The Karakung Golf Course at Cobbs Creek

★★★☆☆
An excellent outing for senior and junior players and a good preview of its more difficult sister course
  • 7200 Lansdowne Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19151

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  • 215-877-8707

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Cobbs Creek is a really good value...the course my not always be in the best shape but its still a fun round of golf.

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Cobbs Creek is a really good value...the course my not always be in the best shape but its still a fun round of golf.

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I played here about a month ago. There were a couple of temp greens and the course was not up to the level and quality of a few years ago. Very disappointing for $45.00 (prepaid) including a cart on a Saturday morning.

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★★★☆☆

I played here about a month ago. There were a couple of temp greens and the course was not up to the level and quality of a few years ago. Very disappointing for $45.00 (prepaid) including a cart on a Saturday morning.

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I have only played on the Olde Course and enjoy myself everytime we go. The prices are very reasonable. I am not a great golfer but I do not feel pressured or looked down upon when I golf at Cobbs Creek.

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★★★★☆

I have only played on the Olde Course and enjoy myself everytime we go. The prices are very reasonable. I am not a great golfer but I do not feel pressured or looked down upon when I golf at Cobbs Creek.

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I played the Cobbs Creek Golf Course on Thursday, July 31st (2008) for a charity outing. I found the pro shop to be be nicely and courteously staffed. Good variety of food and drinks at the snack bar. Golf carts were in very nice shape. The course itself was probably the nicest municipal course I have played. The tee boxes were rather hard, and bare in some spots. However, given the number of daily rounds played I found it to be in decent shape. The greens played fast and were in very decent shape. The greens also proved challenging in that straight puts were few and far between. The cart paths were in ok shape, but could use some revamping. All in all, I would recommend to anyone who wants a decent place to shoot a round on the cheap. I did spot two pedestrians taking the shortcut across a fairway, but they were not hooligans and were friendly.

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★★★★☆

I played the Cobbs Creek Golf Course on Thursday, July 31st (2008) for a charity outing. I found the pro shop to be be nicely and courteously staffed. Good variety of food and drinks at the snack bar. Golf carts were in very nice shape. The course itself was probably the nicest municipal course I have played. The tee boxes were rather hard, and bare in some spots. However, given the number of daily rounds played I found it to be in decent shape. The greens played fast and were in very decent shape. The greens also proved challenging in that straight puts were few and far between. The cart paths were in ok shape, but could use some revamping. All in all, I would recommend to anyone who wants a decent place to shoot a round on the cheap. I did spot two pedestrians taking the shortcut across a fairway, but they were not hooligans and were friendly.

Pros: Cheap, challenging, convenient, well staffed

Cons: tee boxes aren't as soft as others, slightly overplayed

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This is the worst course in the entire Philadelphia area. The city should be ashamed to promote this and any of the city owned courses as a tourist stop. The city needs to sell this course to someone who can bring it back to one of the most well designed and challenging courses in the state of Pennsylvania. This course has so much potential it would be crazy to waste that.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst course in the entire Philadelphia area. The city should be ashamed to promote this and any of the city owned courses as a tourist stop. The city needs to sell this course to someone who can bring it back to one of the most well designed and challenging courses in the state of Pennsylvania. This course has so much potential it would be crazy to waste that.

Pros: Inexpensive, challenging

Cons: horrible conditions, bad area.

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The last reviews I saw were 4 to 5 years old, so I thought I would give an update on the courses. I've played "The Old Course and Karakung" and they both still Stink!!!. I've made tee times for 6:00 a.m. and they tell me no problem. There is "no problem" for them as they take my money and all the problem are mine.

First there have been 2 times I have showed up and the club house is not even open yet at 6 a.m. no " I'm sorry for making you wait" just pay them and then go to the courses. Second, I had to play the first 4 holes with no flag on the green. (If you can't have the course ready, don't take Tee Times for them!!!) The only way to find a decent tee area is by a "Act of God" and as far as the fairways ( dirt and rock) are concerned they are not what the people who work call "Good Shape". The Schuykill expressway is smoother.

If you are there before 8 a.m. it cost $31 for the "Old Course" and $21 for Karakung. It's not alot of money but you still don't get your money's worth. I have also golfed at the other city courses, Juniata is in worse shape the this place, if you can imagine that. The City of Philadelpha has these courses and it could be wonderfull experience for Tourist and People who live here alike. But like alot of Philly, nobody cares.

If you want to play on a decent course you have to go about a 1 hour drive away. Golden Oaks in Fleetwood, Pa. is the best ever, Wyncote is very good in Oxford Pa. and Patriots Glenn in Elkin Maryland is very good also. I wish I could go to the "Old Course and Karakung" as it is less then 1 mile from where I live. But I won't be going back there anymore. I give this course a minus 5 stars and any other of the owned courses.

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★☆☆☆☆

The last reviews I saw were 4 to 5 years old, so I thought I would give an update on the courses. I've played "The Old Course and Karakung" and they both still Stink!!!. I've made tee times for 6:00 a.m. and they tell me no problem. There is "no problem" for them as they take my money and all the problem are mine.

First there have been 2 times I have showed up and the club house is not even open yet at 6 a.m. no " I'm sorry for making you wait" just pay them and then go to the courses. Second, I had to play the first 4 holes with no flag on the green. (If you can't have the course ready, don't take Tee Times for them!!!) The only way to find a decent tee area is by a "Act of God" and as far as the fairways ( dirt and rock) are concerned they are not what the people who work call "Good Shape". The Schuykill expressway is smoother.

If you are there before 8 a.m. it cost $31 for the "Old Course" and $21 for Karakung. It's not alot of money but you still don't get your money's worth. I have also golfed at the other city courses, Juniata is in worse shape the this place, if you can imagine that. The City of Philadelpha has these courses and it could be wonderfull experience for Tourist and People who live here alike. But like alot of Philly, nobody cares.

If you want to play on a decent course you have to go about a 1 hour drive away. Golden Oaks in Fleetwood, Pa. is the best ever, Wyncote is very good in Oxford Pa. and Patriots Glenn in Elkin Maryland is very good also. I wish I could go to the "Old Course and Karakung" as it is less then 1 mile from where I live. But I won't be going back there anymore. I give this course a minus 5 stars and any other of the owned courses.

Pros: None

Cons: Staff, Tee Area's, Fairway's, Greens, Golf Paths and anything else to do with a golf course.

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No doubt it has the best layout of any close-in (to Philly) course, but it is, and has been poorly maintained since I first played it more than 20 years ago. It's a crying shame.

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★★☆☆☆

No doubt it has the best layout of any close-in (to Philly) course, but it is, and has been poorly maintained since I first played it more than 20 years ago. It's a crying shame.

Pros: Great layout

Cons: Poor upkeep

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how could you possibly rate this cow pasture in any top ten of any ranking.

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★☆☆☆☆

how could you possibly rate this cow pasture in any top ten of any ranking.

Pros: dirt fairways, terrible greens, hard dirt tee boxes

Cons: needs complete renov, has pro length

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Whoever voted for this so called golf for # 1 is a complete and utter moron. This course should be called the rock pile and dirt course. There are about two good holes on the course and the rest of it should be blown up and redone. I would never play this course ever again, even though i only live 2 minutes away from there i would rather drive to Maryland and play a real course.

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★☆☆☆☆

Whoever voted for this so called golf for # 1 is a complete and utter moron. This course should be called the rock pile and dirt course. There are about two good holes on the course and the rest of it should be blown up and redone. I would never play this course ever again, even though i only live 2 minutes away from there i would rather drive to Maryland and play a real course.

Cons: Too Expensive, Bad Maintenance

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This is a sister course to Merion, but by the shape it's in, you would never know it.

Challenging yes, the 600-yard hole is fun. Also challenging to your stamina is chasing down kids stealing golf balls and later selling them...

This is a municipal course and the city puts as much care into this course as it does education. Count on a 6 hour round on a busy weekend. Number 1 in the area? Is this in reference to how many people play it or its quality. It is inexpensive and geographically central, but #1? Please!

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★★★☆☆

This is a sister course to Merion, but by the shape it's in, you would never know it.

Challenging yes, the 600-yard hole is fun. Also challenging to your stamina is chasing down kids stealing golf balls and later selling them...

This is a municipal course and the city puts as much care into this course as it does education. Count on a 6 hour round on a busy weekend. Number 1 in the area? Is this in reference to how many people play it or its quality. It is inexpensive and geographically central, but #1? Please!

Pros: Long, Inexpensive, Convenient

Cons: Over-played, Over-crowded, White trash

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Arguably one of the best layouts, in terms of hole variety, I have played at. Short, driveable par 4's, killer long par 4's, Short and long par 5's, scenic par 3's, as well as a few blind shots. The course condition can be suspect since it's a Philly public course - that says it all.

Used to have a scenic putting green, but they built a damn cart barn on top of it! Golf courses were meant to be WALKED!

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★★★★★

Arguably one of the best layouts, in terms of hole variety, I have played at. Short, driveable par 4's, killer long par 4's, Short and long par 5's, scenic par 3's, as well as a few blind shots. The course condition can be suspect since it's a Philly public course - that says it all.

Used to have a scenic putting green, but they built a damn cart barn on top of it! Golf courses were meant to be WALKED!

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This is one of the worst golf courses that I have ever played....from tee boxes to green!!

I live less then 5 miles from this course and I would not waste my time and energy to play this course.

I can name about 50 other golf courses in the Philadelphia area that are better then less. People should stop using Cobb's past reputation.....it is not the same course!!!

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★★☆☆☆

This is one of the worst golf courses that I have ever played....from tee boxes to green!!

I live less then 5 miles from this course and I would not waste my time and energy to play this course.

I can name about 50 other golf courses in the Philadelphia area that are better then less. People should stop using Cobb's past reputation.....it is not the same course!!!

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I have played there twice and was not impressed. While we were at the proshop paying, some guy ran in and said that a couple of kids stole his cart with his clubs while he was on the green. Sorry, if I have to worry about my clubs, and was not impressed with the course, I will never play there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have played there twice and was not impressed. While we were at the proshop paying, some guy ran in and said that a couple of kids stole his cart with his clubs while he was on the green. Sorry, if I have to worry about my clubs, and was not impressed with the course, I will never play there again.

Pros: location

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This course is NOT good. The greens were chopped up, the fairways were not kept well, and the cart roads were horrible. I almost flipped the cart twice due to dangerous conditions.

This course is horrible. Not to mention the fact you have to drive through West Philly to get there. Other then the fact that I shot an 88, there isn't anything else positive I can say about this course.

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★★☆☆☆

This course is NOT good. The greens were chopped up, the fairways were not kept well, and the cart roads were horrible. I almost flipped the cart twice due to dangerous conditions.

This course is horrible. Not to mention the fact you have to drive through West Philly to get there. Other then the fact that I shot an 88, there isn't anything else positive I can say about this course.

Cons: bad conditions, slow play, in the ghetto

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Great layout. new management has done alot to improve however the City of Philadelphia, which owns the course and takes money from the management company that runs the city courses, must step up to the plate and begin to help out the management of this course. When that happens this will be hands down, the best course in the area, bar none.

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★★★★☆

Great layout. new management has done alot to improve however the City of Philadelphia, which owns the course and takes money from the management company that runs the city courses, must step up to the plate and begin to help out the management of this course. When that happens this will be hands down, the best course in the area, bar none.

Pros: design, shot value, staff

Cons: conditions, city's neglect

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I am reading the previously posted reviews and it's quite apparent that these people haven't played Cobbs recently because it's in tremendous shape. This course has the unfortunate problem of being a MASTERFULLY designed golf course trying to serve the common folk in a blue collar area of a major city with a little budget. With that said, this course will test every shot in your bag and leave you remembering specific holes years after you play it. Which is heck of a lot more than can be said for these boring cow pastures like Kimberton and Pickering that were mentioned in previous e-mails. Not too mention they are twice as pricey.

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★★★★☆

I am reading the previously posted reviews and it's quite apparent that these people haven't played Cobbs recently because it's in tremendous shape. This course has the unfortunate problem of being a MASTERFULLY designed golf course trying to serve the common folk in a blue collar area of a major city with a little budget. With that said, this course will test every shot in your bag and leave you remembering specific holes years after you play it. Which is heck of a lot more than can be said for these boring cow pastures like Kimberton and Pickering that were mentioned in previous e-mails. Not too mention they are twice as pricey.

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PLEASE!!! OK. the course is not in the best of shape.
As other reviews have reflected, this is due to years of neglect. However, a new management has taken over & is making progress in correcting this. As to "being held at gunpoint" in the "worst part of the city" - you gotta be kidding me!!! Play this course for the challenge, for the low fees, and don't be worried about "gunpoint", worry about par.

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★★★★☆

PLEASE!!! OK. the course is not in the best of shape.
As other reviews have reflected, this is due to years of neglect. However, a new management has taken over & is making progress in correcting this. As to "being held at gunpoint" in the "worst part of the city" - you gotta be kidding me!!! Play this course for the challenge, for the low fees, and don't be worried about "gunpoint", worry about par.

Pros: tough, inexpensive

Cons: upkeep, upkeep, upkeep

 

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