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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4.6
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5.0
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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.

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Galveston Gem

Love playing Moody, course gives you a chance, with great fairways, greens though wind ads a dimension it’s a wonderful layout and challenging.

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

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000007863830! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Moody Gardens Golf Course.

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Reviews 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/14/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314161453525. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, RG7C90E0C63CF20AE1A4! 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 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Kentucky Advisor
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

It's All Good

From tee boxes to greens everyhting was in top condition. Similar to many British courses (as seen on TV) this one has you face the wind on half the holes and be helped by it on the other half.

We were paired with a local who was more than happy to share all the nuiances of the course. It was like we had our own caddie steering us around the few quirks the course has to offer.

We highly recommend and plan to play again later in the week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/11/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Chuck2063203! 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 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wonderful condition

Wow! This golf course was better than the courses I played in Florida. Definitely will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/08/2021

u314159363074, 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.

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, RG7C90E0C63CF20AE1A4! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi, u314161668499. 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape. It’s tricky with the wind and all the water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 14
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 06/07/2021

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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi, James7695847. 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!

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Memorial Day

Course was in immaculate condition. Some of the best greens I have ever seen on a public or private course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hi, u000002130164. 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 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course with excellent service

Beautiful course in so good condition, especially for the greens. Staff are so nice and friendly. I definitely will play again and again. So outstanding experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2021

Hi, cobasys. 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 97
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Favorite track in this area

The course was in excellent conditions
It took us almost 4 hours for a round
The snack cart came by very often
Only bad thing I have to say is about those darn par 5 holes, that they will get you!
Can't wait to play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2021

Thank you for your review, Zeuswon. 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 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Relaxing

This was nice course on the coast I only was able to play 9 holes but definitely was enjoyable and the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Tim7661387. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Moody Gardens Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/02/2021

Hi, u109265310. 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 1
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 06/02/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007772729! 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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Range Balls are in!!

Major kudos to the staff at Moody Gardens Golf Course for taking action and adding new range balls this week! They must pay attention to reviews as they also filled in damaged area on the range as well. I posted a review on Saturday and by Tuesday they came through. This course really is a gem. The quality of the fairways for a seaside course are exceptional. The other very impressive feature that is not well known is how well this course handles heavy rain. Drainage is exceptional and while they may have to designate as cart path only, rarely is it for more than a day or two. Very friendly and accommodating staff make this a top public Texas course year after year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Hi, CAM1234567. 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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