Enthusiastic golfers in the Philadelphia region are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful course locations. Three of the most popular in the area include Cobb’s Creek Golf Club, Bala Golf Club, and Torresdale Frankford Country Club.
Cobb’s Creek Golf Course boasts two 18-hole public courses available for use. The award-winning Olde Course, established almost 100 years ago and designed by Hugh Wilson, has been ranked sixth in Golfweek Magazine’s list of Best Municipal Courses. The second course, known as Karakung, was originally designed by A.P. Corson and A.H. Smith with 11 holes and later expanded to 18..
The private Bala Golf Course is quite close to Philadelphia’s city center. Established in 1897 and designed by Charles Hickman and George Reach, the course is well-known for its challenging nature, and has hosted such prestigious golfing events as the 1952 US Women’s Open.
In northeast Philadelphia lies the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, an amalgamation of two separate courses. The present course was built by Donald Ross. A private course, the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club has hosted national championships and is beautifully landscaped. On-site, the club also contains facilities for swimming, trap shooting, dining, and events.