The future is bright for golf in Alameda.
The City of Alameda has retained the services of the Greenway Golf management to lead and operate the club long-term. 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 you 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.
The Chuck Corica Golf Complex features two 18-hole regulations golf courses, a new 9-hole par-3 course, new world-class short game area and a large lighted newly remodeled practice range offering quality matts and natural grass hitting stations. Below are more details of the courses offered at Alameda.
Alameda Golf Courses -
> Jack Clark South Course- Is currently closed as renovation work is underway on the the course with a complete remodel project by world-famous golf architect Rees Jones! When completed, Alameda will have the only Rees Jones-designed course in the East Bay Area. This includes a full redesign of tees, greens and fairways and re-contouring all of the holes, improving drainage, irrigation, cart paths and re-grassing. Planned for re-opning by the Fall of 2017. Until then the North Course along with the recently completely renovated Par 3 and Practice Facility will remain open without interruption during the South Course Renovations.
> 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!)
> All New Mif Albright Par 3 Course: A fun new 9-hole, par-3 course that plays from 75-147 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 by Marc Logan and built by the in-house expert construction team of Greenway Gof! Talk about dedication and love for your golf course. Overall Result: The Mif is the best par-3 course in the region!
to read about renovations Greenway Golf has planned for the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
Mother Nature loves Alameda... At least most days.
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.
- 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
Is currently closed as renovation work is underway on the the course with a complete remodel project by world-famous golf architect Rees Jones! When completed, Alameda will have the only Rees Jones-designed course in the East Bay Area. This includes a full redesign of tees, greens and fairways and re-contouring all of the holes, improving drainage, irrigation, cart paths and re-grassing. Planned for re-opning by the Fall of 2017. Until then the North Course along with the recently completely renovated Par 3 and Practice Facility will remain open without interruption during the South Course Renovations.
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
There is a course for you... Come out for great rounds on any or all of our 45 holes of fun 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.
Fun Starts Now at Alameda Golf Courses.