Top: The Gus Wortham Park Golf Course where the Villa de Matel Bell Tower can be seen, Bottom, Photo 1: (L-R) Sisters Ricca Dimalibot, Joyce Susan Njeri Mbataru, Kevina Keating, Rachel O’Keeffe, and Rose Nyambura Githuka. Photo 2 (L-R): Councilmember Robert Gallegos speaks at the microphone behind Sisters Kevina Keating, Rose Nyambura Githuka, Ricca Dimalibot, and Joyce Susan Njeri Mbataru.
Undeterred by the previous weeks’ postponement of the Gus Wortham Park Golf Course Open House due to inclement weather, Sisters Kevina, Joyce, Rose Nyambura, Rachel and Ricca marched back to the golf course on Saturday, October 6, to what turned out to be an enjoyable day weatherwise. The group enjoyed breakfast sandwiches and burritos while listening to a live band.
District One Councilmember Robert Gallegos explained what is complete and what they want to finish in the next year. The 109-year-old, 150-acre golf course finished phase one of it’s $14 million restorations by the Houston Golf Association (HGA).
Phase two will begin in earnest which will include a clubhouse with reception hall. The public sidewalks along Lawndale and Wayside streets will be 8-feet wide and will connect to the Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail.
The Mason Park Bridge Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting included:
• Free 5K Fun Run/Walk
• Picnic in the Park with live music
• Soccer clinic led by the Houston Dynamo; and
• Other fun activities for the whole family
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course was originally built in 1908 as the Houston Country Club. It is the oldest 18-hole golf course in Texas. The golf course is now officially open.