Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.5879000000 4.6 stars from 5 (199)
  • 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

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

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 199 Reviews
5 stars:
127
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

192 out of 199 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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u361811912's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 03/22/2017:

Thank you for your 5 stars. See you out here again soon!

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Moody Gardens was a great course with a great price. Played it for the first time on the 10th of Mar. the weather was a little foggy but nice and cool. The greens were in great condition. Plenty of water all over the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course can test you!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite large landing areas, the wind off the ocean really challenges your ball flight along with the traps strategically placed. The greens were in good shape, reasonably fast for a resort course and consistent. I'd come back next time I'm in town.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u623822557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great. For being number 46 on top course in the US it's a great deal. Don't think you'll be able to find anything better for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/17/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star review! We really do appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words after an enjoyable round of golf at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

"Best course in a long time!"


Davencarol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The experience was absolutely wonderful. The course was in excellent condition, the weather was perfect, the pace of play was good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants a top shelf experience without the cost!


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 03/16/2017:

Awesome! We couldn't be more thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your overall experience. Come join us again soon!


u000004496286's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape no doubt helped by the mild winter and the day was aided by lighter than normal winds and great weather on the day we played. We will be back soon.


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


"Feb golf"


u042382139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Friday and didn't catch another group until hole 18. Great course conditions and challenging layout. Nice practice facilities as well.


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


"Gorgeous Course"


u475652352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From Houston to Galveston, this is the best course hands down. Very difficult and challenging course and equally beautiful


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



ralouis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 02/24/2017:

We hope you have a 5-star experience next time!


Matt1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The wind made it extremely difficult. Otherwise it was a very nice course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ralouis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lot of water hazards but otherwise not very challenging. Friendly staff. Play was very slow due to scramble that was not listed on the course calendar. Would not have played if known it would be backed up. Value for money just ok.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 02/15/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize if you were not made aware of the large group going out ahead of you. Hopefully, you'll join us for another round soon.

"Very fast greens"


u000008204787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course a bit windy the day we played and the greens were very fast. Overall we had a great time. Staff very friendly.


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


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always the course was in great shape, even in the middle of "winter". The greens were rolling fast and true. Love the layout, it has several risk/reward opportunities along with some tough solid holes. Staff was great as always, pace of play was good as well. We finished in under 4 hours, even with 5 foursomes teeing off before us.


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 02/07/2017:

Thank you for your great 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and kind words. We look forward to your next visit!

"Fun and challenging"


gary6550's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Super friendly Pro Shop staff. The practice area and driving range was in great condition. The course layout was interesting to play and made me think about quite a few of the shots before I hit them. The backside is a little tighter than the front and you may need to bring a few extra golf balls. I look forward to playing the course again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/26/2017:

Excellent! Thank you for your great 5-star review! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"Outstanding greens and fairways"


joldham1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were about as perfect as they could be. Brings lots of balls, water along every fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/23/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! We appreciate your kind words and hopefully you didn't lose too many golf balls.

"Great Hot Deal"


zaghead66's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course. It had some interesting holes. Generous fairways. Only the worst shots were in danger of going into the plentiful water. The traps were in excellent shape. A few holes played a little long for me with average drives of about 215. I had to lay up to hazard with 2nd shot on a few par 4 holes, or had a long carry. Played alone in 3 1/2 hrs and hit lots of practice shots. Only let 1 group through


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/26/2017:

Thanks for the 4 stars! We appreciate your kind words and hopefully you didn't lose too many golf balls. Come join us for another round soon!

"This course is worth the trip"


u000004977971's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Came from Conroe to play this course and it was worth the trip. Moody Gardens will make you use every club in your bag. Wind can be a big factor so you need to use your imagination with many shots. Paspalum grass is different than most of the grass we play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 01/23/2017:

Thank you for your kind words about our golf course. We're glad to hear that it was worth the trip and hopefully next time it won't be as windy for you.

"Good value for well kept up course"


u037682899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is challenging, especially the back 9. It was kept in great condition. Fairways were like carpet and greens rolled true.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/03/2017:

Excellent! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you out here again soon!

"Great time"


mistokes99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't blame the course on the unusually high winds conditions, and will be back to play again soon. Great layout overall...to be picky, I'm not a fan of holes that double back on each other, and that is my only criticism. Excellent condition. I was expecting greens to be faster based on reviews - they're immaculate and run true, but certainly not what I would consider fast at all. I'm thinking the wind conditions kept people away, but we pretty much had the course to ourselves - never waited on anyone and was never pushed. Definitely worth the time if a moderate green fee can be found. We paid $40 ea.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Tee Times on 12/05/2016:

So glad you loved the conditions! Thanks for making the drive out!

"Excellent Condition"


u000006680222's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was the second time in 3 weeks that I've played here and the course is in amazing condition. The fairways are well kept, not to soft or hard, and with no patches. The greens are impeccable and as green as can be. I absolutely recommend this course.


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 Tee Times on 12/01/2016:

Happy to hear you loved the conditions! Thanks for the recommendation!


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