Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.6852352941 4.7 stars from 5 (268)
  • 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: 4.2 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 268 Reviews
5 stars:
177
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

261 out of 268 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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"Great Day gofing"


Larrytbolton's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Weather was great, course was in good shape and We had a great time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-stars and taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you had a great round with us at Moody Gardens, and look forward to having you back for another one soon.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 02/07/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 4-stars! We hope you enjoyed your round with us. Book another one at Moody Gardens soon!

"Awesome course"


Kimeuj1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
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Excellent course layout. Very friendly staff. Marvelous views of the gulf coast. Must play if in Houston for a visit.


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 01/29/2018:

On behalf of our staff at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we thank you for the 5-star review and truly value your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the layout and course views, and we hope you had a great round. Come back soon!

"Moody Gardens Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
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This was my third time to play the course and it was great as always. The weather had been horrible the week before including flooding and freezing weather with ice. However the course was in amazing shape considering. Bunkers were awesome as were the greens. I stayed at the Moody gardens hotel and ate at the restaurant downstairs. Both were amazing. Five stars across the board. Staff was also incredible.


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 01/25/2018:

Thank you for the review and 5-stars! We're so glad you had an overall great experience with us, and we value your feedback as we always strive to provide you with a valuable golf experience. We look forward to having you back at Moody Gardens again soon!


u518744804's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
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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


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/17/2018:

Thank you for the 5-stars! We're glad to see you had a great recent experience with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course and we value your feedback. Come back soon!

"Great course"


deadeye66's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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The day I played it was chilly and windy. I had a terrible day hitting my driver but the course was in great shape. The greens were green and putted well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/17/2018:

Thanks for the 4 stars even though it sounds like it was a rough day out on the course. We hope the weather and your driver are much more cooperative next time you play out here at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

"A must do in Galveston"


u609190979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Reviewed on

One of the best public golf courses in southeast Texas. A lot of water, moderately fast greens (mostly due to wet conditions), nice challenging #18.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 01/04/2018:

Thank you for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course! We are thrilled to hear that you consider us to be one of the best public courses in Southeast Texas! Come back again soon.

"Great course"


Arne2804247's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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A cool and windy day, but an interesting experience. The wind made the course quite challenging, the greens were good as well as the layout. I look forward to another opportunity to visit!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 12/21/2017:

Thanks for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course! Nothing tests your golf game more than the wind but we're glad you enjoyed it. Come back again soon!


u00000640376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
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Reviewed on


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


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 12/14/2017:

Thank you! Come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon.


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


Response from Moody Gardens Golf Course on 12/11/2017:

Thanks for the 4 stars! Book another tee time with us soon.

"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
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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
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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
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
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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
Top 1000 Contributor
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
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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.


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