Preserving the Past,Defining the Future.

A Campaign to Restore Gus Wortham Park Golf Course.

Houston Golf Association (HGA) is on a mission to restore one of Houston’s greatest treasures – the historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course. On Jan. 1, 2016, HGA assumed operational control of the course with funds of more than $8 million raised. The course closed January 20, 2017 to begin phase I of renovation construction. Phase I, which included renovations of the golf course and driving range, is complete.  The golf course and driving range are now open to the public!

HGA is working to raise the remaining $1.5 million to restore this 100-year-old site to its former glory. Please support us by making a donation or looking at naming opportunities.


The restoration of Gus Wortham Park Golf Course will benefit the Greater Houston community by enhancing quality of life for residents with a best-in-class recreational amenity to be enjoyed by all. This project will stimulate economic development in the East End, while providing expanded educational opportunities through programming by The First Tee of Greater Houston. The total fundraising goal of the “Preserving the Past, Defining the Future” campaign is $11 million.

Your donation helps support:

Design and restoration of the 109-year-old golf course. Gus Wortham is the oldest continuously operating golf course in Texas.


Construction of a new clubhouse with grill and golf shop

6,000 sq ft

Addition of The First Tee of Greater Houston space and cart storage facility


Addition of a new maintenance facility with staff offices

Endowment fund

Establishment of a maintenance endowment fund


Improvement of public parking and accessibility

Show your support for the community by investing today!

$9,500,000 Raised of $11M

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have more info on the project?

A: More information about the project can be found here.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?

A: Yes, donations to the “Preserving the Past, Defining the Future” campaign are tax-deductible. A receipt will be emailed to the address provided upon completion of the donation form. Consult your tax advisor or refer to the IRS Tax Code.

Q: How can I get involved with the campaign?

A: Thank you for your interest! Please call Houston Golf Association at 281-454-7000 or email

Q: Can you tell me more about Houston Golf Association?

A: HGA, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, uses golf promotion to generate funds that can help worthy causes that make a difference in our community. A prolific charitable fundraiser, bolstered by a strong group of volunteers, HGA has generated more than $62 million for local charity through its golf-related activities since 1974. The organization will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2016.

Q: Are there positions available to work at the Gus Wortham Golf Course?

Yes, we are now hiring for golf operations, maintenance, carts and range, and customer service. Click here to view current job positions and submit an application.

Steering Committee

Honorary chairs

Former President George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)
The Honorable James A. Baker III
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. (1920-2016)
Robert C. McNair(1937-2018)
Jack Burke Jr.
Flo McGee
Preston Moore Jr. (1931 – 2015)

Campaign co-chairs

Pam Holm
Steve Miller

Campaign Steering Committee

Richard Blades
Yvette de la Fuente
Gay Estes
Marty Goossen
Benito Guerrier
David Hedges
Christian Navarro
Yolanda Black Navarro (1947 – 2015)
Will Penland
Douglas M. Rotan
Matthew P. Rotan


Loren Singletary
Sis Singletary
Gerald Smith
Jeff Springmeyer
Lisa Crosswell Stone
J. Taft Symonds
Massey Villarreal
John Williams

Restoration Information

Houston Golf Association
5809 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396

Book a Tee Time

Gus Wortham Golf Course
7000 Capitol
Houston, TX 77011

Location & Hours