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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.
The Water & Sustainability Innovation Award is a new opportunity created by Ewing and Audubon International to recognize landscape companies, organizations and municipalities for sustainable, water efficient projects.
Rees Jones is no stranger to reviving tired municipal courses—Bethpage Black and Torrey Pines (South) are testament. Now add another South course to the list. At Corica Park, owned by the city of Alameda and a mere six miles from downtown Oakland, Jones hit the refresh button on a worn-out 1957 Billy Bell Jr., design that was 15 years past its prime.
A planned PGA Tour event hosted by Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry could debut next fall at a public golf course in Alameda, Calif.
Around the world, plenty of golf courses would benefit from a substantial renovation, verging on a total rebuild. It’s easy to identify courses that don’t get the most out of the property on which they sit, or that miss opportunities in other ways.
It’s no secret that Stephen Curry played golf during the NBA Finals. (OK, maybe not during the game, but you get the idea - he snuck some rounds in here and there.) The Warriors star is obsessed with golf, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when he showed up for a preview round at the new Corica Park South Course in Alameda.
Stephen Curry might have found a new place to work on his “other” game — chasing birdies, not buckets. Amid challenging times for the golf industry, with at least seven course closures in the Bay Area since late 2015, a notable event happens Friday. That’s when the Corica Park South Course in Alameda reopens after a striking, 3½-year transformation.
The Australian Sandbelt comes to American: A Bay Area Muni is the Most Intriguing New Course of the Year
Among the best new courses of 2018 — and unquestionably the most intriguing — is a renovated muni near San Francisco that you’ve probably never heard of. Inspired by the Australian Sandbelt, it’s wild and wooly, imaginative and endlessly fun.