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4.6
641 Reviews (641)
5 Stars
434
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
96.8%
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624 out of 641 reviews
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
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67 out of 70 reviews
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4.5
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.5%
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138 out of 143 reviews
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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

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4.6
641 Reviews (641)

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 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!

The course was in excellent shape as usual. Had a wonderfully time playing as the weather was pretty nice. It was kinda of windy which makes Moody that much more challenging!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Moody Gardens Golf Club

This course is great. The fairways are immaculate as are the greens. I have nothing negative to say about this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/08/2021

Hi, fspain. 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 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoy this public track

You can count in this place being in very good shape (fairways and greens). Bunkers need work. Would be great to see mid-week deals for residents!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/08/2021

Hello, MrBogey55. 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 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can We Rake A Trap Please?

Greens & turf were great but there wasn't a raked trap in the place. This course is too pricey for traps that look like the Galveston beach. C'mon, you can do better than that!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/08/2021

Hello u9718767, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 4 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Water water everywhere!

This was my first time at MGGC. Because we were running late, I didn't get to check out the clubhouse etc. It appeared to be an older building left over from the former Galveston Muny. It's elevated such that the main floor is on the 2nd floor. I could see that the bar on one end of the building was surrounded by windows and had the usual sports on TVs. So that's a plus.

Two marshals were hanging around the driving range and handling starter duties. They were super friendly ... some good ol' boys. We enjoyed chatting with them for a bit before they sent us off as a 2-some. I was fully in favor of that. I'm not a big fan of playing with strangers. That, and there was a good chance I'd have a poor scoring round; I did. We saw one of the marshals on the course later on but he was likely handling something rather than checking on players. He did have his radio volume up which (luckily) went off just *after* my partner's tee shot. He might want to turn the radio down or use an earpiece while out on the course.

Water, water, water ... it's everywhere on this course. Take a look at satellite imagery and/or your golf app in order to figure out your safe shots. And you can't hit near the water because that area is often marshy. Oh, and it'll be full of huge, hungry mosquitos. So when you find a Titleist Velocity with a blue dot bottom right of the logo ... that's mine. I left them all over that course! :)

Trees ... what trees? There are a lot of palm trees on the course and it looks like the freeze we had last winter killed half of them. Too bad. Past that, this course won't have any trees for you to worry about. You're either in grass (short/rough) or you're in the water. Well, you could end up in the bunkers; I did more than once. I can't really speak to their general condition because they'd been flooded +/- by the recent rains. Some had puddles and some were just soaked and hardening on top. I imagine the course would have to wait another day or so before they could turn them over and/or fluff them up ... if that's something they actively do. The course is flat -- no elevation changes whatsoever. As for the grounds, I didn't notice any real problems. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were all in really nice shape. The greens were fast though. I don't know if that's normal or if they'd been cut (shorter) recently. But a putt that should've rolled 10ft was going about 14ft.

As for our particular day of play, it was WET. We'd had a day or two of overnight rain so the course was a little sloshy in spots. It seemed to drain fairly well though. Of course, the cart paths had numerous spots where it remained covered in big puddles. It's not a big deal, but is something that could possibly be added to the maintenance to-do list for a (... wait for it ...) rainy day. Speaking of the cart paths, I really wish every single course would use the red-white-blue-yellow paint striping. They do have the various/multiple distance markers on sprinkler heads ... so that's good. But I'm a fan of 'path paint' as it's so helpful to so many. During this COVID time, this is a rare course (that I've seen) that actually has coolers of water available. With COVID still messing with various things in our respective lives, most courses have not yet gone back to putting out water.

With the airport next door, we were treated to a loud single engine plane that was doing touch-n-go's with a quick vertical accent upon takeoff. It was fun to watch. Speaking of noise, I wasn't used to playing on a course that has streets bordering the course such that you get a somewhat steady stream of cars driving in/out of the course as well as the neighborhood next door. I did not care for that ... mostly because I'm just not used to it.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/08/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good, Bad, Ugly

The Good: I am a long time patron of the course. I love playing it. It is always in excellent condition.
The Bad: since the new manager the prices have shot up to the point where friends coming from out of town do you not want to pay that much to play the course.
The Ugly: The new manager can use some training in dealing with his customers in a more professional manner. However the rest of the staff very pleasant and kind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good public track

This course is generally in very good shape. The recent hurricane loused up the bunkers and many palms were killed by the winter freeze. Greens and fairways were pretty good!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2021

Hello, MrBogey55. 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hi, u988871855. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
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
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Kenny9! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love this track

Fun layout and always in great shape. Paspalum grass was awesome! Good change of pace from the usual Bermuda.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!

No issues. Was not really crowded, pace of play was great. A single joined our threesome on the 3rd hole and that created the perfect pace to keep us from another foursome that were just ahead of us. The Marshal / starter was very nice and told us there wasn’t anyone teeing off for a while to just take our time. Course was in magnificent shape as usual with sand trap work going on, so the traps weren’t great but that is to be expected from time to time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/03/2021

Hi, GoGolf719. 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 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tee to Green is the pristine

Very challenging and fun course! Great fairways and greens

Would like more direction on tee boxes and they are working on bunkers!

I believe this will be even better next year!

Great staff and facilities

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000007007940. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Moody Gardens Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

This course was in great condition. We were impressed by the greens. Our round was on a Tuesday afternoon with open holes in front of our group and no one behind us. Could not ask for a better experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, mdunn12. 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Course in Galveston

One of the nicest, cleanest courses I’ve played on. Staff is friendly and food is top tier at pelican grill ! I’ll be back moody ! Thanks for the awesome round !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/29/2021

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

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