Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.6730823529 4.7 stars from 5 (243)
  • 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: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 243 Reviews
5 stars:
160
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

236 out of 243 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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"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


"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.

"Super Public Track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing conditions. This golf course is better than any private course in Galveston County.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 10/03/2017:

Awesome! Thank you, Dan. Come back and see us again soon.

"Excellent Condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens could be faster. Very nice and beautiful golf course indeed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for your kind words and feedback regarding the greens. We hope to see you out here again soon.

"Beautiful course"


uVOQZ8187VO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and has several holes that are scenic to take a photo.


Pace of Play: Good

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 09/25/2017:

Awesome! Thank you for your review. We hope you posted a couple of the photos online. Come see us again soon.

"Nice Round of 18 on a Sunny Day"


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 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are plenty of obstacles to overcome here, but try not to think about all the water, scrub, sand traps, and wind you need to deal with. Oh yes -one more thing: Competition for food is feirce with grackles, so look out!!! There are very few weeds out here, just nice green grass everywhere. I like that!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 09/20/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave this 4-star review, Dave. We hope you'll join us for another round soon.

"Best greens in Houston"


Stephen6450273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best rolling greens in Houston. Putts roll great and the course is in great shape. This course plays pretty long and the winds is fun and challenging.


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 08/21/2017:

Thank you for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course, Stephen. We appreciate you considering our greens to be some of the best in Houston. We hope you'll join us for another round soon. Book online for our best rates!

"Great day , even better deal !"


Villy75's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thirsty Thursday grabbed a hot deal on golfnow.com for a 7:50 am tee time for $18 after tax and fees the total was $22 . The course from all the past rain was the best I've ever seen it and highly recommend this place to play for anyone who enjoys a quality course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 08/24/2017:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. See you again soon.

"Excellent Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Moody is always in perfect shape! Staff friendliness is a plus.


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 08/24/2017:

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in our golf course and customer service and we appreciate you taking notice. Book another round with us soon.


Emmanuel9079638's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 08/21/2017:

Thank you for choosing to play Moody Gardens Golf Course! Book another round with us soon.

"Great Course"


u761932401's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in great shape...best I've seen it. Staff was very friendly. Marshall came around a few times. Asked my opinion of course, pace of play, etc. Honestly seemed interested in my opinion. Great price online.


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 08/09/2017:

Thank you for your review and 5-star rating! We're glad to hear that you took notice and appreciated not only the course conditions but also our customer service. We hope you'll join us for another round soon and be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.

"MOSQUITOES!!!!!!!! AAAAGGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!"


msmithcsrs's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Ask about the mosquitoes before booking. I never experienced them like this at this course before or ANYWHERE for that matter. We showed up only to find out when we were asked in the pro shop whether we had bug spray at which time he told us he had tried to play the day before but quit after 4 holes because the mosquitoes were so bad. We thought if the winds were strong enough, the mosquitoes wouldn't be able to fly in it. Unfortunately, the wind never got much over 10 mph, so it didn't help much. At times, we swarmed by way more than 50 at a time. Bug spray helped some. If you can play when the mosquitoes are gone or under control, the course conditions were excellent. The greens could use cutting a little shorter or rolled to make them a little faster, but they rolled true and were spotless of imperfections. The fairways also were lush, full and nearly as flawless as the greens. The course layout is challenging, but enjoyable, and with 5 sets of tees, you can choose a challenge suitable to your game. The forward tees are especially helpful for short hitters. Its nice to see a course which actually has forward tees FORWARD. I highly recommend the course in the mosquito "off season." BTW it frequently is windy on this course which makes it much more challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 07/06/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the course conditions, layout, and tee options. We apologize if the mosquitos took away from enjoying your round to its fullest but we hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

"Holes in greens"


Dbfritzi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Apparently they have aerated this course recently and the sand at the greens washed out.The ball looks like it's going down the plinko game on the price is right. There is no way you were going to get a true reading or roll on the greens. The locals told us that it takes five weeks for the holes to heal in the green at this course.. Also the sand traps are lacking sand very pan hard. The greenskeeper needs to do a better job, more sand on the greens so they can heal quicker would be nice. This course is a mile from the beach why not get some sand and fill in the bunkers?

This could be a great course if they would just put in some time and effort.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 06/22/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We understand and we apologize that the greens are taking a little longer to recover from the recent aeration but we hope you'll give us another chance in the near future.

"Great Course"


Gdozier77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time that my golf buddies and I had played this course and the turf was outstanding. Not sure what type of grass they have, but it is some of the best I've played on thus far. The only downside was that the green had been aerated which was an issue for putting and getting your ball to check. But other than that, I will return to the place this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 06/12/2017:

Thank you for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course! We're glad that you finally made it out here. We wish your first impression wasn't with recovering aerated greens but it sounds like you had a great time anyways. Come join us again soon once our greens are fully healed.

"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easily the best conditioned fairways in the Galveston/Houston......keep it in the fairway and be rewarded with a perfect lie ever time

Greens had been airated but still rolled well

The wind makes it tough, be ready!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 06/06/2017:

Thank you for your review. Our staff works very hard to keep our course conditions top notch and we are very appreciative that it does not go unnoticed. Hope to see you again soon!

"Great course"


u594424915's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the morning after a big rain storm. The fairways were in great shape and so were the greens. There were only a couple of bunkers that needed attention. We played at our own pace with only one group coming behind us on one hole. Overall it was a great experience and I'll definitely be back. Probably my new weekend course if I can get a good deal through golf now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 06/01/2017:

Thank you very much for your kind words and 5-star rating! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. Hope to see you out here every weekend!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 06/22/2017:

Thank you for your review! Come see us again soon.


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