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 restore the historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course, creating an economically sustainable golf and educational campus which will offer world-class golf and provide ongoing opportunities for the surrounding neighborhoods.
Cobbs Creek will remain an inviting and supportive public course that welcomes all players. Revenue from the course will directly support its maintenance and operations, as well as the many programs of the Education Center.
Through this project, the historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course will be restored, creating exciting and expanded educational opportunities, as well as 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
Golf Course Superintendent
SVP Development and Communication
SVP Education, Social Responsibility, and Community Engagement
Director of Education 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 and driving range is 2024. The golf course is targeted to be open in Spring 2025.
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