Gus Wortham Golf Course

Houston, TX, United States Public

Overview

Houston’s Gus Wortham Municipal Course—just a few miles from downtown—has roots dating back to 1908, when the original Houston Country Club was routed on the site. It’s the rare piece of property in the sprawling Texas metropolis with elevation changes that make for a scenic, rolling layout. The course is the oldest continually operated course in Texas, and Harry Vardon, Ted Ray and Bobby Jones played exhibitions there over the years. The Houston Golf Association entered a 30-year lease and operating agreement in 2014. Architect Baxter Spann restored the course in 2017, rebuilding greens, bunkers and reshaping contouring, as well has reconfiguring the irrigation system for better water conservation.

About

Holes 18
Length 6388
Slope 126
Price $49
Facility Type Public

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4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.0647
Character
6.0776
Challenge
5.8053
Layout Variety
5.7828
Fun
6.3756
Aesthetics
5.6784
Conditioning
6.2032

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