Cobb's Creek Golf Club

Cobb's Creek Golf Club is site of the first public golf course in the Greater Philadelphia area and, today, houses two 18-hole layouts - "The Olde Course" and "The Karakung Course."

The Olde Course is the crown jewel amongst Philadelphia's courses, having  been nationally ranked as the #6 Best Municipal Course in by Golfweek Magazine.  Designed by renowned course architect Hugh Wilson (architect of the famed Merion-East course in nearby Ardmore), the Olde Course is a mature tree-lined golf course that was established in 1916.

Cobb's Creek has another distinction as well - it served as host to the 1928 USGA Amateur Public Links tournament and a PGA Tour event, the 1955 Philadelphia Inquirer Open.

Accuracy is a must on the front nine as the layout takes full advantage of the namesake creek, which meanders through the course and comes into play on the first six holes.  The back nine is equally as challenging and is highlighted by a string of lengthy holes including the monstrous 638-yard 14th Hole.  The Olde Course boasts a long list of awards and accolades and has a tremendous history as it has hosted two PGA Tour Events and has played host to countless tournament events.

The course is commonly mentioned in both international and national travel publications and is noted as a "Must Play" golf course by both locals and travelers alike. The Olde Course is a living, breathing piece of golf history and is noted as a Philadelphia Landmark.

The Karakung Course was originally designed by Alan P. Corson and A. H. Smith. Built initially as an 11-hole course to help alleviate the large number of golfers playing the Olde Course. It became aparent how important that decision was because by 1929, over 120,000 rounds of golf alone were played at both the Cobb’s Creek "Olde Course" and "Karakung Course".


Course Statistics

The Olde Course

Holes 18    
Par 71 M 69 W  
Tees Rating Slope Yardage
Blue 70.7 127 6,202
White 69.0 121 5,736
Red 65.5 116 5,433

The Karakung Course

Holes 18    
Par 71 M 72 W   
Tees Rating Slope Yardage
Blue 67.9 125 5,762
White 67.3 124 5,625
Red 66.3 121 5,421

Audubon International

Cobb's Creek is enrolled in Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses to ensure that the course helps to protect our local environment, conserve natural resources, and provide wildlife habitats.

Cobbs Creek Bar League

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Click to access the Lower Tier bracket