Alameda’s recently renovated South Course at Corica Park has earned the inaugural Water and Sustainability Innovation Award, presented by Audubon International and Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply. The renovation, which took inspiration from top courses in Australia, has resulted in a 60 percent reduction in water use, according to an article posted on turfnet.com Feb. 20.
The city celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Jack Clark South Course at Corica Park last Friday. Mayor Trish Spencer, holding scissors, joined Greenway Golf partner, Ken Campbell, to her right, to cut the ribbon. Golf, city and Chamber of Commerce dignitaries attended the celebration. The city will open the course for play tomorrow with Alameda Appreciation Day. Alameda residents, Alameda County card holders, Alameda men’s and women’s club members and their accompanied guests are invited to tee off.
Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was in Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to show the new Jack Clark (South) Course he designed to members of the City Council, the Park & Recreation Department and the Golf Commission.
This was no ordinary show. Jones has designed a new course unlike any in the Bay Area. He describes the course as a minimist design more like you would find in Australia, where you can play the ball to the hole by air or ground.