Since 1927, Alameda has had a jewel to call its own.
Corica Park has a long history steeped in the tradition of offering the public stellar golf facilities and exceptional service. The 45-hole facility has had a few names over the years, including Alameda Municipal Golf Course and the Chuck Corica Golf Complex, a moniker it took to honor Alameda’s former mayor in 1992. In 1997, the name was shortened to Corica Park. In 2012, Greenway Golf, a Bay Area golf course management company, leased the property and set about reimagining the facilities.
Founded in 1927, William Park Bell, who was often referred to as the “grandfather of golf course design,” created the original 18-hole golf course, now known as the North Course. The course is currently undergoing a complete renovation,inspired by turn-of-the century Golden Age designs. The front nine opened in the fall of 2021, and the back nine holes are under construction.
In 1957, Bell’s son, William Francis Bell Jr., followed in his father’s footsteps and designed Corica Park’s South Course. The South Course was fully renovated in 2018 under the guidance of famed architect Rees Jones. It is the only Australian sandbelt style course in the Bay Area, offering players imaginative and challenging gameplay.
Corica Park proudly plays host to many important golf tournaments and leagues, including the historical Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament and the East Bay Regional Junior Golf Tournament. Since the course was established, Alameda has produced top notch amateur and professional players. Many of those players learned the game from beloved instructor Lucius Bateman. The video below provides some insight into this NCPGA Hall of Fame professional.
Today, Greenway Golf continues to make investments in human capital and in the complex, working to create an elite municipal golf destination and a sustainable open space for the entire community to enjoy; one that champions inclusivity and ecological responsibility. Learn more about Greenway Golf’s mission here.