Corica Park was celebrated for its architecture and course conditions.
ALAMEDA, CA, June 22, 2021 – Corica Park Golf Course is honored to be named to GOLF Magazine’s list of the Top 30 Municipal Golf Courses in America. Out of the nation’s more than 3,000 municipal courses, Corica Park was ranked 12th and was commended for its Australian Sandbelt-style South Course, which underwent a complete renovation by golf architect Rees Jones in 2018.
“One of the best parts of operating a municipal golf course is being able to increase access to public space,” stated Corica Park’s Golf Operations Manager Brett Morrison. “Being named to this list is a significant milestone in our mission of providing a high-quality golf experience to the broader community, while remaining affordable and accessible.”
The list of the Top 30 Municipal Golf Courses in America was determined by GOLF’s expert panel of almost 100 international raters. Rankings were determined using a number of factors to assess course quality, with a focus on architecture and design. These include course enjoyment, difficulty and setting, among others.
According to GOLF reporter Rob Kaufman, “[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).”
Completely redesigned in 2018 by renowned golf architect Rees Jones, Corica Park’s South Course emulates conditions found in the Australian Sandbelt region and is the first course of its kind in the Bay Area. Rolling fairways, modern design elements and ample landing area allow for maximum player enjoyment, while requiring conviction and thoughtful game execution. The use of drought-resistant grass and improved irrigation systems also help minimize environmental impact and water usage.