Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
|Red (W)||71||5552 yards||72.0||124|
|Green (W)||71||4887 yards||68.2||116|
|Blue M: 71.2/126||339||472||519||454||201||460||393||146||325||3309||153||447||302||317||387||376||230||497||370||3079||6388|
|White M: 69.6/121||324||460||497||430||181||438||383||123||302||3138||126||417||284||306||373||347||205||473||346||2877||6015|
|Red M: 67.1/118 W: 72.0/124||307||441||485||412||133||410||357||110||272||2927||102||364||262||277||358||318||190||443||311||2625||5552|
|Green M: 64.0/113 W: 68.2/116||249||407||444||390||116||355||315||101||175||2552||69||313||235||251||325||294||158||415||275||2335||4887|
This course has just been redone and it is super nice. There is no club house at the moment so I could not rate that. Also did not check in so I couldn’t judge the staff. Course is in great condition even after all the rain we have had... good drainage. My only complaint is that holes 2&3 are along a busy road and very noisy. Rest of course really nice with some cool holes and a lot elevation changes for a Houston course. Highly recommend!!
Good Muni Option
With Memorial closed for 1-2 years, the timing for Gus Wortham to re-open could not be better. GW means there's still a few options for Houston golfers to play a public track without gouging the pocket.
Granted I never played GW before the renovations, I was certainly impressed with the course conditions. Even though the greens ran fairly slow, there were plenty of undulations and pin placement was very challenging. Fairways were in decent condition as well for playing in the heart of winter.
By far my biggest complaint was the layout. Right off the bat, players are faced with four holes that run parallel to busy roads down the right side of the course. I'm surprised someone from our two groups didn't hit any cars! Holes 2-4 are also all par 5s? On top of this, the course only runs ~6,300 yards from the tips. This all comes back to a funky course design.
All of that being said, the course remained challenging and offered lots of elevation changes, which is rare for Houston.
I'll definitely play again, and hopefully will raise my review to 5 stars once the construction is finished and the clubhouse is renovated.
This course has been renovated and is totally Awesome. We cannot wait to go back and play again
Great course, reasonable fees, decent pace of play.
Great course, reasonable fees, decent pace of play, challenging but not impossible
Great course not that long but challenging lots of roll and pitch to both fairways and greens ! No Marshall’s so play is extremely slow plan on 4 plus hours even mid weeks today was 3 hours for the front 9 alone not my first 6 hour mid week round at this course
With the exception of the greens the grass was thin. Really needs another growing season. Greens were pretty good but hard (never saw a ball mark). The lady behind the counter was very nice, but the starter not so much ( I think he was the pro). Was a good value because I used one of my Golfnow rewards, otherwise the value would have only been fair. I do like the new mounding and bunkers. The trash in the bayou is very unsightly.
GUS IS BACK!
So excited to see GWCG back ! The course looks great and I’ll be eagerly awaiting the completion of Phase II.
Gus Wortham Park restored for the modern era
It took twice as long as planned thanks to Hurricane Harvey, but the new Gus Wortham was worth the wait. Baxter Spann did an awesome job restoring the course. The bunkering, new greens, new shaping of fairways -- everything about the course (clubhouse to come later) is top notch. And best of all, it's here to stay. It's also one of the few courses in Houston you can comfortably walk with greens and tee boxes nearby. There really isn't a bad hole on the course, either. And the landscape is unlike anything you'll find in the Houston area, with plenty of up-and-down holes, great views and a great variety of shots. Best of all, it's very affordable, on par with Houston's flagship municipal, Memorial Park. Only negative was the condition of the tee boxes. It seems an army worm invasion, which affected many courses in the area, thinned them out, but the new Tif-Eagle greens (and fairways for the most part) were top notch.
Fun place to play
We always enjoy playing here. They said they plan to be closed now for about 9 months for upgrades and repairs. The cart paths I thought was the worse part of the course with all the pot holes. Several nice challenges on your drives to carry the bayou or lay up but the bunkers did need work. The sand was more mud and dirt.
Best Bang for your Buck!
Old style classic
Course needs work on the greens, and the cart paths are in serious disrepair due to previous flooding. Great layout for beginning to average player.
It's my home course
I grew playing this course as lived 2 minutes from here as a kid. It's a challenging course that has 3 par 5's in a row. For a course in the middle of the East End of Houston it has some elevation and there usually is some type of water hazard in play. It is now in private hands from the city and renovations will begin soon to the clubhouse, snack bar and some to the course.
Good value, needs improvement
The layout has a lot of variety and the location is convenient. Never had an issue with getting a tee time or pace of play, likely due to the conditions. The tee boxes are in fairly good shape, the fairways are spotty but not awful and the greens have been awful every time I've been. There's plans for a major overhaul in the near future which should bring the much improvement this place needs. If you want to work on your game and don't mind putting on brown sandy greens, it's a good place to go.
It's my home course ! Greens are playing great !
Diamond in the rough
This place is a diamond in the rough
the layout was challenging, and I plan on coming back again to play. If I had known how inexpensive this course was, then I would have been coming here many time during the summer. No worries though, I'll be back.
I have played this course for years and eventhough weather conditions are not the best due to heat condition, the fairways, tee box and greens are excellent. This new management has worked hard to make it look great. Carts are in good shape. Concession is a bit pricey.
Overall rating, Excellent.
Old Gus is coming back around.
There is still work to be done but this is the best the course has looked in my lifetime. One green is almost lost and there were weeds on a few more but you can see the work that has been done to revive this old classic. Keep it up fellas and me and mine will be back!
This old course is in the best condition I have ever seen. Fairways and greens are really nice.