Moody Gardens Golf Course

4.6971588235 4.7 stars from 5 (309)
  • 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: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 309 Reviews
5 stars:
208
4 stars:
91
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

302 out of 309 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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uNXLI5334NX's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Best City Course in Texas!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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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!


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


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!


chrisshelby92's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.<br/>


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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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 #MGGolfCourse on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 5-stars, Dan! Come back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another great round soon.

"Unique and very fun."


JDNJTX's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Windy weather

Reviewed on

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


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 #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.<br/>


bucksm's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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.

"Challenging but Great Golf Course"


Bloozdood's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Four of us played using a discounted price found on this site. I hadn’t played this course since it was the old Galveston Municipal Golf Course many eons ago. Man, what a difference. The fairways and greens were almost immaculate – a true “resort type” of quality. Very challenging, especially with all the water and the prevailing winds. I would definitely play this course again at the discounted price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 5-stars and kind feedback! We appreciate your comments and hope you can make it back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another great round soon.

"Dag Nabit!"


tgrose's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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I will continue to play this course until I beat it! It always get the best of me. Great track and excellent conditions!


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 #MGGolfCourse on 06/27/2018:

That's the spirit! Thank you for the great feedback and 5-stars. On behalf of us at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we truly appreciate your comments and look forward to having you back for another round soon.

"Moody Gardens, Galveston Texas"


Robert3813287's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With out a doubt, Moody Gardens was one of the most well maintained courses I have ever played. Watch out of Hole 18!!!!!!


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 06/27/2018:

Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars, Robert! We truly appreciate your comments regarding our course. Play another round at Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon!

"Best kept secret"


Sfno12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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One of the best conditioned courses in the Houston area BAR NONE... Played the course 30 days apart and was blown away both times. Tees, Fairways and Greens were top notch condition...


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 #MGGolfCourse on 06/22/2018:

Thank you for the kind feedback and 5-stars! We truly value your comments and are glad to hear you had a great round with us recently at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see your review shared on our page!

"Challenging but playable"


mdfast1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and will definitely be back. The course is challenging but playable with lots of hazards that are avoidable. The greens are a little bumpy-It looks like they were recently seeded but they were beautiful. The pace was perfect, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was well worth the hour drive down the Blue Water Highway and am looking forward to playing here again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #MGGolfCourse on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 5-stars. On behalf of our staff at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your first round with us and look forward to having you back again soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #MGGolfCourse on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you enjoyed your day with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course and look forward to having you back for another great round soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

just happened to be there right after the greens were punched. With that said they were still better then most in the area.


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 #MGGolfCourse on 07/03/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We appreciate your understanding regarding aerification on the day of your round, but we hope you still enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to having you back at Moody Gardens Golf Course again soon!


u3366615's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #MGGolfCourse on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you had a great day with us and can make it back to Moody Gardens Golf Course for another round soon.<br/>

"Unique Texas Treasure"


Wodiland18's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

A very unique course for Texas. Palm trees and water on almost every hole. Challenging but not too tough for higher handicappers. The greens had been recently aerated and were a little sandy but still rolled very well. A great getaway while visiting the Texas coast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #MGGolfCourse on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for the kind feedback and 5-star review! On behalf of us at Moody Gardens Golf Course, we truly value your comments and are glad to hear you enjoyed your first round with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and see your review shared on our page!

"sanding the greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

back 9 had the greens sanded and watered (made mud) could not putt so quite. No notice of sanding was present but should be ok in a few days


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect conditions!"


tgrose's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was much easier today because the wind was down and temps were perfect. Greens were a tad bit slower in the afternoon. I am sure they were quicker in the morning rounds but they still rolled true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 05/30/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback, as well as the 5-stars! We're glad to hear you had a great round with us and we can't wait to welcome you back to Moody Gardens Golf Course 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 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
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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 05/22/2018:

Thank you for the 5-stars! We hope you had a great day with us at Moody Gardens Golf Course, and we look forward to having you back again soon.


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