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2.9
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.0
Value
4.5
Layout
2.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
64.1%
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19 out of 41 reviews
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2.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
2.0
Value
4.5
Layout
2.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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2.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
2.0
Value
4.5
Layout
2.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 5762 yards
Slope 115
Rating 66.7
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Cobbs Creek Golf Club - Karakung Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5762 yards 66.7 115
White 71 5625 yards 66.1 114
Red (W) 72 5421 yards 70.3 119
Scorecard for The Karakung Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 67.9/125 338 281 316 263 197 279 276 316 499 2765 437 316 315 389 304 279 368 174 415 2997 5762
White M: 67.3/124 334 279 308 257 189 274 267 309 494 2711 421 313 311 379 291 271 359 163 406 2914 5625
Red M: 66.3/121 W: 68.3/123 260 276 300 250 179 269 260 299 490 2583 416 310 307 370 276 260 351 153 395 2838 5421
Handicap 9 13 11 15 1 5 17 7 3 4 16 14 8 10 12 6 18 2
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.9
41 Reviews (41)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Skill Intermediate
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2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Improving

The course is a nice test of your golf game. It has character but still lacks well manicured t boxes and fairways. It is getting better from a few years back and you can see all the work being done to restore the course back to its glory days.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course for a Quick Round of Golf

This is my go to course for a quick round of golf. I have played by myself with no one in front of me and been able to get through 18 in 2.5 hours. Although you won't find a stocked clubhouse or ball cleaners on every hole, you will get a challenging round and be back home in time for dinner. It is a perfect location for golfers in North/West Philadelphia.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I enjoyed the course

There was a lot of hills, so be ready to drive up hill and Down hill. Mostly straight fairways that were decent. Just a tad confusing since there are two courses there, somehow ended up on Hole two of the other course while looking for 14. Overall it's a good course. I live in NJ and played after staying a night in PA. Don't think I would drive over the bridge to play again, there are equal courses closer to me. Traffic coming back sucked but that's Philadelphia for ya

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

tip my visor to greens keeper

If you, like myself have stayed away for awhile because of poor conditions and not because of the layout you may want to play the Karakung course soon. I thought the greens (excluding ball marks) were really in good shape. Most if not all of the holes were very playable and for this time of year the tee boxes were acceptable. A few times lift, clean and place was required but not as much as in the past. I also noticed that they do have fairways as I was just missing must of them. If you're looking for a fast, inexpensive round give it a try. The course had their share of beginners and everyone of them let us play thru ( without us pushing). A most enjoyable 3 and a quarter hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Karakung is a no go!

Either play the Olde course or don't bother. I'd have rather played from my back yard.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good city course

The tee boxes need some work around the edges, but most of the hitting areas are great. The challenge is not the length, it's the trees, the creeks, and the change in elevation on all but 2 holes. The two flat holes are the first two and they both have creeks. This course is a faster play because the more popular Olde course attracts the crowds.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast green's

Green's were in great condition very fast fairways where narrow tree lined the rest of the course needed help cart paths very uneven fairways are rough didn't like having to cross busy streets to play different holes

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very surprised

Driving through the neighborhoods to get to the course, one thinks how they have a golf course here. Surprisingly, there it was. It was in decent shape. Fairly open but some serious slopes. Don't place it in the right place, it rolls off the green. Definitely will play there again!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Karakung

Played the course thinking how bad could this be for a cheap price. Well, I was wrong the Karakung course was one of the worst courses I have ever played. The greens were the only decent thing on the course. Everything else you could barely tell that you were on a golf course and not just some field. The mowers mowed around the greens while you were putting. All fairway shots were off of dirt for the most part. There were no yardage markers anywhere on the course. The Olde course looked decent and playable. Try that, Karakung shouldn't even be open as a course yet.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will not be returning

Course was in very bad condition. Muddy uncut grass. Greens had crab grass growing in them. Cups were horribly cut. Couldn't tell the difference from the fairway and the rough. Tee boxes might as well have been nonexistent.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Take It For What It Is

Look I know this is not the best course in terms of layout or pace of play. But I looked at it this way......if I want to get better as a golfer I am better off playing 18 here than banging balls on the range for an hour or two. From what I hear the course is really better than what it used to be so Kudos to the groundskeepers and staff. Greens were decent and the fairways were pretty well kept for a Muni course. If players simply replaced divots and repaired ball marks....would be even better. So for under $20.....close, easy and a good option. So take it for what it is.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Give It a Try!

It's ben many years since playing Karakung and I was aware of the reviews. In fairness, I have to say that the fairways and greens were good. Yes the tee boxes aren't the best and the traps are not maintained. There are not good markings for hole numbers and length of hole .. I never did find a scorecard so used the course map on the back of the Cobbs Creek card.

This course is a good value for the money. There are actually several interesting holes along the way and it turned out to be a quick enjoyable round.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

For $25, a tremendous value!

I read a lot of reviews for here and went into the course expecting a bad day of golf. I was surprised to find that the course was not in bad shape. Certainly not a excellent course but the greens and fairways were in great shape. The tee boxes were being rebuilt so had to tee off from make shift tees. The only strange thing about this course was that there was a foot gold course woven into a lot of the holes which occasionally caused some confusion.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Karakung is Awful - Try the Olde Course

The review below me MUST be talking about the Olde course (which looked nice). They certainly did not experience a round of golf on Karakung,

Horrific conditions. Awful tee boxes. No distinction between fairway and rough. No yardage markers. Nothing surrounding the greens. $29 on Wednesday left me feeling robbed.

You could say it's a "beginners course", but if that's the first course i ever played I would probably sell my club immediately.

Olde course, however, looked to be in pretty nice condition. Give the olde course a go, avoid karakung at all costs.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Position, Position, Position

I had a great time. The course will be much better shape in another week or so. It is a challenge with the hills and dog legs and enough water running thru the course to get in trouble and try your position shot skills.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Poor Condition

They should probably just build houses on it. It looks like the haven't watered the fairways all summer. Every shot is blind with no yardage markers on the course making it very difficult to know what club to it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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