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 and 18 holes of golf in the coastal town of Galveston, Texas. It is well known for its 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 renovated by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy in 2008 and features bayfront holes. 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

Reviews

4.7
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Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, mbsmith77573! 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great golf course

Course is in good shape except for the hundreds of palm trees that need to be trimmed

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Randy2165268! 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 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GoGo Golf

The only reason I gave course condition a good is the sand traps but I understand why they are that way. It won’t keep me from coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello, GoGolf719. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are working to get everything at the course up to par. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Moody Gardens Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 6
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 09/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, uOSLM5805OS! 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The BEST Gulf Coast Course in Texas

Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston Texas is by far best on the gulf coast and so worth a visit if you want an enjoyable experience in golf. The course has a great layout, challenging holes, and is well manicured . Wind is often a factor, but this is very nice in a usually steamy hot summer. Pace of play is never an issue with an astute starting guide. I highly recommend this City Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, garthedc! 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u944167613. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great Course But They Harris’s You

I played the course in June 2018. It was a fun course and in great shape. The only problem I have with it is I was passing through and will not be back that way again. I have been trying to get them to unsubscribe me for over TWO YEARS!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course best value and friendly staff!

First time playing Moody gardens golf and I would highly recommend it! Even though conditions were a bit difficult because of the wind course conditions very good and layout was player friendly. First-time playing seaside course in Galveston but like challenging courses so you need to flight your ball per weather conditions, all in all very good golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Your feedback is important to us, lv370540. 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
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Moody gardens weekday golf

Slow play by an old foursome kept speed of play slow and would not allow playing thru.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Thanks for coming out to the course, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great rating! We hope to have you back at the course again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Thanks so much for the 5 star rating, Harold!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/16/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us 5 stars! We're so glad to see you enjoyed your time with us!

Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens were the best I played in this region. Course was in great shape despite all the heat and then the rain

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Wow, thanks so much for your great compliment! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in perfect condition. Very friendly and helpful staff. Course wide open but also challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Thanks so much for your great feedback! We're so glad you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

C’mon, Rake the Traps!

To be fair, greens & fairways were in great shape. However, traps haven’t been raked in months. I realize they don’t want players to rake but there’s no reason the can’t be raked once a day. Some had grass growing in them & many were almost unplayable. This course is too expensive for that. Come on Moody,, you’re better than that!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we appreciate the feedback hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout, greens and fariways excellent

Everything was great except the bunkers. We should have been told the bunkers were unplayable and had an appropriate discount.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thanks for your feedback, and we will work to make improvements for your next visit!

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

Great Course... Not so great locals

Very nice course. Lots of challenge on back nine. Very windy down here on coast. Played as a single. Ran into 4some on hole 7. They would not let me play through. When asked, they said "We would let you play through but you're not going anywhere" and drove off. Wouldn't have been so bad, but they were terrible. I would have to wait for 6-8 of their shots before I could finally hit. So much for "let faster players play through".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad to see you rated us 5 stars, and we appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you back here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thanks so much for the awesome rating!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

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