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.

Cobbs Creek Began As

A Humble Water Mill And Mill Outside Philadelphia

Golf Association Of Philadelphia And City Of Philadelphia

Appoints Hugh Wilson & The Philadelphia School Of Golf Architecture To Design The Course

Cobbs Creek Breaks Barriers

Welcoming Woman Golfers before They Had Voting Rights

Cobbs Creek Served As

Home Course For Barrier-Breaker Charlie Sifford

Cobbs Creek Hosts The United Golf Association'

Men's And Woman's Open Won By Howard Wheeler, Lucy Williams And Thelma Cowans

Cobbs Creek

Hosts The Daily News Open Played In By Arnold Palmer

Charlie Sifford Becomes

The First Black Golfer On The PGA Tour, Winning Two Official Events In 1967 and 1969