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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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

wide variety

Many different tees present many different challenges. On the whole, there is no altitude change at see level, so it can be challenging to see where the fairway goes.
Good greens, and really unique grass.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/27/2023

Hello, frjim. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/27/2023

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!

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Reviews 23
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Moody Gardens

The course is wide open with only water hazards to worry about. Everything was smooth until #17. Sadly, the marshal had just been around. 2 foursomes (lead foursome waited for the second foursome) decided to all tee off together on the par 3. And they took forever. Now 8 people putting and chipping. What a mess. Our foursome skipped the hole as we weren't going to wait 20 minutes. We paid the same as the eightsome but they must be more special than us. The pin placements were a little interesting as many were on the top of a ridge which made it like putt putt golf on some holes. The last thing were the mosquitos. Bring bug spray. They will eat you alive. I would say that nature cannot be controlled by the golf course but, it can. The ponds could be sprayed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/27/2023

Hi, u3838967! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

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Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Please do something about the tee boxes!

Course was in decent shape everywhere but tee boxes. The black tees we played had very little grass, & what was there was primarily weeds. Greens were great, everything else good, but the black tee boxes were terrible. Please do better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/01/2023

Hello, u9718767. 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/17/2023

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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great just Great

The course is always in great shape. Greens fast but tricky sometimes. The staff is always very helpful in any way possible. The traps are always racked and fluffy. The cart girls polite and very thoughtful. The practice areas are great for any level of playing. The tee boxes very to make it a challenge for any level player. I find it hard to say anything about this course on the negative side. Come try it out for yourself and you will see what I mean!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/28/2023

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.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/28/2023

Hi, Kodylane94. 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 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Public course

I played Friday and Saturday in my 1st trip to Galveston.
The pace Friday was excellent and Saturday wasn’t too bad with a 9am tee time. The course is beautiful and very well maintained. Clean, green fairways and near pristine greens. Very manageable course for any player and definitely a great chance to score well. I look forward to returning!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/26/2023

u928592808, 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/26/2023

Hi, u000003386289. 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 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 09/13/2023

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!

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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2023

Hi, Honearl. 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 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/05/2023

Hi, u815072555. 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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

Even though the weather has been very hot and dry the greens and fairways were in perfect shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/15/2023

Thank you for your review, pkromar. 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/15/2023

Hi, Kodylane94. 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 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2023

Hi, u314164208216. 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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

My favorite local course

Great course and friendly staff. Course is well maintained, but needs ball washers and more rakes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/15/2023

Hello, bpiske. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2023

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!

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Commented on 08/09/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Mkdsmith. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Resort course. 8/1/2023.

Greens - outstanding flawless salt water grass. Can’t say enough of how good.
Fairways excellent and generously wide.
Bunkers average.
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE. Some require carries.
No shade 100 deg. Light wind, no mosquitoes. Hooray.
Next to airport - fun watching touch and go.
Only negative - credit card ONLY. Bag of chips - credit card. Drink - credit card.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2023

Thank you for your detailed review of our business. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding the quality of our greens and fairways. We apologize if the limited payment options were inconvenient for you. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/01/2023

Hi, aaronaramirez7. 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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/01/2023

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!

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