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Alameda wants a mulligan on lawsuit against operators of its prestigious Bay Area golf course

January 25, 2023
A legal battle that drove relationships at Alameda’s municipal greens into the rough may soon run its course. Accusations of poor management, parochial retaliation, and a “systematic campaign” to control the historic greens at Corica Park evolved last year into a pair of opposing lawsuits filed by Alameda officials and the business they enlisted to run it. Continue Reading

Corica Park Bald Eagles

February 8, 2023
Our bald eagles are thriving! They are giving much pleasure to many onlookers, well-wishers, photographers, birders, Corica Park staff, golfers, and the citizens of Alameda. Continue Reading

Revamped Corica Park North Course Recreates Golden-Age Golf Architecture

October 20, 2022
"Nongolfers often complain that this 600-year-old sport is elitist, expensive, and, well, difficult. But aficionados who’ve played overseas know that golf was designed as a game of the people. So it’s refreshing to relate a tale of great municipal golf in the U.S., exemplified by the Corica Park North Course in Alameda, California." Continue Reading

City Raises Stakes at Corica Park, Greenway Golf Responds

September 23, 2022
Last May, the City of Alameda expressed its discontent with Greenway Golf Associates by filing a "verified complaint" with the state's Superior Court. On September 9th Greenway responded with a cross-complaint, which was released on September 20. The company told the court that it had "performed all material obligations under the lease." Continue Reading

City of Alameda Countersued by Greenway Golf Associates for Alleged Discrimination, Political Favoritism

September 21, 2022
The City of Alameda is attempting to illegally terminate the contract of its municipal golf course operator based on prejudicial bias and discrimination, a lawsuit response filed in Alameda County Superior Court claims.

11 Municipal Courses That Are Getting the Love They Deserve

January 2022
Both [the North Course and South Course] are sand-capped and feature dry, fast-running Bermuda turf, with the South Course exuding a broad and subtle character versus the North Course’s more rumpled and wind-swept dunes-like shaping pocked by revetted bunkers made from recycled sports field turf.

11 New Golf Courses We’re Excited to See Open in 2022

December 2021
This closing nine represents the final phase in a dramatic overhaul of Corica Park, a 45-hole facility that is gaining recognition as one of the country’s finest showcases of muni golf.

Startling Renovation Has Transformed This City Course Into Public Golf Heaven

October 2021
Old school meets new school, and the renovation of Corica Park's North Course means San Fran suddenly has its answer to Torrey and Bethpage.

The New North Course Nine Debuts at Corica Park in Northern California

October 2021
The wild and wavy North Course complements the Australian Sandbelt look of the acclaimed South Course near Oakland's airport.

The Revival of These Muny Courses is an Inspiration for Public Golf

September 2021
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.

Top 100 Value Courses in the U.S.: The Best Courses You Can Play for $150 or Less

August 2021
When the experience is more valuable than the expense, you are playing a special golf course. Meet GOLF's Top 100 Value Courses in the U.S.

30 Best Municipal Golf Courses in America, According to our Expert Raters

June 2021
[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).

The Best Places to Play Golf Throughout the Bay Area

May 2021
After a dramatic restoration (2018) to the South Course by famed architect Rees Jones, [Corica Park's] minimalist 6,874-yard layout plays fast and firm with the option to strike the ball to the hole by air or ground.

This Wild Redesign Turned a Mediocre Muni into One of the Country's Elite

August 2020
Corica Park’s approach isn’t just cost-effective and eco-conscious (its grounds require 60 percent less water than comparable-size courses planted to other grasses), it invites a more exciting kind of play. It has changed the game for public golf around these parts.

Corica Park Earns Kudos

May 2019
The South Course was honored for redesign and innovation in sustainability, and the Mif was named one of the best par-3 courses in America.


Corica Park South Course: A Sustainability Stand-Out

April 2019
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.


Best Municipal Course Renovation of 2018: Corica Park (South)

December 2018
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.

Go Small or Go Home: These Are the 13 Best Par-3 Courses in America

December 2018
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.