WHO WE ARE
The Cobbs Creek Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of Philadelphia residents who are community, civic, and business leaders seeking to provide ongoing opportunities for the surrounding neighborhoods by restoring the historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course. The restoration of the course will create an economically sustainable campus which will offer world-class golf and provide scholarships, educational and community programming.
Cobbs Creek will remain an inviting and supportive public course that welcomes all players from every background and at every level.
The revenue from this restored historic Philadelphia golf course will be invested into educational programming, community programming, and scholarships. This model will create exciting educational opportunities and increased revenue and tourism for the City – all while cultivating community cohesiveness.
Through frequent dialogue and authentic engagement with the surrounding community, we are working with and for our neighbors in the revitalization of Cobbs Creek, creating a campus that welcomes and supports the local community.Community Events
Harnessing the economic power of a thriving golf course, we will create year-round, innovative, holistic educational programming for grades 1-12 to help accelerate learning in a safe environment, building on the existing assets of our surrounding community.How We Make An Impact
We are creating a championship-level golf course with a new clubhouse, restaurant, driving range, and more so that Cobbs Creek will become a destination for local and national golf fans alike.Restoration Plans
Project Development Director
Golf Course Superintendent
Old Course Superintendent
Director of Development and Communications
Development and Communications Officer
SVP Education, Social Responsibility, and Community Engagement
Parks & Recreation
The City of Philadelphia
The Cobbs Creek Foundation has pledged at least $15 million for a restoration of three miles of Cobbs Creek and its tributaries, to prevent further ecological damage. In addition, more than 16,000 new trees, shrubs and other vegetation will be planted in the floodplain. Additionally, the project will create 37 acres of new wetlands to alleviate flooding on the property.
The City of Philadelphia has leased the land to the Cobbs Creek Foundation, which is spearheading the revitalization of the course. The lease agreement is for 70 years. The new course will be self-sustaining, with any earned revenue going directly to pay for the costs and upkeep of the course and the property. Any earned revenue in excess of operating costs will go toward the Education Center.
The Cobbs Creek Foundation is raising over $100 million from individual donors, public funding and other generous supporters who believe in the project.
The Cobbs Creek Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of Philadelphia residents, as well as community, civic, and business leaders seeking to create an all-inclusive, state-of-the-art golf campus that unites communities while educating and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to revitalizing the physical property, the Foundation is partnering with schools and engaging with the community to develop programs in partnership with the surrounding neighborhoods. The Foundation will also aim to attract visitors, drive revenue, and raise awareness of the course’s role in America’s golfing history.
Cobbs Creek has always been a public course, and that is how it will stay. The completed Cobbs Creek Golf Course will be accessible to people from all over the city and beyond.
Our target date for completion of the Education and Community Engagement Center is Fall 2024. Driving range is Summer 2025. The golf course is targeted to be open in Summer 2026.
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