Chuck Corica Golf Complex - The Earl Fry North Course

3.3131000000 3.3 stars from 5 (99)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6339 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 1 Clubhouse Memorial Dr, Alameda, California 94502, Alameda County
  • (510) 522-4321
  • (510) 533-0848
  • www.golfinalameda.com
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Year built: 1929
Architect(s): William P. Bell, Desmond Muirhead (1967)
Type: Public
Greens: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6339 yards 70.4 121
Blue 71 6037 yards 68.8 117
White 71 5708 yards 67.5 112
Red (W) 72 5286 yards 69.9 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 99 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

78 out of 98 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for walkers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Underrated good value gem"


Gichaba's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time at the course. Really great staff! The course was in decent shape after all the rain expect for the 16th that is undergoing repair and is being played as a long par 3. The pace was nice (Easter Sunday?) and was able to complete the course with 4 ish hrs. The staff accorded my a free replay!! Unfortunately the rains came and only managed 8 holes.

The layout reminds me of Skywest (Hayward) though more forgiving with wider fairways. Good variety of holes with risk reward types. I think it is a nice value course. Will definitely play again. It is quite flat thus an easy walk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001946246's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, a little muddy in March"


Kok2741972's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, good experience worth 4 star out of 5, some muddy areas, lay out kind of confusing but that's also because it was my first time, super friendly staff, no wait even when I came early for my tee time, like to walk when it's dry


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too much mud!"


u000001174761's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much of the course is muddy and "carts on sidewalks only". Although I paid 1/2 the green fees w/cart, it was not worth it because of the extremely wet & muddy conditions.

I do not recommend playing here until the course dries out further.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Soggy"


Michael6739538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was really soggy from alll the rain it had gotten recently. The greens were in great shape. I can see this being a very nice course once it dries up and the grounds crews can get to work. Even with the unexpected water hazards and losing golf balls in the fairway due to plugging, it was worth the price of admission.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good community course for the money"


FunGoffer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has pretty good layout. Plenty of sand traps and ponds to get you challenged. The green are also a little tough to test your patience. Overall a good place to go for your money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jecunningham's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Love this course, but I should have waited another week or so to let it dry out. Recent rains have kept the mowers off the course, leading to tall fairways and very thick rough. It also added a new water hazard to some of the lower lying holes on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



smithbenny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Water drainage not good"


rwong94555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



kojosun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have no complain what I paid for play with $13.00


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"BUMPY FAIRWAYS"


marksmallcombe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course with three drawbacks. First is the uneven bumpy fairways that send you to the chiropractor when riding a cart. This also includes broken uneven cement cart paths.

Secondly, a lot of five-somes play here which slows pace of play considerable at times. Bad luck if you get stuck behind them

Thirdly, the summer season affects this course greatly with poor watering and smelly mud from dried water catchment area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Annoyed by the slow foursome"


MorenoSimonova's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we got there we didn't know there was only one 18hole course open but whatever the north course is always fun to play and the course was in good shape and the weather was beautiful but the foursome in front of us were so slow we waited on them just about every hole, it was so annoying!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


aknoepfli's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed this public municipal course (played also quite well which helps in wring such a review). The driving range is excellent, and the different holes are quite interesting and forgiving. Looking fwd for the new course that is being developed now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good after rain"


fmotion's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kookuia fairways sits nicely but no rol


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition & good staff!"


u000003331674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am very satisfied and had a good time playing this golf course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course lay out good!"


dmaddela09's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing this course. This is my 2nd time here. I just had my first hole in one on the 11th hole par 3 (white). I definitely will play this course often when I visit my daughter here in San Lorenzo. I'm from New Jersey and this is my 10th year playing golf. The guy at the pro shop showed me the video clip, took a pic and said they will frame it and if I want a plaque (at my expense), they'll order it. Cool! Made my day!.... Dwight "Ike" Maddela


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course"


edgar5512462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It been a while since i played the course i like see the omprovement on south when it is done


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thatch"


gn7goose's avatar
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in overall good condition given the historic drought. My only real complaint is that the tee boxes are so full of Bermudagrass thatch that my tees aren't long enough to get into the earth and the turf so spongy that I would lose my balance when swinging my driver. Time to detach Mr greenskeeper.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Declining course"


u000004586000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course seems to be declining; might be from water restrictions though, and preparation of South course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course great shape"


bellcamp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy the course pace of play weather was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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