Chuck Corica Golf Complex - The Jack Clark South Course

2.9268000000 2.9 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6586 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 71.6

  • 1 Clubhouse Memorial Dr, Alameda, California 94502, Alameda County
  • (510) 522-4321
  • (510) 533-0848
  • www.golfinalameda.com

Year built: 1957
Type: Public
Greens: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6586 yards 71.6 119
Blue 71 6297 yards 70.1 117
White 71 5744 yards 67.5 112
Red (W) 71 5310 yards 70.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

54 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Great experience"


ishtel1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/21/2016
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Reviewed on

Fairways and greens were in great shape. No large divots or ball marks to hamper shots. Very windy the day and time we played. If you don't like the wind I would try to schedule a round that ends before 4pm. Finding the next tee was a bit of a challenge on a couple of holes. We got completely lost on one.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Under construction"


Robert7358862's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2014
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Reviewed on

The course is under going redesign , so only 9 holes are open. The 9 is a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What is that"


Jeffrey4619858's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
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Reviewed on

Should not open when it is under major construction or remodeling


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"South Course in terrible shape"


Paul4713073's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 fairways had almost no grass, Lake had no water, Some of the tee boxes temporary. Price was appropriately low, but don't expect a bargain. You get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Jack Clark under construction **AVOID**"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine at Jack Clark is under construction. HUGE dirt berms along the fairways. Fairway not watered, Temporary tees. Play the Earl Fry course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Construction zone!!!"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
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I wish we had been told that the course was under heavy duty construction. There are tractors, bull dozers and 20 ft high dirt mounds everywhere. Good luck finding the 3rd tee it's barely marked and on top of more rocks and dirt. Very dusty and rocky. I understand that they are making it better and the 9 hole course is proof of good things to come. But it's harsh out there right now. And a heads up and a discount wouldn't have hurt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Under construction"


pancake56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
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Reviewed on

Later day for a quicker pace of play. The course is under construction for two holes. The greens were not very good. It was a plush carpet if spike marks everywhere. It needed a good cut.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course under construction not worth the price."


Scott2197682's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was not informed by club house staff that the course was under heavy construction, A lot of the the holes have extremely shortened tee boxes, changing the overall Par of the course. Do the Score cards reflect this? Does the staff tell you? NO and NO, It was the first time i have had to yell Four! because i was about to hit a dump truck on the fairway. This course should be at a much better discount than $37 for 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"pre-renovation minefield"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Jack Clark course awaiting renovation, a mild disaster. shortened holes, pitted, torn up fairways, dump trucks, tractors, calliope music............ I suppose there isn't really much they can do about it. I paid only $27 and was offered a cart. but declined. should be great after renovation. plus they still have crowded Earl Fry course open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor course conditions"


Tim6280949's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
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Reviewed on

Despite the renovations that are occurring there's no excuse for all of the brown grass, hard dirt hitting surfaces, to include tee boxes and broken, old looking tee box markers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very poor condition"


tpearse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a genuinely positive person. I played the South Course Saturday and had a bad experience. We missed our tee-time and we were there on the practice putting green waiting. After 15 minutes we checked with the starter and we were informed they do not call out for groups on the south side. We got out 30 minutes late. The condition of the course was as poor as I have ever played in my 12 years as a golfer. The tee boxes were bad, the fairways had more dirt and weeds than grass and the greens were bumpy and inconsistant. Practice range, Restaurant and practice green were all great. I was told the North Course is better. It certainly cant be worse.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A decent golf complex"


xfjgolfer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf complex has 36 holes, decent design & decent lauout, the 18 holes we played, namely Jack Clark in remodling stage, so course condition is not good, but still can feel the design and layout, green is also ok.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too dry , terrible fairways"


lopeleano's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
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Reviewed on

South side course looks like it's been neglected. Staf is friendly. Food is decent. The price for the south side course is too much. I recommend $25 for a course being renovated.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bad fairway"


singlegolfer1956's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2014
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Reviewed on

It was really bad fairway. No grass on fairway. We also had electric cart ran out of battery and they didn't responded for 30 minutes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"George Henderson"


George4884218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
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Reviewed on

Coursenisnin pretty rough condition, as they prepare to renovate. The greens were fair, areas in the fairway were very dry . Different playability than green grass. Finished an early Sunday round in 3 hours. Also checked out the new practice facility, grass area to work on your short game. It looks really nice how it's set up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play somewhere else!"


ceedaddy2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very poor condition and poorly maintained. It was like playing on an abandoned lot at times and very brown/dry! This is the worst public course I have played in the bay area. Thanks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Dear Chuck..."


u899614984's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
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Reviewed on

There are current plans in place to remodel the old 18 hole "links" course. With that said, regulars are claiming management is letting the course gradually deteriorate because of the upcoming changes. There are mounds of dirt everywhere and the fairways and greens are completely unkept (patches of dry grass and debris everywhere). I will the say the back 9 is better than the front. If I knew this prior to signing up, I would chosen the other 18 hole. Coming in new, I would have just waited until they finish the remodel. Sorry I don't know the completion date but with all the construction everywhere, I'm hoping sooner rather than later.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"On hold"


dennis8452845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
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Reviewed on

I have played thousands of rounds at "Chuck". That being said, I will not play the south course again until after renovations are complete. The greens were in very good shape, that combined with a 3 1/2 hour round were the highlights. The fairways were rough and dry, the lakes and ponds were dried up and smelled foul. Better than workin' , but....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good golf course to get your golf swing in shape."


mtc2431's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff who will get you on the course as soon as possible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Goats galore"


Grant2065770's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The epitome of a goat track. The Earl Fry course is much better than this one and that is not saying much.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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