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Alameda is among the cities finding innovative ways to recapture the promise and optimism of municipal golf, offering new prospects for the game in the public sphere.
[Corica Park's] scorecard ticks off all the boxes on the course-architecture menu: a short par-3 (the 5th at 133 yards), drivable par-4 (the 297-yard 8th) and some meaty par-5s (notably the 15th and 17th).
Recycled materials — including secondhand turf from the Oakland Raiders — drought-tolerant grasses, rainwater collection and targeted irrigation are all components of the new-look California course.
Fast-running fairways, run-up ramps into low-slung greens, artfully configured bunkers and wispy native fescue grasses grace the layout. The drivable par-4 eighth, the burly par-4 12th and the reachable par-5 15th are standouts.
Less widely advertised is that Corica also has a fully transformed par-3 course, which is also firm and fast, has rollicking greens and is as fun for beginners as it is challenging for serious sticks.