLICK HERE to read about the upcoming renovation of the Jack Clark South Course.
  • Mif Albright Par 3 Course: An enjoyable 9-hole, par-3 course that plays from 47-196 yards each hole. It’s great for beginners, juniors, seniors, short-game practice or just quick fun with friends. What most people don’t know about the Mif is that it was designed and built by our own maintenance staff! Talk about dedication and love for your golf course. The Mif is currently closed for renovation with plans to reopen in Spring 2014

Improvements underway include:

    • Complete removal of current grasses and weeds
    • Re-shaping of tee pads and minor re-routing
    • Greens reconstruction
    • Installation of storm drainage system and irrigation upgrades
    • Complete re-grassing

Overall Result: The Mif will be the best par-3 course in the region!

 

Mif Update 6/7/13- Next phase: Recycle & Reuse. As with the practice range renovation, Greenway strongly believes in reusing and recycling all material and debris possible rather than send it to landfills. All trees and rubble that were gathered over the last week are currently stockpiled and will ultimately be reused during the rebuilding phase. New photos added to the renovation album show the team cutting and removing strips of sod from the greens and surrounding areas so that they can access the sand that the greens are built on. New sand will be brought in to rebuild the new greens, tee boxes and other various areas, and this former sand and sod will all be recycled and reused during that phase. More updates coming soon.

Click Here to read more about the golf course renovations.

 

The future is bright for golf in Alameda.
The City of Alameda has retained the services of the Greenway Golf management company to propel the club into the 21st Century of golf course management. Known for providing the best turf conditions while following the highest environmental standards, Greenway Golf is in its first phase of improvements at Chuck Corica. Each month our golfers will notice ongoing improvements in turf quality as well major facility renovations in the works. For our guests, this means better course conditions and more enjoyable rounds. Come check it out, experience the Greenway difference.

Mother Nature loves Alameda.
Bay Area weather provides consistent, year-round playing conditions. It’s never too hot or too cold to golf in Alameda!

Now, let’s go over the courses… Playing tips from golf pro Mike Winkenbach.

Earl Fry North Course, 18-holes, Par 72
Earl Fry North Course is a parkland setting surrounded by tall, mature, beautiful trees with numerous encounters with ponds and creeks.

  • How should I play #1?
    Drive your ball down the middle for a shot short of water on the left and right. Follow with a short mid-iron approach onto a green protected by bunkers on the right & behind.
  • What is the best par-5 on the course?
    #6 is a well-know par-5 with a dog leg left that leaves you OOB if you’re left of the trees, followed by an approach protected by water left and behind.
  • What is the best par-3 on the course?
    #15 is the North Course “Signature Hole.” An over the water par-3, this hole plays 196 yards from back tee, with a forced carry and bunkers left and right of the green.

    Over the water par 3 – #15 Earl Fry North Course

  • What is the toughest hole on the golf course?
    The infamous #8. It’s a 430-yard, par-4 with a dog leg left into wind. There are trees on your left and right to avoid, wind comes into play again in your approach shot, and the uphill green is protected by bunkers front left.
  • What is the most difficult green on the golf course?
    Pin placement on #7 can eat you up!

Jack Clark South Course, 18-holes, Par 71
Jack Clark South Course is a links-style course with open fairways, fewer trees and larger greens. It’s more open off the tee and a little more exposed to wind.

  • How should I play #1?
    Take your tee shot 230 yards to the left of the fairway avoiding bunkers on your right. This opens up your approach to the green, which is guarded by bunkers on the right. Once you’re on, green slopes right to left.
  • What is the best par-5 on the course?
    #17, a double dog leg. Your tee shot has to avoid a drainage ditch on the left and trees on the right. Lay up on the right side of the fairway to avoid a pond short-left of the green.
  • What is the best par-3 on the course?
    #2, a 193-yard from back tees to a postage stamp green flanked with small bunkers.
  • What is the toughest hole on the golf course?
    #5. This is a 432-yard dog leg left. To make par-4, keep on the left to avoid trees on your right. The hole generally plays into the wind and has two bunkers on the left and right.
  • What is the most difficult green on the golf course?
    #5 green. It’s a guarded, large green, 40 yards deep from front to back.

Mif Albright Par-3 Course – Work on your short game or play a short game!
Sometimes you just want to get in a quick nine after work. Or you need to tighten up your short game. Or maybe your junior golfer needs a place to get to know his or her game. For those and many other reasons, there’s nothing better than a great 9-hole, par-3 golf course.

The Mif Albright is an enjoyable 9-hole, par-3 course that plays from 47-196 yards each hole. Located next to the driving range facility, it is a popular choice for a quick, casual game with friends and family or a quick round focused on short game practice.

Great Greens, Great Views

Do one of our courses sound like your kind of fun? Come out for great rounds on any or all of our 45 holes of quality golf. Get a lesson. Hit a bucket of balls. Bring your foursome or your 144-player outing. And don’t forget the all-important enjoyment of great food and camaraderie in Jim’s on the Course.