Moody Gardens Golf Course

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4.7
322
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
98.5%
Recommend this course
315 out of 322 reviews
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Average Rating
4.8
32
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 32 reviews
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4.7
71
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
71 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6816
Slope 127
Rating 72.6
Type Public
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Moody Gardens Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Moody Gardens Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Orange M: 73.3/133 512 428 368 140 570 232 584 413 162 3409 389 524 346 192 575 341 426 142 472 3407 6816
Black M: 71.4/127 493 409 329 120 557 216 560 386 145 3215 375 490 317 173 545 321 401 122 421 3165 6380
Gold M: 69.3/123 425 397 312 105 537 175 528 352 126 2957 355 473 302 166 527 308 378 107 399 3015 5972
Green M: 67.4/113 W: 72.2/127 410 369 272 91 515 155 510 317 93 2732 332 428 282 119 513 291 353 98 381 2797 5529
Maroon M: 63.1/104 W: 66.6/110 353 330 193 89 390 77 465 284 63 2244 270 356 232 76 442 240 312 65 312 2305 4549
Handicap 7 3 13 17 5 11 1 9 15 10 6 14 12 2 16 8 18 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 3 11 17 5 13 1 9 15 10 6 14 18 2 12 8 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Paspalum
Greens Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Jacobsen (2008) Jim Hardy (2008) Carlton Gipson (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted All credit cards accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire

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Reviews

4.7
322

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Watching the Game 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
A Weekend Splurge 28
Locals 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
Near Local Attractions 21
Convenient to the City 16

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

No Slice No Hook

Keep it in fairway play. Lotsa water, marsh, sand, and that’s not counting the wind. Not for hacker or you will be over 100. Still enjoyed being out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

PRETTY NICE

It was pretty nice but I thought it would be better.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Hidden Value Gem

Have been golfing in Houston 15 years and have never and it down to moody gardens to play. Had a friend in town and weather was supposed to be better down south. Went in expecting a nice muni and was surprised with a super fun course. I would call it more a resort style course with some very wide fairways in certain areas. I don't think you can play another course with as much water/bay views for a better value. Would highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 11/12/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars, Craig! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your first experience with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Join us for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round!

Great game the only problem was the mosquitoes. They were horrible but to be expected after rain they had in Galveston. Otherwise our round was great!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 11/04/2018:
Thanks for the 5-star review and sharing your feedback with us! We do apologize for any inconvenience regarding the mosquitoes, but truly appreciate your understanding given the recent rain we've had in the area. We hope to have you back at Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Perfect

A little wet and windy. The course is in perfect conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 10/16/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars! We appreciate your comments and can't wait to have you back at Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Nice

I travel to Galveston each year for time on this course. It's always in great shape, the staff very helpful and great pace of play. The fairways are very well maintained, tee boxes are great and the greens are always in good shape. My hats off to the staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 09/05/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback and 5-stars! We truly appreciate your dedication to playing our course each year and can't wait to welcome you back to Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

People need to learn to fix ballmarks!

In addition to losing lots of palms to the winter freeze, the greens at this place are pock-marked as apparently no one knows how to fix a ball mark.....! The staff ought to handle out ballmark tools and instruct players on how to use them!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 4-stars. We truly value your feedback as it has been shared with our appropriate staff, and we apologize if the ball marks affected your recent round with us. We hope you were still able to enjoy your round and that we can welcome you back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for an even better round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Moody Gardens

Excellent layout with well maintained course on the Gulf Coast. Friendly and helpful staff made the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-star review! On behalf of our staff at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we're glad to hear your first round with us was a success. Come back for another one soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Really enjoy playing Moody Gardens course. Pace of play was really slow yesterday because of an old Guys mini tournament. I can say that because I’m an old Guy. Nevertheless, it’s always a pleasure playing on Galveston’s beautiful nice public course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
Larry, thank you for the 4-star review and kind feedback. We truly value your dedication to playing at Moody Gardens Golf Course and hope you had a great round with us recently. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best round in a loooonnnnggggg time!

First time in many years that I broke 40 on each 9. Could not have done it without the superb course conditions. Thanks Moody Garden Golf Staff and most importantly the best Superintendent in the county!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review and kind feedback. We truly value your dedication to playing at Moody Gardens Golf Course and are glad to hear you had a great round with us recently! Come back soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Moody Gardens

Absolutely must play this course. Always in nothing less than great shape. Nice layout. It can be challenging. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback, recommendation, and 5-star review! On behalf of our staff at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we're glad to hear your recent round with us was a success. Come back for another one soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout,scenery and conditions. Lots of water and wildlife . Outstanding for a municipal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for your great feedback and 5-stars! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your first round with us and we truly appreciate your comments. Follow us on social to see your review shared on our Facebook page! Be sure to come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best greens in houston

Paspalum greens were unique and awesome. Fairways and rough were nice and well maintained. Tough course, but great condition for July (or anytime).

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 08/16/2018:
We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding our earlier response as we did not see your staff rating, and are very sorry to hear you had a poor experience with our staff. Your additional feedback has been passed along appropriately for any future improvements, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a much-improved experience soon.
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Commented On 07/26/2018

Golf course comment fauls to recognize the POOR staff rating and assumes enjoyment of the round. Because the staff was rude, unhelpful and oblivious to customer relations, the round was less than enjoyable. The course is nice, but it takes more than that to enjoy a round. Also BRING BUG SPRAY. MOSQUITOES ARE PROBLEM. But nice turf

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/16/2018:
We truly appreciate the 5-stars and kind feedback! We hope you enjoyed the day with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Best City Course in Texas!

This is a very well maintained & groomed course! Lots of water, but laid out extremely well. Love # 18!!

If you're in Galveston GO HERE!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/13/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback! Come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another round soon. Thank you for choosing our course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/13/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and sharing your feedback with us! We hope to welcome you back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another great round soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/16/2018:
We truly appreciate the 5-stars! We hope you enjoyed the day with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-stars, Dan! Come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another great round soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Unique and very fun.

Fun course with a very diverse collection of holes. The conditions were superb and so was the service and pace of play. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-stars and kind feedback! Come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another great round soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens and fairways were in great shape. One of the best public courses in the region

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MGGolfCourse on 06/28/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars! Check us out on Facebook to see your review shared on our page. We can't wait to welcome you back to Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon.

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