How about a public course that began as a private club? Tilly, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, redesigned and rerouted the existing Cedar Crest Country Club course in 1920. The original course was designed and built in 1919 by S. J. Cooper. He was quite upset when the club hired tilly to rip up what he built and create a new course, so he quite his job and went to another club. He brought with him his son, Harry" not yet Lighthorse" Cooper who, the year before, set the record for the original course at 14 years of age.
In 1926, Macdonald Smith won the Texas Open Championship, today's Valero Open, Smith would be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Another 14-year old who caddied at the club in 1928, was a young man named Lloyd Mangrum, who turned professional the next year. Both "Lighthorse" Harry Cooper and Lloyd Mangrum were also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 1927 the course hosted the PGA Championship, won for the last time by Walter Hagen.
Like many clubs of its time, the financial strain of the Great depression drove it into bankruptcy. It was purchased by the city of Dallas, Texas and has been enjoyed by many public players ever since.
In 1954, the course hosted the UGA Negro National Open, won by Charlie Sifford. He would be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as well. That same year, Gene Andrews would win the USGA Public Links championship, also contested at Cedar Crest. As far as I know, it is the only course to host the PGA, Negro National Open and the USGA Public Links championships.
This November Cedar Crest will be the site of a new, annual amateur tournament. It has been named the "Southwest Airlines Showcase at Cedar Crest." It is a unique event as there will be 42 invitation sent out, these going to the "top 21 male and female black collegiate golfers in the country." It will be a three-day, 54-hole tournament debuting on November 13, 2023 and each day's play will be televised live by the Golf Channel.
The course will have a tweaking to it later this year and a restorative renovation to take place over the next several years, allowing the course to be open for regular play and the tournament to be played as well. This is going to be an exciting event.