|Website||Houston Country Club|
|Designed by||Tom McNamara - 1908
Robert T. Jones - 1956
6,996 yd (6,397 m)Longest hole is #5 - 597 yd (546 m)
The club first opened in 1908. Originally it occupied an 18-hole course southeast of downtown Houston. The country club moved to its current Tanglewood location in 1957. The former Houston Country Club was renamed the Houston Executive Club.
The City of Houston purchased the Houston Executive Club in 1972 and renamed it the Gus Wortham Golf Course. Claudia Feldman of the Houston Chronicle said that in the 1960s Tanglewood residents mainly went to Houston Country Club exclusively, and that this was an example of the community's "clubby atmosphere".
George H. W. Bush, a Tanglewood resident, often played golf and tennis at the club. In the early 1960s Bush first met James A. Baker and Robert Mosbacher while playing tennis at the Houston Country Club. In the 1970s Bush and Baker's friendship progressed as they played tennis doubles. Bush and Baker were the winners of the club's tennis doubles championships.
Around 1993 the Houston Country Club and some other area country clubs began claiming a new tax break. As of 2010, the Houston Country Club has a waiting list of people who wish to enter the club.
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