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4.6
702 Reviews (702)
5 Stars
478
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
96.1%
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682 out of 702 reviews
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4.6
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
45 out of 47 reviews
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4.6
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.0%
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95 out of 99 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

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
702 Reviews (702)

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

Best grass in the business

Had the best front 9 of my life "37"
3 par 5 and 3 par 3 on the front nine

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course Good Value

Pretty much your only option when visiting Galveston. I’ve played here many times over the years and I’m never disappointed. Play got a little slow on my last visit but the marshal came out and got the slow groups moving.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hi, u3444184. 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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hi, Whitney7810117. 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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 06/09/2022

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 8
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Mood at Moody

The course plays long the greens and fairways were in good condition. The wind is a factor so make the necessary adjustments. Overall, I am an improving golfer 2.5 years of playing. I am playing better and this is a course I will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello, jpollio. 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.

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

What a great day of golf.

All I can say is wow. The course was well kept and beautifully manicured. The facilities were top notch. The staff was friendly and helpful. Just came in for the weekend and decided to stop by and play a round. This was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend playing a round here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello, u457185547. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the course. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Moody Gardens Golf Course!

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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 06/02/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u967780886! 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
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
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161175436! 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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Reviews 97
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/03/2022

Hi, bucksm. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Moody Gardens Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 10
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 06/03/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, uGJZA3215GJ. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/03/2022

Hi, nadrumm. 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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great challenging layout but needs better attn to details

I play at Moody Gardens fairly frequently. The layout is very challenging with realistic tee boxes to suit a players skill. Water is in play on nearly every hole. OB is in play on several as well. I tell everyone “If you can play and score well here, you can play and score well anywhere.” The fairways are always in excellent condition with the exception of a few areas where grass has died due to salt water intrusion from drains or irrigation issues. Greens are fair to good. Unfortunately divots on some greens that are peppered from close range are not consistently repaired by golfers…much leas the staff. It really is a descent value for an island that attracts visitors who vacation in Galveston.
But, it is the attention to details that a regular is frustrated with. The sand bunkers are playable 3 months out of 12. Most often, there is no sand to play from. Interesting that this is an issue when other coastal courses don’t have this problem. Many of the tee boxes are divot filled and some have St. Augustine grass growing on them.
The range is large but generally not maintained. If anyone at any golf course has range balls in worse condition, I would like to know. $7 for 50-60 balls that I promise you are from the 80’s. I hit a RAM ball that was the color of creole mustard a few weeks ago. Hitting balls is only a warm up and you cannot hope to improve your game as the balls are cracked, have significant gashes in the covers to the point they can damage uuu ohr driver. They are colorful with varied shades of brown to pale yellow. And the golf mats. I hope you have good wrists. They are nothing more than astroturf over concrete. Zero padding whatsoever. The ferrules on my irons have shifter up the shaft as they would not open the range over the winter.
Despite all this, I STILL think this is a good value considering the location and condition of fairways and greens. This course is basically paying the price from record play and minimal investment over the last two years. Yes they have replaced many trees lost in the 2021 freeze. But golfers who call this their home course deserve more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/03/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, CAM1234567! We appreciate your feedback and will take your comments into consideration. Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A very nice public course.

Fairways are plush. Greens very nice! A very challenging course, especially with the beach winds. Five tee positions to choose from. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just a great course.

Practice facilities are awesome. The course is in great condition. The greens are true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I wish mgmt cared

Plenty of hi HC and tourists play here. There is no effort by mgmt/ marshalls to protect course….. carts are routinely driven near greens, divots are rarely sanded, ball marks on greens are never repaired…. Marshall presence is minimal and nothing is done to correct above poor ettiquette

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy and Moody

Played Moody Gardens for the 2nd time in 2 years. Very windy but sunny day. Course was very challenging due to wind, water, and layout. It is a good course, especially if you're looking for a challenge. Price was a bit high for the condition of the course. The 1st time I played the course it was in excellent condition due to closure because of the pandemic. This time the course was in fair to good condition. Some greens had blight or fungal rot and some fairways were suboptimal due to amount of play and winter damage. Hopefully, as the spring progresses the fairways will grow-in and the greens will heal. I recommend waiting another month or two to play. Right now, the course is overpriced. Would I play it again? Definitely, but I would wait till May or June unless you're looking for a challenge right now.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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