Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.6843000000 4.7 stars from 5 (258)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6816 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 1700 Sydnor Lane, Galveston, Texas 77554, Galveston County
  • (409) 683-4653
  • (409) 683-4728
  • www.moodygardensgolf.com
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Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Peter Jacobsen (2008), Jim Hardy (2008), Carlton Gipson (1989)
Type: Public
Greens: Paspalum
Fairways: Paspalum
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire
Credit cards accepted: All credit cards accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Orange 72 6816 yards 72.6 127
Black 72 6380 yards 69.7 122
Gold 72 5972 yards 67.4 119
Green 72 5529 yards 65.1 109
Maroon (W) 72 4549 yards 66.2 104

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 258 Reviews
5 stars:
172
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

251 out of 258 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole scenic views  

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senseiromeo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


ks1zm1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early start times lead to quick rounds. Course is in great shape. Greens roll true. Good customer service at check in. Really nice practice area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/30/2017:

Sounds like a perfect day! Thanks for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course and thank you for the 5 stars. Come back again soon.

"Great Course!"


u3094966's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My wife and I are from Oklahoma we have been traveling the cost from Florida to here and I must say this is one of the best maintained courses I have played on . The staff are great and the other golfers are awesome. If i lived here this would be my course.we will be back for sure!! Thanks Moody gardens for the great day of golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/30/2017:

Awesome! We are so glad that you and your wife decided to play Moody Gardens Golf Course. Your kind words are much appreciated and next time you're in the area be sure to stop by for another round!


u361101050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/30/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars!

"Wonderful Course!"


Gregoryst's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I teed off at 7:10am with the temperature being 55 degrees and no wind. WOW! Perfect weather! The course is challenging but very fair. Course knowledge is helpful on several holes but it is worth the cost and your time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/30/2017:

Thank you for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course! Sounds like perfect golfing weather to me. Not many days you can play out here without wind. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.

"Awesome time!"


u1069442's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been to a lot of courses. They keep course in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course in great condition"


edward3754815's avatar
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Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course even with the constant wind! The course was in great condition as usual. Greens are so nice they remind me of Astro turf. I'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/30/2017:

Thank you, Edward! Our maintenance crew does a great job of keeping Moody Gardens Golf Course in amazing condition and we appreciate you noticing. Come back again soon!


bucksm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/17/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! Come see us again soon.

"Outstanding greens!"


u3441197's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent greens and fairways! Enjoyed the course and would recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/14/2017:

Thank you for your review and for recommending our golf course to others. Come back again soon!

"Island Golf is Good"


superdave3's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course wins I lose on this day due to poor drives. Tee boxes, greens, and fairways are in above average condition in comparison to the other public courses in the area. The greens are very receptive to accurate approach shots, but pretty slick, so be careful with that putter. Winds can play with your head too. This course is hard not to like.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/14/2017:

Thank you for your kind words and 4 stars, Dave! We're sorry to hear that the course got the best of you this time but give us another try soon.

"Amazing!"


u9065850's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course; a favorite in the Houston area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

Thank you! We're glad to hear that we are one of your favorite courses in the Houston area. Book another tee time with us soon.

"A lovley, windy day"


u000001329370's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was calling my name and I came a running. For a cold, windy Saturday it was a lovely sunny day to hit the links. Tee to green the course was in pristine shape. There are five tee boxes to choose from and that makes a difference when the winds are howling. It was a two club wind and I was able to use a club in the bag. The greens are true and clean and the bunkers are a many that protect the large greens. The fairways are well marked with yardage and wide enough to forgive that hook or slice. The front and back are very different as the back nine are almost on an island unto itself. On the back nine, four holes go south and four go north with the ninth and eighteenth greens protected by water in the front. A fun, windy course that will give you your monies worth.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for recommending our golf course to others. Sounds like you had a wonderful round even with the cold windy weather. Come back and see us again soon!

"Pure pleasure"


ccl1609's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition and the greens are like carpet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

We appreciate your kind words! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. Thanks again for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.


u000001018598's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Come back again soon.


bucksm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and green were in great shape. Definitely worth the drive to play the course especially in the fall


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course! We're glad to hear that it was worth the drive for you. Come back again soon.

"Golf"


tracker88's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed playing this course and will play it twice before we leave.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/18/2017:

Awesome! We look forward to seeing you guys out here again soon.

"Great conditions - great day."


markmatthews's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course was in fabulous condition. Greens were as good as I have ever seen them and they would be rated perfect by most anyone. Staff is friendly as always. Great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/17/2017:

Sounds like a perfect day, Mark! Thank you for sharing. Come back and see us again soon.

"One of the best in the area"


RyckyRych's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Granted, I haven't played a bunch of courses in the Houston area (yet) but of the ones I've played this course is at or near the top of the list. I was hoping the breeze would stay calm enough but I get the impression that rarely ever happens. While that made the course tougher to play it does help with the heat.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars. We hope to see you out here for another round soon.


Matthew2598884's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/05/2017:

Thank you, Matthew! Book another tee time with us soon.

"Great day at Moody"


bucksm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Likely the best in Houston area after Hurricane Harvey.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/05/2017:

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate you choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course and we hope to see you out here again soon.


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