City’s New South Golf Course Reviewed

Photo courtesy Coricapark.com    Greenway Golf invites golfers to play a round or two on the new and much-improved Jack Clark South Course at Corica Park.

Greenway Golf opened the new Jack Clark South Course at Corica Park on June 22. Many golfers played it during the first week and loved it. The South Course is the latest in a string of major improvements Greenway has provided for Alameda since taking over management of the golf property in 2012. 

Under direction from Marc Logan, Greenway’s chief agronomist, a specialized team completed the renovation of the driving range and creation of the new practice area. They then soon provided a new Par 3 course, enjoyed by beginners and challenging everyone’s short game. It also includes an option to play foot golf with a soccer ball. On June 22, the championship 18-hole South Course, designed by Rees Jones opened to rave reviews. 

Not content to rest on its laurels, Greenway has already started work to provide a larger putting green and renovate the North Course. This will further enhance Corica Park. However, Corica Park is more than golf and recreation for Alamedans and visitors. Drainage was installed with bio-swales to capture all the rain water and help cleanse it. 

Adding native plants and trees, the crew restored wetlands to create an environment where a range of fish, frogs and birds now thrive. Beautiful vistas at daybreak and sunset often include majestic birds like the great blue heron and white egrets. A range of hawks have been sited soaring above the golf courses. 

In addition to beautiful lakes where birds gather, stone bridges now echo those at St. Andrews. Greenway also provided a new patio area — a comfortable place for people to enjoy the views of Corica Park and a drink from Jim’s on the Course. Come out to play.

 

Joe VanWinkle sits on the city’s Golf Commission