Cedar Crest Park

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Cedar Crest Golf Course
Club information
Coordinates 32°43′19″N 96°47′49″W / 32.722°N 96.797°W / 32.722; -96.797Coordinates: 32°43′19″N 96°47′49″W / 32.722°N 96.797°W / 32.722; -96.797
Location Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Established 1919, 99 years ago
1946 (city)
Type Public
Owned by City of Dallas
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted PGA Championship (1927)
Dallas Open (1926)
Website golfcedarcrest.com
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast (1919)
D. A. Weibring (2004)
Par 70
Length 6,532 yards (5,973 m)
Course rating 73.2
Slope rating 131 [1]
Dallas is located in the US
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Location in the United States
Dallas  is located in Texas
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Location in Texas

Cedar Crest Park, formerly Cedar Crest Country Club, is a public golf course in the southern United States, located in Dallas, Texas. South of downtown in the Cedar Crest neighborhood, the course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast and was the site of the tenth PGA Championship in 1927, won by Walter Hagen in early November.[2][3] It was his fourth consecutive PGA title and fifth overall, the ninth of his eleven major championships. Cedar Crest also hosted the Dallas Open in 1926, won by Macdonald Smith in late January.[4][5]

Established in 1916 and opened 99 years ago in 1919, the course is where a young Harry Cooper (1904–2000) honed his skills.[6] The country club was closed in 1929, changed ownership, and then was purchased by the city in 1946.[7] 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, it plays as a par-70 at 6,532 yards (5,973 m), with a course rating of 73.2 and a slope rating of 131.[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cedar Crest Golf Course". USGA. Course Rating and Slope Database™. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hagen, Turnesa fight today for golf pro title". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. November 5, 1927. p. 23.
  3. ^ "Hagen defeats Turnesa, one up; keeps pro title". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. November 6, 1927. p. 8, sec. 2.
  4. ^ "Mac Smith snares Dallas Open title". New York Times. Associated Press. January 26, 1926. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Smith is winner of Dallas Open". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. January 25, 1926. p. 18.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Course history". Cedar Crest Golf Course. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Course details". Cedar Crest Golf Course. Retrieved March 28, 2017.

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