Help Houston Golf Association (HGA) raise the final $500,000 to restore one of Houston’s greatest treasures – the historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course. Over 100,000 rounds have been played by the public since HGA finished Phase I and opened the newly restored golf course on October 12, 2018. Houstonians have enjoyed the restoration of the state’s oldest, continuously played 18-hole golf course and local youth have benefitted from educational and recreational opportunities through First Tee and HGA Junior Golf programs.
HGA looks forward to launching Phase II in January 2021 which includes a Clubhouse, grill with improved roadways and parking. We are nearing the $11 million mark to restore this 110-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 First Tee – Greater Houston. The total fundraising goal of HGA’s campaign is $11 million.
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
Addition of The First Tee of Greater Houston space and cart storage facility
Addition of a new maintenance facility with staff offices
Establishment of a maintenance endowment fund
Improvement of public parking and accessibility
If you would like to donate to the campaign to restore Gus Wortham Park Golf Course, please click the link below.
In addition to online donations and checks, we accept Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) gifts of stocks and IRA contributions. If you are age 70½ or older and make a contribution directly from your traditional IRA to a qualified charity like Houston Municipal Golf Association, you can donate up to $100,000 without it being considered a taxable distribution.
Make a tax deductible charitable donation or planned gift, please contact Claire Bey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-459-8712. Your receipt will be sent to the email or mailing address you provide.
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 email@example.com.
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 (1924-2018)
The Honorable James A. Baker III
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. (1920-2016)
Robert C. McNair(1937-2018)
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