Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.5869000000 4.6 stars from 5 (213)
  • 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 213 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

206 out of 213 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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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect and the course was in great shape. Fairways were the best that I have played in Houston. Greens were in very good shape although they were a little slower than I was used to. We also had a great lunch and shared a few beers before and after the round. Good selection of draft beers,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u3519940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a very nice course. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were in great shape. The layout is pretty good, but the last few holes weren't my favorite. The bunkers definitely need more daily attention. I played on a Sunday and it looked like they had not been dragged in a day or two. I'm not sure the normal rates, but if you find a hot deal on this course, take it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007687445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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From the tee box to the greens the course was in great shape. The sand was fine and very well placed (I found enough of it!) the only problem I had was the pace of play. The cart girl would go to the middle of the fairway to ask the 4 some ahead of me to ask if they needed anything. Overall it was a great game. I shot 98 and lost a couple balls since I wasn't familiar with the course but will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Be back soon"


Bull19's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Saturday and pace of play was average. Had a pair two groups ahead that seemed to have no idea of time. The foursome in front of us were waiting on the two in front of them....

Besides that course was fantastic. Greens rolled very true and were in excellent shape. The wind was brutal. Blowing 20 mph the whole day. Front nine was a tad easier than the back mainly because of the wind. Several blind shots and bunkers are in strategic places. Fairly wide fairways, however with the wind and bunkers the course plays more narrow than it appears.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great"


Mason3145598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course! Practice areas were super nice and greens roll true


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


"More than worth it"


u000004517145's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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More than worth it especially with the discount from GolfNow. Very challenging, fun, scenic, golf course. I highly recommend it and I play all over


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


"Fun course"


u532697017's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Moody Gardens is a fun course to play. I imagine it must be windy most days due to the location near the Gulf. It was windy which makes it somewhat challenging due to the amount of water on the course. The greens were average speed and in good condition. I really enjoyed seeing a variety of birds and the scenery is very nice. Fairways were also in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Calvin"


u8615269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course well kept fairways and greens. Staff in the pro shop were friendly and very helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff"


u000005046077's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

After reading some bad reviews I decided to play anyway, glad I did , staff was very friendly and helpful.. Course was in excellent condition, I would definitely recommend this course.


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


"Wonderful Golf Experience"


u620129116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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Although we golfed on an extremely windy day, it did not detract from our experience. The greens were wonderful, the driving was challenging, and there was plenty of exotic foliage and wildlife to see. You cannot beat this unique golf course.


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


"Very Nice"


u531508817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My Son and I enjoyed a very fun round of golf on this course. The place is in excellent shape, very nice greens and fairways. It is a very good test of accuracy with a lot of ways to get into trouble if you hit a shot off the fairway.

Greens rolled perfectly!!

Just wish they'd had a drink cart or more water coolers!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was good but expensive"


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Age:  45-54

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

So I want to be fair here, I would say the course is challenging as in take a LOT of balls since there is water everywhere. Also I will say we went in a slow month and were charged a premium since we are not living in the county even though we played twilight. It was not killer expensive (~50 per head in CDN dollars) but Me and my sons might have played here everyday if the rates were lower. ultimately I would likely play again here since there are not many options in Galveston but I do think that we saw similar courses for less in Houston on this trip without all the ball grabbing water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u361811912's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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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"


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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!"


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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


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 03/28/2017:

Excellent! Thank you for taking the time to review our course and give us a 4-star rating. Next time you're in the Galveston area we hope to see you out here!

"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
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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



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