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9500 Leon St
Philadelphia, PA  19114-2855
United States
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John F. Byrne Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

67 par | 5,189 yards | 117 slope

65.0 rating | Rye grass

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John F. Byrne Golf Course

The 18-hole "John F. Byrne" course at the John F. Byrne Golf Club facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania features 5,189 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 67. The course rating is 65.0 and it has a slope rating of 117 on Rye grass. Designed by Alex Findlay, the John F. Byrne golf course opened in 1931. The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia manages this facility, with Anthony Hoffman as the Program Manager.


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Reviewed May 15, 2020

Course is in great shape since First Tee took over. Improving the complex as I write. Could use some directional signs to tee bixes.Anthony and crew are doing a wonderful job there. Be back next week.

Challenging Friendly Staff Great Deal Well Maintained
Reviewed August 13, 2010

I should have listened to more of the reviews for this course before playing it. An absolute dog track and I won't be returing with so many other options in the area even though a bit pricier. Where to begin - rock hard tee boxes (bring your jack hammer to get a tee in) when there is an actual tee box (example, the 17th tee box is basically a patch of rough), patchy fairways and very slow greens. Cartpaths - should be renamed dust daths with gullies and rocks. Decent lies - forget about it! With some TLC and additional maintenance, this would be an interesting course layout but the years of neglect show. I hate to imagine what it was like before the new management company took over. For the slightly good news - only $20 for the round with a cart on a Friday afternoon because my playing partner had a coupon, and course is generally wide open so you can play shots that go off center. Overall, and even at this price, I wouldn't say its a good value. Personally, I'd rather pay twice as much and be able to actually play golf properly.

Reviewed July 20, 2010

Overall It's a good course, I am a beginner golfer and I just played my second overall round here and being a native from Philadelphia I'm pleased with the upkeep and difficulty of this course coupled with the great deal I got online with the tee time I booked, the course was quite challenging but offered plenty of lay up area along with forgiving greens, lots of downhill and uphill holes channel distance control and there are plenty of bunkers surrounding the greens here to watch out for.

Reviewed July 03, 2010

Reviewed July 03, 2010

Not too bad for a public course. The greens were in good shape. Fairways and traps were well kept. The tee boxes on several holes were hitting off of complete dirt. I broke several tees just trying to tee my ball. It is a good value once you get a frequent player card. $25 a round and Tues. and Wed it includes lunch.

Reviewed May 16, 2010

The conditions of the course were pretty decent. Many kids, walkers, dog walkers and other non-golfers on the course walking across your fairway. I would not play this course again.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Kevin M. 20 44 24 08/29/07
2 Brian P. N/A 43 43 04/20/12
3 Chris K. N/A 52 52 09/04/08
4 Michael C. N/A 62 62 06/07/08
5 Brian B. 20 82 62 08/16/07
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About John F. Byrne

John F. Byrne Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia

18 regulation holes

Awards at John F. Byrne

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Tournaments of John F. Byrne

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Course Staff

Anthony Hoffman, Program Manager
Joseph Diacovo, Superintendent

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