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4.4
205 Reviews (205)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
187 out of 205 reviews
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4.6
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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4.6
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
96.7%
Recommend this course
58 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6388 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2
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Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1908
Golf Season Year round
Architect Baxter Spann (2018) Derrell Witt

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #21)

Reviews

4.4
205 Reviews (205)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Bunkers 17
Water Hazards 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Beginners 21
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
Near the Airport 12
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout and course is in pretty good shape but showing some wear from heat and heavy play. Very limited facilities. Starters need to speed up play not slow it down at tee box. Had to wait 30 minutes because other group ahead of mine haven't arrived and first tee was open for my group. Very frustrating when it is 100 F and with Covid.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Recommended

great course, not so challenging, apart from the few holes alongside a busy road...watch that slice, or hook for the leftie.

Pro was a bit curt, assuming he was having an off day, but he was the only thing that was 'off' on the day

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Round at the Gus!

Hot Deal Time on a Monday did not disappoint!. The starter was very accommodating considering we had a player running late. He worked us in perfectly. Covid rules were being followed by all. The cart was clean, but I still wiped it down. The course was in excellent shape from Fairway to green. The greens were running pretty quick and putted smoothly. Great time other than the heat. Bring plenty of ice and water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

renovations revived this track...

I had heard that Gus Wortham had been brought back to life with a much needed renovation. That was an understatement.

The good:

The course is in great condition. The greens are still very firm and hopefully they'll soften a little bit to be at least somewhat receptive. If not, oh well, you will need to make the adjustment! They rolled very well, nice and smooth. Good grass everywhere, and the bunkers were as they should be.

Don't think at this yardage that this will be a simple round. The shorter card distance is an illusion. It plays plenty long, with several of the long par 4s being absolute bears from the back..

The not so good:

Sadly, the course is operating out of temporary trailers, is completely understaffed, and somewhat disorganized. I know it's a muni, expectations shouldn't be that high. I'll leave it at that and give them a chance to get that part figured out. Not a huge deal for me, as the golf is why I'm there.

If you haven't been out to the "new Gus Wortham," you are missing out! I fully recommend that you give it a go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

This course is a hidden gem. I love this course and layout. The greens are very nice. Several of the holes are beautiful. Everyone should play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape

Today was my first time playing since the renovation. The course conditions were fantastic,. Pace of play got a little slow on the back nine, but we still finished under 4 hours I believe. I’m not a big fan of the holes that run along the side of the road. I couldn’t get the image of me pounding my ball through a windshield of a passing car out of my head during my swing and held back on my drives (pulling them left). For those of you mentally stronger than me with a better game, it won’t be an issue, but I found it distracting. Because of that, this course won’t likely go in my rotation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Our first time to play the course was a pleasant surprise. Very good layout and course conditions. I liked the elevation changes which you can not find that in Houston area. The parking lot is a little rough and there is limited food and beverage options. We will be back to play the challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Hands down one of the best courses in town

I was late for my tee time and the starter was more than accomadating in holding my group a few minutes so I could tee off. Even driving after one of our group members that had started to walk off down the fairway not knowing I had arrived late. I am writing this review to specifically to recognize that starter. The staff is the most friendly in town. The course is in great shape as it always is. They no longer have raised cups but a pool noodle at the bottom of the cup. Can't wait to return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Starter was great. Had everything very controlled. Gave great tips and guidance. He made it a very nice experience. Great job!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The course is in good condition. This course is the best value for money compared to even other expensive courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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