Vision

The Cobbs Creek Restoration and Community Foundation (CCRCF) endeavors to be the preeminent organization in providing a world class golf and educational experience for the young people of the Delaware Valley through the game.

Mission

By restoring a Philadelphia Landmark, CCRCF will utilize a world-class golf course to provide four core elements to the Greater Delaware Valley:

  • Create environmental and economic sustainability for CCGC

  • Provide a premier value-driven educational center

  • Stimulate charitable revenue for philanthropic initiatives

  • Provide economic growth in the Philadelphia region

Education

At its core purpose, the Cobbs Creek Restoration and Community Foundation was established to provide a premier value-driven education center program, introducing the youth of Philadelphia to the game’s life lessons with pending partnerships with:

  • The First Tee Program of Philadelphia
  • The Golf Association of Philadelphia
  • The Philadelphia Section of the PGA
  • The School District of Philadelphia
  • The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship program
  • The USGA STEM and Agronomy Initiatives

Environmental Stewardship

The environmental plan is a comprehensive Floodplain Restoration and will be a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary under the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf, partnering with local, state and federal leaders. The program highlights include:

  • A comprehensive stormwater management and irrigation plan
  • The creation of new wetlands for stream restoration and mitigation
  • Partnerships with local universities and science centers
  • A Center for Environmental Learning

To learn more about the Floodplain Restoration, please click here.

History

Designed by legendary golf course architect Hugh Wilson, Cobbs Creek has fallen into disrepair and as a result, is a blight on the community, an area for criminal activities and an environmental hazard. The cost of running and maintaining CCGC does not work financially and does not provide any community enrichment opportunities. The Cobbs Creek and Karakung courses and driving range are situated on approximately 340 acres of Fairmount Park with the appropriately named Cobbs Creek running through a large part of the property.

  • Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner designed plan that brings Cobbs Creek back to its original luster
  • Fulfills the legacy of the Golden Age Architects
  • Recaptures an important cultural history of the park system