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Cobbs Creek Golf Course

he first public golf course in the Greater Philadelphia area.


There are two 18-hole courses at Cobb’s Creek, Karakung and the Olde Course. The latter, however, is the crown jewel of public courses in the Philadelphia region. Rated the sixth best municipal course in the country by Golfweek Magazine, it’s a mature, tree-lined course designed in 1916 by architect Hugh Wilson, who also designed the famed Merion-East course in nearby Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Cobbs Creek itself meanders through the course and is in play on the first six holes. The back nine is equally as challenging, with a string of lengthy holes, including the monstrous 638-yard 14th Hole.

The Olde Course is a living, breathing piece of golf history and a Philadelphia landmark. The course has hosted two PGA tour events, has played host to countless tournament events, and is commonly mentioned in both national and international travel publications.

It’s viewed as a “must play” golf course by both locals and travelers alike.

Come Prepared

You can rent clubs at the course. You can walk or take a cart on both courses.

Outsider’s Tip

Twilight discounts off regular greens fees kick in at 1 p.m. and the discount doubles after 3 p.m.


7400 Lansdowne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151
(215) 877-8707

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