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Upcoming Course Renovations

Greenway Golf Course Maintenance and Management is committed to the
Chuck Corica Golf Complex, to you and to your total enjoyment of our facility.

“Greens are in the best condition that I have seen for all the years I have played here.”~Ken Cheng

We are thrilled that the City of Alameda has reached an agreement with Greenway Golf, the premier golf course maintenance and management company in the U.S.

Major improvements underway include:

  • Renovation of practice range to include natural grass and teaching academy upgrades.
  • New world-class, short-game practice area.
  • Complete reshaping and grassing of the par-3 course.
  • Complete renovation of Jack Clark South Course by world renowned golf architect Rees Jones. When completed, Alameda will have the only Rees Jones-designed golf course in the East Bay Area.
  • New cart paths, improved drainage and grassing of Earl Fry North Course.
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UPDATE: Practice Range Renovation

The practice range is now reopened for limited hitting daily while we complete the final projects. Dust off your clubs and come check out the new view!

Practice Range Hours as of June 10th, 2013:

Mondays: 5:30am-7pm

The new view at the practice range.

Tuesdays: 9am-8:30pm

Wednesdays: 5:30am-8:30pm

Thursdays: 5:30am-8:30pm

Fridays: 5:30am-8:30pm

Saturdays: 5:30am-8:30pm

Sundays: 5:30am-8:30pm

Improvements still underway include:

  • Practice Facility Building Renovations
  • Teaching Academy Upgrades
  • Premium Turf Practice Area
  • World Class Short Game Area

Grand Opening event & date details coming soon.

Stay updated on the construction by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlamedaGolf

CLICK HERE to see photos of the range renovation process from start to finish!

before after

 

Greenway Golf’s renovation of the Lucious Bateman Driving Range will provide golfers with a higher quality practice experience and our instructors with a first class teaching facility. Significant upgrades of the range include removal of the artificial turf, reshaping and addition of attractive target greens

and bunkers, installation of environmentally sustainable natural grass and the addition of a real turf hitting area.

During the first two weeks of construction the artificial turf was removed and the reshaping of the field

New landscaping at the practice range.

New landscaping at the practice range.

started. Greenway took extra care removing the artificial turf so that it could be reused as sand bunker liner versus going in a landfill. This took a few extra days but is well worth it from an environmental perspective. The next couple of weeks involved installing storm drainage and laying out the irrigation

system. Once drainage & irrigation was complete the next stage was to prep the surface before sodding. This includes stone picking, final float off, adding perforated drainage around the catch basins and finally soil amendments & sod. The final step was laying sod. Three different types of grass were used: the tee line and general landing areas are a hybrid Bermuda and will be the lightest shade of green, the target green surfaces are a darker Rye grass and the perimeter and aprons are a Fescue grass with the darkest color.

The range is now reopened with brand new mats and full flight golf balls while we complete the premium turf area and the other final touches to the practice facility. Dust off your clubs and come check out the new view!

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UPDATE: Mif Par-3 Course Renovation

The Mif Par-3 course is currently closed for renovation with plans to reopen in Spring 2014

Improvements underway include:

Sod striped from the greens will be recycled and reused during the rebuilding phase.

Sod striped from the greens will be recycled and reused during the rebuilding phase.

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

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

5/31/13 Update: Sprinkler heads have been removed from the Mif, grasses continue drying out so they can be removed, dead and unhealthy trees have been cut and cleared…

6/7/13 Update:  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.

6/21/13 Update: Dirt from beneath the sod is still being moved aside! Piles can be seen as you enter the parking lot. Eventually shipments of new sand will arrive, and later this dirt will be added to the new foundation. More updates coming soon. 

7/15/13 Update: Rough shaping of the Mif Par-3 course is about to begin. This will include shaping of the greens, fairways and general routing. Irrigation and drainage will then be installed before the final detailed shaping takes place. More photos coming as the transformation continues!

8/23/13 Update: The Mif is starting to take shape! New photos posted on Facebook of the drainage going in on the #4 green and the future short game practice green and the start of a new bunker!

10/29/13 Update: Bunkers and greens are visable on the Mif now as construction continues. We anticipate a reopening of the Mif in Spring 2014.

Dirt from beneath the sod will be reused and recycled during a later phase of construction.

Dirt from beneath the old sod will be reused and recycled during a later phase of construction.

 

 

Stay updated on the construction by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlamedaGolf

12/13/2013 Update: Update: Sod has been installed on perimeter mounding. Bent grass seed has been applied to all nine greens as well as the short game practice green.  All fairways have been seeded with Rye grass.

8th green of the Mif Albright Par-3 Course

8th green of the Mif Albright Par-3 Course

 

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UPDATE: Future Jack Clark South Course Renovation

Greenway Golf, new operator of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex, has partnered with Rees Jones, world renowned golf course architect, to complete a redesign of the Jack Clark South Course as presented in the original management proposal by Greenway to the City.

About Mr. Rees Jones: Rees Jones grew up traveling with his family to golf courses all over the world, working summers for his father, well known golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. After college he worked as a principal in Robert Trent Jones, Inc.; ten years later he founded his own design firm, Rees Jones, Inc.

Mr. Jones has designed or redesigned more than 170 golf courses in his career, including both private and municipal-owned facilities. His success has earned him the moniker “The Open Doctor” for his redesign of courses in preparation for major championships. His remodeling skills have been applied to seven U.S. Open venues, seven PGA Championship courses, four Ryder Cup and two Walker Cup sites as well as the President’s Cup. Several of his redesigned courses have been selected as FedEx Championship sites including East Lake Golf Club, the permanent site of the PGA TOUR’s Tour Championship.

Among his notable original designs are Nantucket Golf Club, Atlantic Golf Club, The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek, Haig Point Club, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club , along with redesigns of Torrey Pines and Monterey Peninsula CC.

Mr. Jones has been recognized many times for his contributions to the game. His awards include the 2013 Donald Ross Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the 2012 Robert Moses Master Builder Award, The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s Old Tom Morris Award in 2004 and he has been included on Golf Digest Magazine’s list of the top five architects (Currently No. 2).

 This image was shown during the March presentation by Rees Jones regarding the future renovation of the Jack Clark South Course. This preliminary overlay maps Mr. Jones’ basic vision and intent. As he put it, “Bill Bell cut the cloth well,” and he does not intend to change the routing of the course, but will be making changes that will greatly improve the drainage and will “bring the course back to the essence of the game” while making it “a course that can be enjoyed by everybody.” Mr. Jones also commented, “I am really happy to be working with Greenway… the conditioning they perform is really above any other company… they have the same dedication that I do.”

 

 

 

 

 

Come play Chuck Corica again and for the first time.
Even long-time devotees of Chuck Corica will be thrilled with these improvements. It will be like playing your favorite old course for the very first time.

Check back often for more construction updates.