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 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course even with rough weather

Really liked playing this course even though the wind was high and a little rain fell on me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/27/2020

We're so pleased you enjoyed or course, even with a little wind and rain. We really hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Moody Never Disappoints

Course conditions are always top notch! Brought a buddy out for the first time and he was super impressed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2020

We are so glad you enjoyed our course conditions. Thanks for bringing your buddy out to try our course as well. We hope to see you both back here again soon!

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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun layout

Course was in great shape and is extremely challenging .... especially on back 9. Greens rolled fast and tee/box & fairways were plush. Twilight rates are the way to go. Will make the drive to play again for sure!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2020

We're so glad you enjoyed our course. Thanks so much for making the drive to come play, and we cannot wait to have you back again soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round with us, and we hope to see you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to rate us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 07/20/2020

We're so happy you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 07/20/2020

We really appreciate the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful

This course is just absolutely beautiful it’s better then some private clubs I played in relative to the cost it’s a better play you have to play this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR EMAIL

I played the course over two years ago and have “Unsubscribesd” from them at least five times. I was passing through, but cannot get them to take me off their mailing list

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
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

Excellent Course

WOW is what comes to mind. Excellent course and maintained to perfection. The greens could be the best I have putted on. Will definitely visit this one again if I can get a good rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We're awaiting your return!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks so much for the 5 stars!!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A feel of a course in the tropics

Palm trees, wind, water hazards, seagulls, well kept fairways and greens all part of what makes Moody Gardens golf course a great attraction.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/05/2020

We are so spoiled to have this view everyday, and we are honored to share it with our golfers. We look forward to having you back again very soon!

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

Always a pleasure

Have played this course at least 20+ times in 2020. It can be challenging depending on the wind speed and direction but always fair. Front 9 is easier than back 9 especially if the wind is coming from the west. The back nine slopes toward the airport and the canal so left to right wind makes it challenging unless you play a draw. Hole 6 is probably the hardest par 3 especially if wind is in your face and hole 7 in the early morning you need spotter because sun is right in your face. Most fairways are wide open and forgiving and all greens roll great. Staff is super friendly and the music they play on loud speaker is rockin (classic rock). With no wind you can really score a good round but if wind picks up lookout. It will always be a pleasure to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2020

We are so glad that you had such a great time! We work hard to make sure that we deliver an exceptional experience, and we are already looking forward to your next visit with us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff was very friendly and helpful

Our tee time was actually scheduled for the day after we got to play but with the rain and storms moving in, the pro staff at the course let us move up a day early and worked us in, due to us being on vacation we didn’t have a whole lot of time to reschedule but they got us worked in and we had a great time and staff was very friendly! Overall a good experience and good time golfin

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2020

We are so glad you were able to get your round in during your vacation! We hope you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you back here again one day soon! Thanks again for coming out to Moody Gardens Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic!

We absolutely loved the course. It was immaculately maintained and played very well. Be prepared to some wind this close to the gulf, but that’s part of the charm and excitement. Even on a hot day the gulf breezes kept us cool.

We will be regulars here for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thanks so much for such kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at the course, and we hope to have you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful day out

We had a great day playing on the course. It was beautifully maintained from the tee boxes to green. Staff was welcoming and the marshal (Van?) was very friendly.
The Maroon Ladies tees are too short - most par threes were under 85 yards, and a couple were only about 70n yards - not that it made it any easier to hit par! Next time I would play from the men's senior tees. A couple of nice trickle holes too, especially the 18th.
Definitely a good course for us. Husband is about a 20 handicap and I am about a 15.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hi Julie1985623. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Moody Gardens Golf Course!

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Unique to the Houston area

Why haven’t I played this course before? Fairways and greens were perfect, course is challenging if your driver is off. I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/22/2020

We're so glad you finally played our course! And we are already looking forward to your next visit!

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

GolfNow - Failure to communicate

I really enjoyed playing five holes at Moody Gardens, the greens are in excellent condition and of course their fairways are supreme.

Only five because a train of thunderstorms on the outmost southwest edge of Tropical Storm Cristobal lined up just north of the course, spinning to the east, with the whole system sagging south. The course blew the horn and I headed inside to try to wait it out, but decided it was only going to get worse.

Now I understand the course will not give me a rain check on a round I purchased on GolfNow. AND...once the round has started, neither the app or web will let you cancel the round.

"Hot Deal Tee times cannot be refunded unless the golf course is closed due to weather on the day of play."

Here's the communication failure...there seems to be no way to cancel the reservation once its started. GN does not want to talk with us nor let us email them, so other than complain in this review, I find myself stymied.

GN - you know how to contact me, your turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Your feedback is important to us, MICHATFIELD10107. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Course was beautiful and the green were perfect. Love that this course is so close to home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2020

We are so glad that you are so close by that yo can stop over for a round anytime! We are looking forward to your next visit with us.

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