Beginning as a water mill Cobbs Creek has continued to be a shining example of unity and togetherness throughout history. From its founding in 1916, we are proud of its early embrace of both black golfers and women golfers, even before women had the right to vote. Cobbs Creek acted as home course to the great Charlie Sifford, the Jackie Robinson of golf, and was frequented by other prominent black golfers including Howard Wheeler, Lucy Williams, Thelma Cowans and Joe Louis, of boxing fame.
Cultural exhibits located on property and history tours in partnership with our local schools will ensure that the stories of these historic heroes will be preserved for years to come. The course itself was one of only a few designed by noted architect Hugh Wilson. He did so in collaboration with A.W. Tillinghast, George Crump, George C. Thomas, William Flynn, William Fownes, and the Philadelphia School of Golf Architecture. It’s restoration will be a monumental feat for golf lovers and history buffs alike, as well as a living monument to Golden Age architecture.
A Humble Water Mill And Mill Outside Philadelphia
Appoints Hugh Wilson & The Philadelphia School Of Golf Architecture To Design The Course
Welcoming Woman Golfers before They Had Voting Rights
Home Course For Barrier-Breaker Charlie Sifford
Men's And Woman's Open Won By Howard Wheeler, Lucy Williams And Thelma Cowans
Hosts The Daily News Open Played In By Arnold Palmer
The First Black Golfer On The PGA Tour, Winning Two Official Events In 1967 and 1969