1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554, US
(409) 683-4200
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About Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens is a large resort and attraction area with a hotel, conference center and 18 holes of golf in the coastal town of Galveston, Texas. It is well known for its three pyramids home to an aquarium and rain forest attractions. It has not only an onsite waterpark but is next to Schlitterbahn as well. There are six dining concepts, as well as a spa and fitness center. It's within easy access to historic downtown Galveston, Pleasure Pier and the beaches. The golf course originally opened in 1989 but was totally redesigned by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy in 2008. This watery layout features scenic views of the gulf, bridges and bayous, and the back nine plays alongside the small Galveston airport. The course is links-inspired with gulf breezes and wall-to-wall paspalum turf. Historic Galveston is less than an hour's drive from downtown Houston, making Moody Gardens a popular day trip destination as well as for weekend vacation getaways.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres233
Year Opened1986
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Moody Gardens

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Great Condition

Greens and Fairway in great shape. Tee boxes had a little bit of clover but overall in great shape. Great value for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, andrewtdixon04. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Moody Gardens Golf Course thanks you!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2021

Hi, Debbie9045533. 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!

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Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Fun Course

Moody Gardens a great golf course. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Jerry the starter makes sure he does the right thing for everyone and makes sure there are no gaps that will create issues later in the round. Both times I have played here I was paired with equal players, who were just as friendly as the staff. Course conditions are wonderful and the course is challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Moody Gardens Golf Course

The course was in excellent condition and excellent pace. Love the course! I’ve been there several times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, rserna. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Please visit us again soon!

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Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello uNEFB5632NE,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/21/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u7027691. 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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159711912! 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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great time

Went to Galveston for a get away with my siblings and spouses. Have wanted to play Moody Garden for awhile and finally had a chance. We played Monday and Wednesday. The course is in great shape and has some really good holes. Absolutely a must play we will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2021

Hello, u861920205. 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Registration

There is no option during GolfNow registration to choose Senior or Veteran and the course does not honor those options when checking in. The course is great and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We're sorry about your issues with GOLFNOW, Veterans and Seniors can always book directly from our website!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Hi, BYNBP. 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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Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Moody Garden Golf Course

The course was in excellent shape. It was a little windy. The people I golfed with were very friendly. I had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hi, rserna. 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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hi, 19wilhelm49. 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 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are prestine

If you have not been here ever or haven’t played it this year. It’s in the best shape ever. Best public course in the area by far. Bring your short game because the greens are excellent and bunkers are playable. Course is well manicured and a open friendly layout for any handicap

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, leolippold! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

The course is a fun links style course. Being on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, there is very little elevation changes. Plenty of water to navigate but very few trees. The course was in amazing condition considering the number of rounds that get played on it. If ever in Galveston, I recommend playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hello, u314161026949. 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 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/01/2021

Hi, u286802412. 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course is in great shape. Greens are rolling well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/18/2021

Your feedback is important to us, armando6282. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

fast Greens

Weather sucked over a 100 at times but the course was in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/18/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Hurshell7925901. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Moody Gardens Golf Course thanks you!

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