All Good Things…

November 15, 2020 update: All Good Things… “Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” – […]

Finally getting started is a Cool Golf Thing

October 18, 2020:  That is the title of an article written by Tim Gavrich of Golf Advisor.  Read about it here:

October 11, 2019 update:  It was a wonderful evening at Overbook Golf Club last night.  The Cobbs Creek Restoration and Community Foundation […]

Main Line Today article

September 21, 2019 update:  The August issue of the Main Line Today contains an article penned by Jim Finnegan on my golf […]

Joe Juliano writes on the Cobb’s project for

August 29, 2018:  Joe Juliano pens a long piece on the Cobb’s Creek project, writing for

Success! The bill has passed

June 21, 2018:  We thank you for your patience.  Hard to believe, Harry, but the City passed and Mayor Kenney signed a […]

More Hugh Wilson at Philmont

January 22, 2018 update:  A friend of mine, a member at Philmont CC, was recently doing some historical spelunking at the Golf […]

Very early clubhouse photo

January 20, 2016 update:  Going through my files I found a very early photo of the clubhouse.  See below:

1931 Cobb’s Creek scorecard

September 25, 2013 update:  Bob M., long time player at Cobb’s Creek, has checked in and sent along some early scorecards.  Check […]

Cobb’s Creek cleeks!

December 20, 2016 update:  Blog friend Ari sends along two pictures of a hickory cleek with a Cobb’s Creek stamp:  

Early clubhouse photo

January 20, 2016 update:  Going through my files I found a very early photo of the clubhouse, as shown below.

1931 Cobb’s Creek scorecard

December 18, 2015 update:  FofCCGC supporter Ari F passed along this 1931 scorecard (see below) from Cobb’s Creek.  No truth to the […]

Joe Dey on Cobb’s Creek

July 21, 2015 update:  Before Joe Dey went to the USGA as their Executive Director (1934-1969) then later was the first commissioner […]

Cobb’s Creek has the apostrophe!

February 8, 2015 update2:  Recently I asked blog friend Jake: “Who was Cobb?”  A condensed response is as follows: The Dutch, Swedes […]

More memories of Charlie Sifford

February 7, 2015 update:  More good stuff remembering Charlie Sifford: Philly’s Terry Gross NPR “Fresh Air” interview with Mr. Sifford Golfing pioneer […]

The tome

January 17, 2015 update:  See the photo below to see how our tome (“Cobb’s Creek Golf Course:  Uncovering a Treasure”) looks when bound […]

Hugh Wilson at Philmont South

September 5, 2014 update:  Did you know Hugh Wilson designed the 10th and 11th holes at the South course at Philmont CC?  […]

Blog friend Jake Murray contributes

February 25, 2014 update:  One of the great delights of maintaining this blog is the number of wonderful e-mails we receive.  Just […]

Cobb’s land was a dairy farm

January 4, 2014 update:  If this 1922 Philadelphia Inquirer below is to be believed, the land on which the golf course sits used […]

Plane lands on the course

December 12, 2013 update:  In 1948 a plane landed on the golf course!  See the photo below.  That is on the 14th […]

Philadelphia Catches Up

December 11, 2013 update:  The text of the article that goes with the pictures in yesterday’s update is below, with the catchy […]

1915 GAP annual meeting photo

October 14, 2013 update:  It was the late January 1915 Golf Association of Philadelphia annual meeting when it was announced “that work […]

Locker rooms under construction

October 7, 2013 update:  See below this very awesome picture [big thanks to my friend in La Habra, CA, for rehabilitating that photo] […]

Early course photos

October 4, 2013 update:  More early pictures of Cobb’s Creek from friend John B. are now available.  Two pics from the first […]

1931 Cobb’s Creek scorecard

September 25, 2013 update:  Long time player at Cobb’s Bob M. has checked in and sent along some early scorecards.  Check out […]

1964 photos of Cobb’s Creek GC

September 24, 2013 update:  A friend of the Friends of Cobb’s Creek GC recently came upon three nice photos of the course […]

Who was Hugh Wilson, part 2

September 23, 2013 update:  Mike Cirba has penned part 2 of “Who Was Hugh Wilson”.  Anyone with an interest in Hugh Wilson […]

5th hole in 1916

August 20, 2013 update:  Below is a picture of the creek on the 5th hole from the Public Ledger in 1916.

1928 Public Links article

July 24, 2013 update:  Quite the headline here from the opening round of the 1928 Public Links at Cobb’s Creek (from the […]

Bob Mayes at Cobb’s Creek

June 21, 2013 update:  Nice article on Bob Mayes, a golfer that played at Cobb’s with Charlie Sifford: Mayes’ journey to the […]

Who was Hugh Wilson

June 5, 2013 update:  Mike Cirba has written a fascinating article entitled “Who Was Hugh Wilson?”.  You can read it here: Who […]

2nd green 1930 Dallin aerial

April 27, 2013 update:  Below is an aerial of the 2nd green in 1930 (picture courtesy of the Hagley Museum).

1st green 1930 Dallin aerial

April 23, 2013 update:  Note below how much bolder the green surrounds were on the first hole in 1930 (picture courtesy of the […]

Cobb’s in 1924 NY Age

April 12, 2013 update:  With the movie “42” coming out later this week chronicling the admission of the first African-American player into […]

Tie-fighter green

January 2, 2013 update:  Check out the unique shape of the current 10th green below in this 1939 aerial from the Dallin Collection […]

Progress on course construction

December 10, 2012 update:  It took a little over a year to build the course.  Construction began on April 12, 1915 and […]

1915 progress on clubhouses

November 29, 2012 update:  Progress on the clubhouses as reported in the September 30, 1915 edition of the Evening Bulletin is below.