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9500 Leon St
Philadelphia, PA  19114-2855
United States
P: (215) 632-8668
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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 Course 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. Billy Casper Golf manages this facility, with Michael Ryan as the General Manager.

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John F. Byrne Golf Club
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John F. Byrne Golf Club
Philadelphia, PA
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John F. Byrne Golf Club
Philadelphia, PA
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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.

Reviewed July 13, 2008

flat out crap

Reviewed May 21, 2008

This course offers many hills, which can pose a challange and be fun to play. The layout seems chaotic, following the fairways to the hole can be pretty difficult on some holes. The maintenance left something to be desired, differentiating fairway from rough from fringe was a challenge. The greens were in pretty decent condition though. Price was a little to high for the condition of the course.

Reviewed October 15, 2007

The course in in poor condition. Particularly fairwys and tee boxes.

Reviewed July 12, 2007

Senior rate are too high for city sponsored course,not in that great of shape,other courses with in 15 miles give the seniors a better deal for a lot better course still its a day out ,better than nothing...

Reviewed July 12, 2007

Reviewed May 03, 2007

Where to begin

Horrible course. Probably one of the worst I have played. Tee boxes were so bad. Then they decided to cut the fairways while we were teeing off at the 2nd. The grass was about 6 inch's long in the fairways and now they proceeded to cut it down to 3 leaving grass clippings everywhere so your ball would just hide. Made for a fun day. Go to any other golf course but this one.

Reviewed May 01, 2007

Worst $ value

just moved to philly, played byrne today 5/1/2007. hard to describe how crappy the conditions are. theres not a good lie on the course and that includes the tees. terrible value at $36. im soooo disappointed

Reviewed February 09, 2007

Reviewed August 31, 2006


some of the best greens I've played on in great shape all summer long


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
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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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
18 David S. 11 79 68 04/06/15
18 David S. 11 79 68 11/11/14
20 John W. 29 97 68 08/28/14
20 John W. 29 101 72 08/15/14
18 David S. 11 84 73 08/10/14

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About John F. Byrne

John F. Byrne Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Billy Casper Golf

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Michael Ryan, General Manager
Joseph Diacovo, Superintendent
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