Cobbs Creek Restoration & Community Foundation
Focusing on Improving the Lives of Young People in Our Community, the Cobbs Creek Restoration and Community Foundation’s mission is to:
- Rehabilitate, restore and maintain Cobbs Creek waterway, create approximately 40 acres of new wetland and rehabilitate, restore and maintain the historic routing of the Cobbs Creek golf course.
- Promote the education and development of youth through programming and scholarship opportunities.
- Celebrate and preserve the history of African American golfing at Cobbs Creek, locally and nationally.
- Make charitable donations and other charitable transfers that promote charitable and/or educational activities.
- Celebrate the history of golf in Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s contribution to golf architecture in Philadelphia and the United States.
The Third Hole History
Cobbs Creek Fact
According to Econsult Solutions, the project will yield $32.6 million in economic impact.
In 1913, because the game of golf was growing at a record clip, the Golf Association of Philadelphia, City Council, and the Mayor’s Office joined forces to create a suitable public course for the citizens of Philadelphia.
The project will restore a once vibrant Fairmount Park asset and provide numerous benefits to children such as a medium for physical activity, developing friendships, and learning developmental skills.
The environmental plan is a comprehensive Floodplain Restoration and will be certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary under the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf, partnering with local, state, and federal leaders.
The Foundation will implement after-school programming at the Cobbs Creek golf course and will partner with other nonprofit organizations to offer existing educational programs.
The significant footprint of Cobbs Creek will provide an outstanding venue for daily fee golf and a fan experience for tournament spectating, corporate development, and hospitality, with easy access to multiple transportation options.
The $50 million plus restoration project of Cobbs Creek Golf Club will have a significant one-time economic impact on the local economy. It will put local construction workers to work, and it will also represent procurement opportunities for a variety of local vendors of various goods and services.