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Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
7000 Capitol St
Houston, Texas 77011
Harris County

Phone(s): (713) 928-4260, (713) 921-3227
Fax: (713) 928-4259

Texas' oldest existing 18-hole track was originally built in 1908 to serve members of Houston Country Club. When the club found a new location in the 1950s, Gus Wortham bought the facility and opened it to the public with $60 annual dues. The city of Houston took over in 1973, and it's been one of the busiest courses in the state ever since.

The unique design features a trio of par 5s on holes 2-4, a rarity in golf. One of the better birdie opportunities is the 293-yard No. 9. On the back, one of Texas' signature par 3s awaits in the 250-yard No. 16.

Getting there : From I-45, take the Wakeside Blvd. Exit and travel 1 mile north to Capitol St.

Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Baxter Spann, Derrell Witt
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1908
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 71 6388 126 71.2
White 71 6015 121 69.6
Red 71 5552 118 67.1
Red (W) 71 5552 124 72
Green 71 4887 113 64
Green (W) 71 4887 116 68.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Lowell Tuttle
    on June 18th, 2019 19:03
    Early Spring, so some growing to do, but the re model of this course has helped it. I put the re do up with Memorial. More terrain up and down. It's surprising how many hills in this flat area. I went in March. Parking lot should be finished now. Club house is going to be finished next, but golf is ready.
  • Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by MB
    on July 06th, 2013 16:54
    With new cart paths and watered greens would be a fabulous course.
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