philadelphia group working to keep, restore historic cobbs creek

This story has interested GHS members Bob Gettis and John Capers III to pursue a possible Zoom presentation to the membership. The 105-year-old Cobbs Creek GC was designed by Hugh I. Wilson, when the Philadelphia city father’s believed there was a need for a public championship course equal to the two Merion Golf Club courses he had previously designed.  He also designed the Ocean Course at Seaview, and completed four holes on Pine Valley Golf Club’s back side after Crump died.  Now, a hundred years later, in collaboration between a private group of Philadelphia golfers and the City of Philadelphia, restoration of Cobbs Creek has begun. It is an interesting story. Click here to get the background on efforts to save a unique part of golf’s heritage.