Interviewed: Architect Rees Jones

The improvements underway on the South Course are going to deliver a golf course unlike any other in the Bay Area. Golf Architect Rees Jones describes the new design as "minimalist" and more like you would find in the Sandbelt region of Australia -- the most famous course in the region being Royal Melbourne -- where you can play the ball to the hole by air or ground. The redesign will follow much of the former layout with a few minor changes. For example, the old first hole changes from a short par-4 to a dogleg right par-5 that finishes close to the old second green.
What they're saying ... 
The Corica Park South Course is undergoing a transformation from a fairly nondescript layout to a modern links design that's going to make Alameda the best golf zip code in the East Bay. -

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