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 $7.7 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!
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 $12 million.
Design and restoration of the 107-year-old golf course
Construction of a new, 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with conference and event space
Addition of a 6,000-square-foot The First Tee of Greater Houston/cart storage facility
Addition of a maintenance facility with staff offices
Establishment of a maintenance endowment fund
Improvement of public parking and accessibility
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
Former President George H.W. Bush
The Honorable James A. Baker III
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. (1920-2016)
Jack Burke Jr.
Preston Moore Jr. (1931 – 2015)
Yvette de la Fuente
Yolanda Black Navarro (1947 – 2015)
Douglas M. Rotan
Matthew P. Rotan
Lisa Crosswell Stone
J. Taft Symonds