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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]

Cedar Crest Golf Course
Club information
Cedar Crest Park is located in the United States
Cedar Crest Park
Location in the United States
Cedar Crest Park is located in Texas
Cedar Crest Park
Location in Texas
Coordinates32°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
LocationDallas, Texas, U.S.
Established1919, 100 years ago
1946 (city)
TypePublic
Owned byCity of Dallas
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedPGA Championship (1927)
Dallas Open (1926)
Websitegolfcedarcrest.com
Designed byA. W. Tillinghast (1919)
D. A. Weibring (2004)
Par70
Length6,532 yards (5,973 m)
Course rating73.2
Slope rating131 [1]

Established in 1916 and opened 100 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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