FDR Golf Course will permanently close operations on October 31, 2019. The decision to close the course was made by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation because the course is no longer sustainable due to frequent flooding and unprofitable operations. After October 31, 2019, golfers may use the City’s other public golf courses: Cobbs Creek and Karakung, Walnut Lane, John Byrne and Juniata.
The golf course closure will add up to 150 more acres of park for expanded public use and ecological restoration. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is working with First Tee of Greater Philadelphia to find an appropriate way for it to continue its youth golf programs at FDR Park. The Master Plan also includes an option for a public golf driving range.
If you would like to know more about the decision to close FDR Golf Course please contact Philadelphia Parks & Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view more of the upcoming plans for the FDR Park Master Plan, click here.