Gus Wortham Park Golf Course

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4.0
117
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
98.2%
Recommend this course
101 out of 117 reviews
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4.1
9
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.1
9
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6388 yards 71.2 126
White 71 6015 yards 69.6 121
Red 71 5552 yards 67.1 118
Red (W) 71 5552 yards 72.0 124
Green 71 4887 yards 64.0 113
Green (W) 71 4887 yards 68.2 116
Scorecard for Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 3 1 7 13 5 9 17 11 18 4 16 12 6 10 14 2 8
Par 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 36 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1908
Golf Season Year round
Architect Baxter Spann (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Teaching Pro No
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.0
117

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Bunkers 16
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Beginners 21
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Near the Airport 12
Worth the Drive 12

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gus Worthy

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!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic

This course has been renovated and is totally Awesome. We cannot wait to go back and play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, reasonable fees, decent pace of play.

Great course, reasonable fees, decent pace of play, challenging but not impossible

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Ready

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GUS IS BACK!

So excited to see GWCG back ! The course looks great and I’ll be eagerly awaiting the completion of Phase II.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Bang for your Buck!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GusWortham

It's my home course ! Greens are playing great !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Diamond in the rough

This place is a diamond in the rough

1

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent conditions

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition.

This old course is in the best condition I have ever seen. Fairways and greens are really nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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