Gus Wortham Park Golf Course is Texas’ oldest 18-hole municipal golf course, and the oldest 18-hole golf course west of the Mississippi. Gus Wortham is an historic site and is rich in history. The golf course dates back to 1908 when Tom MacNamara and Willie Maguire were the first resident professionals at the then Houston Golf Club. Many of Houston’s elite have played at Gus Wortham and lived in its nearby neighborhoods. Throughout history, many famous golfers and tournaments have played and been played at Gus Wortham.

By signing this petition you will show the city the importance and value of this historical site and green space to the community and the City of Houston. This petition will be presented to the Houston City Council to make the City once again aware of the importance of this Historical site, and the need for an historical designation and conservancy. We need many signatures to stop this encroachment onto Houston’s diverse history.

Thank you for your support.

Wortham Park Friends

Updated 2014.04.12