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John F. Byrne Golf Club


Welcome to John F. Byrne Golf Club

First Tee—Greater Philadelphia manages the John F Byrne Golf Club to provide affordable access to golf and life skills education for the kids in northeast Philadelphia. First Tee saved the course from permanently closing for good so that kids and the community can be best served. Having a facility where students and golfers have access 364 days a year is paramount to enhance learning, skills, and recreational resources for people of all backgrounds.

We are excited to announce our plans for the future including a renovated clubhouse with an indoor classroom and simulator designed by Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, and a First Tee Practice area designed by Ernie Els Design Team. Through generous support from donors, these plans will become a reality. John F. Byrne Golf Club will be a true asset for kids and all public golf.



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John F. Byrne Golf Course is one of the most respected courses in Philadelphia. Purchased by the City in the early 1960s, it was renamed after famous Philadelphia councilman, John F. Byrne. The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia took over operation of the property on November 1st, 2019. 

Since First Tee of Greater Philadelphia started operating John F. Byrne Golf Club in 2019, dramatic changes have taken place for the better. Major projects have occured including installation of a automated irrigation system, entire clubhouse renovation, and continuos cart path makeover. The 2023 season will be our best year yet, you will see dramatic change and progress to provide players with an enjoyable experience and one the community, City of Philadelphia and First Tee are proud of. Any donations will help us reach our goals. Together and with your support, more children in the area will graduate high school and continue on to post-secondary education.