Cedar Crest Park

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Cedar Crest Golf Course
Club information
Location Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Established 1919, 1946 (city)
Type Public
Owned by City of Dallas
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted 1927 PGA Championship
Website golfcedarcrest.com
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast (1919)
D. A. Weibring (2004)
Par 70
Length 6,532 yards (5,973 m)
Course rating 71.7
Slope rating 133 [1]

Cedar Crest Park, formerly Cedar Crest Country Club, is a public golf course in Dallas, Texas. South of downtown, the course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast and was the site of the tenth PGA Championship in 1927, won by Walter Hagen, his fourth consecutive PGA title and fifth overall, the ninth of his eleven major championships. It also hosted the Dallas Open in 1926, won by Macdonald Smith.

Established in 1916 and opened in 1919, the course is where a young Harry Cooper honed his skills.[2] The country club was closed in 1929, changed ownership, and then was purchased by the city in 1946.[3] It hosted the United Golf Association Negro National Open in 1954, and the USGA's Public Links later that year.

A new $2 million clubhouse was built in 2001 and the course was renovated in 2004 by D. A. Weibring.

From the back tees in 2013, it plays as a par-70 at 6,532 yards (5,973 m), with a course rating of 71.7 and a slope rating of 133.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cedar Crest Golf Course". USGA. Course Rating and Slope Database™. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sherrington, Kevin (July 13, 2013). "Harry Cooper – Dallas' original teen golf prodigy – might've been the best to never win a major". Dallas News. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Course history". Cedar Crest Golf Course. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Course details". Cedar Crest Golf Course. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°43′19″N 96°47′49″W / 32.722°N 96.797°W / 32.722; -96.797