Kings Crossing Country Club in Corpus Christi has always been, in my opinion, an underrated course. But then, it's easy for a course to be underrated when it has persistent condition problems, as Kings Crossing has for much of its existence. I once heard that a previous greenskeeper at the club was secretly pumping water out of the Laguna Madre to get around watering restrictions. He got the water he wanted, but the high salinity of the Laguna Madre killed the grass it was put on. Smart move.
Kings Crossing, an early design of Bill Coore (before he started working with Ben Crenshaw), has always struggled attracting members. It was put up for sale several months ago. There were reports the City of Corpus Christi might purchase it, but that didn't happen.
However, I'm now hearing that the club has sold, and that the new owners plan to open it to the public. Presumably it will be semi-private, and existing memberships will be honored and new ones sold. But if true (I've been unable to nail down this rumor so far) it will certainly add an attractive new public golf option to the Coastal Bend area.