Cobbs Creek has continued to be a shining example of unity and togetherness throughout history. From its founding in 1916, it embraced 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. It was regularly frequented by other prominent golfers including Howard Wheeler, Lucy Williams, Thelma Cowans and Joe Louis (boxing star).
The course was one of only a few designed by noted architect Hugh Wilson. He collaborated with A.W. Tillinghast, George Crump, William Flynn, and the Philadelphia School of Golf Architecture. Its restoration will be significant for golf lovers and history buffs alike. It will be a living monument to the Golden Age architecture and a tribute to the African American golfing community. In partnership with our local schools, cultural exhibits and tours will ensure that these stories will be shared for years to come.
A Humble Water 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