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4.6
759 Reviews (759)
5 Stars
519
4 Stars
211
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
96.1%
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737 out of 759 reviews
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4.6
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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4.6
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
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3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6816 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.3
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Moody Gardens Golf Course
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Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt & no denim.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
759 Reviews (759)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Watching the Game 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 48
Bunkers 36
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
A Weekend Splurge 31
Locals 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
Near Local Attractions 25
Convenient to the City 19

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

No signs of freeze

Course looks green and awesome conditions. While fairways are brown everywhere else because of the recent freeze, you don’t see any signs of it here at Moody.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/26/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Greens and fairways are in immaculate shape

Challenging course that is in great condition. Back 9 has a lot of difficult tee shots that reward a good drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition, seaside feel, challenging holes

Played with the usual 15mph SE wind making the first 4 holes on the back nine challenging, greens are perfect, fairways are very good and bunkers are very playable. Pace of play was excellent and the usual variety of birds was present. Plenty of water and brush to lose a ball in and some tough forced carries into greens make solid contact a must or the wind will make you come up short. Just an excellent experience, a great course to walk as it is a flat layout. Staff is excellent. Great practice facility with chipping green and bunker.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/11/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Few times a year

Like the course
It’s 1:45 minutes drive
Wind can be brutal
Keeps the mosquitoes away
Bring your own spray
Love the course
Last hole is great or nightmare

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/26/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Conditions improvingh

Greens were in very good shape…..bunkers hardpacked…. Tee boxes need care. Still a good layout but not in as good shape as prior years……

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/26/2023

Hi, MrBogey55. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Let me preface this…….it was cart path only on a Friday. I had a1:30 T time, which I know was wishful thinking for me to finish. We were a two some. We mage the turn in 2 hours. We get to 10, there is a foursome a head of us. We first thought they just cut and started on 10. After talking to them they had a 12:45 T time. They were backing up the whole course. The marshal had them stop and let two groups go ahead of them. This put them ahead of us. We waited on 10 t box got 20 minutes.

What happened to skip a hole if your are not keeping up with pace of play.. Got thru 14 holes by 5, returned cart.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Hi, Sfraize. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Moody Gardens is a challenging course with the best greens south of Houston

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course, but Staff Could Use Some Training

The course was in decent shape considering there is constant wind and the mosquitoes were terrible but that is Galveston.

The staff is almost to the point of rude. I was waiting in line and there were 3 people behind the counter. One was helping a customer, who was for some reason, having issues, while the other two just talked to each other. I had waited awhile when someone came in that the two other people knew and they helped him immediately while I still stood there waiting. Finally about 10 minutes later, the person still helping someone asked them to help me. As someone who use to play this course regularly and have since I was 15 playing for a local school, this is not a good look. I am a BOI and go off the island now to play because of this type of treatment. There was nothing in any of the people working the counter that gave me the feeling they were at least minimally glad I was there to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great golf course; tooooo many mosquitos

It's absolutely a great golf course - staff was wonderful - however, I never seen sooooo many mosquitos in a single place like the Moody Gardens Golf Course. I probably killed 2 or 3 dozens mosquitos during the round, and got bitten by mosquitos couple of dozen times. Wow, what an interesting round of golf!

JD

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2022

Hello, zhiqbothelld. Thank you for visiting us at Moody Gardens Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course in great shape, but mosquitoes awful

Had a good time, course good, greens had been sanded recently so they were very stiff but played pretty well.

Worst part was mosquitoes were terribly bad. If you were in the rough, you had buzzing everywhere around you. Very distracting and made you want to hurry the shot to get away from them. Weren't AS bad in the fairways and greens, but still there. Bring bug spray.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/29/2022

Hello, dpickering6. Thank you for visiting us at Moody Gardens Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

I got a hot deal for around $47. The fairways are like carpet. The greens are gorgeous but a bit tough to read.
The wind is a factor, tho without it, the skeeters will reduce you to a skeleton.
This was a good value, with views, palm trees, manicured bunkers and diverse bird life.
Adjacent to the airport so that’s cool too, seeing touch and go’s and the occasional T-38 from NASA.
Good time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/29/2022

Thank you for your review, golfrfish. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Moody Gardens Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/29/2022

Hi, chanceimhoff. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun time at Moody

It's a fabulous golf course to play, doesn't matter what level you play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2022

u966144883, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2022

Hi, u314161063118. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

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