Billy Casper Golf chosen to Manage Philadelphia's Golf Assets

Cobb's Creek Golf ClubBuoyed by its success operating multi-course portfolios in and around major metropolitan cities, Billy Casper Golf has been selected by the City of Philadelphia to manage five golf assets.

Under the long-term agreement, Billy Capser Golf will direct all activities at Cobb's Creek Golf Club (Olde and Karakung courses), FDR Golf Club, John F. Byrne Golf Course and City Line Sports Center. The company operated the courses in 2008 under an interim contract. 

Billy Casper Golf also manages multiple golf course portfolios for other major cities and counties, including Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Knoxville (TN), Tulsa (OK), Cook County (IL), Westchester County (NY) and Anne Arundel County (MD).

For Philadelphia's courses, which are part of the city's Fairmount Park system, Billy Casper Golf will conduct golf course maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

"Solidifying a long-term partnership with Billy Casper Golf is very exciting," says Mark Focht, executive director of Fairmount Park. "Golfers will experience even healthier course conditions and the City is primed for impressive fiscal returns from Casper's sound management."

John F. Byrne Golf Course"Billy Casper Golf dedicates considerable resources to our infrastructure, ensuring public agencies are much better with our company than without," says Peter Hill, chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf. "At the Philadelphia courses, we plan to make significant enhancements to their physical plants and customer-service levels, so they become part of golfers' steady diets."

Cobb's Creek was greater Philadelphia's first public golf course (1916) and features two, 18-hole golf layouts. The Olde Course ranked No. 6 "Best Municipal Course in America" by Golfweek, and the character-laden Karakung Course challenges golfers with elevation changes and small- to mid-size greens.

FDR boasts an intriguing and fun par-69, 6,004-yard, Florida-style layout. Established in the early 1940s and named after the nation's longest serving President, FDR is the course closest to the city's center.

John F. Byrne, dramatically nestled in and around a valley in northeast Philadelphia, presents a variety of tree-lined and open fairways, rolling terrain and elevated tees and greens.

City Line Sports Center is the area's most versatile outdoor entertainment venue with a driving range, miniature golf course and batting cages.

For more information or to reserve a tee time: www.golfphilly.org, 866.785.2635. 

 

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