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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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course, but Staff Could Use Some Training

The course was in decent shape considering there is constant wind and the mosquitoes were terrible but that is Galveston.

The staff is almost to the point of rude. I was waiting in line and there were 3 people behind the counter. One was helping a customer, who was for some reason, having issues, while the other two just talked to each other. I had waited awhile when someone came in that the two other people knew and they helped him immediately while I still stood there waiting. Finally about 10 minutes later, the person still helping someone asked them to help me. As someone who use to play this course regularly and have since I was 15 playing for a local school, this is not a good look. I am a BOI and go off the island now to play because of this type of treatment. There was nothing in any of the people working the counter that gave me the feeling they were at least minimally glad I was there to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great golf course; tooooo many mosquitos

It's absolutely a great golf course - staff was wonderful - however, I never seen sooooo many mosquitos in a single place like the Moody Gardens Golf Course. I probably killed 2 or 3 dozens mosquitos during the round, and got bitten by mosquitos couple of dozen times. Wow, what an interesting round of golf!

JD

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2022

Hello, zhiqbothelld. 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course in great shape, but mosquitoes awful

Had a good time, course good, greens had been sanded recently so they were very stiff but played pretty well.

Worst part was mosquitoes were terribly bad. If you were in the rough, you had buzzing everywhere around you. Very distracting and made you want to hurry the shot to get away from them. Weren't AS bad in the fairways and greens, but still there. Bring bug spray.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/29/2022

Hello, dpickering6. 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 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

I got a hot deal for around $47. The fairways are like carpet. The greens are gorgeous but a bit tough to read.
The wind is a factor, tho without it, the skeeters will reduce you to a skeleton.
This was a good value, with views, palm trees, manicured bunkers and diverse bird life.
Adjacent to the airport so that’s cool too, seeing touch and go’s and the occasional T-38 from NASA.
Good time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/29/2022

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

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Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/29/2022

Hi, chanceimhoff. 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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun time at Moody

It's a fabulous golf course to play, doesn't matter what level you play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2022

u966144883, 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
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2022

Hi, u314161063118. 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 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun public course

We’ve enjoyed playing here over the years, but course conditions are not what they use to be……..Greens are OK, but fairways and bunkers need attention.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/13/2022

Hi, MrBogey55. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are currently have projects underway to improve our bunkers. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We look forward to seeing you again!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/03/2022

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course overall. Twilight rate is a bit high at $58.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2022

Hello, Carl3470514. 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 week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/26/2022

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159812188! 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 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

Fund Course recently aerated but it did not takeaway from the experience. Not an easy course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/06/2022

Hi, u000007920024. 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 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always entertaining…

We got rained out and were able to reschedule for the next day. Nice fairways and beautiful scenery. The greens were recently aerated so they did not play well. Too bad there was not a discount rate to compensate for the condition of the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2022

Hi, Aqorama. 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

Cant book tee time at the course.

It’s sad when you actually call the course to book a tee time for a two some and the person at the pro shop says you can’t have the 7:00 tee time because you don’t have a foursome and you can’t have the 7:10 tee time because that’s for a foursome , but no one has booked those tee times yet. I was told that we can have the 7:30 am tee time which is crap. I will never play this course ever again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/17/2022

Hi, CLarence1760071. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (409) 683-4653, and thanks for visiting Moody Gardens Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Grass in great shape

Fairway and greens were great. A few tee boxes needed work. Bunkers in desperate need of sand

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/24/2022

Hi, mbsmith77573. 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.

Played On
Reviews 9
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
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Commented on 08/17/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, arnolddewey! 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 Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/17/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, AllisonTyra! 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 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 08/11/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, knupple! 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 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Martin M

Course was in great shape. The greens and fairways were excellent and fast.
Cart girl was Payton, she was Awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/15/2022

Thank you for your review, Martin7491394. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Moody Gardens Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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