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

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4.7
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing track...

Heard positive reviews, drove from Katy, tx and was not disappointed. Course in EXCELLENT condition and will return with friends.

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our course so much!

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course beautiful views

Our foursome had a great experience at Moody Gardens. Rain threatened all day and was pretty hot/humid but the course is in perfect shape. Tee times were 15 mins apart so we had breathing room until the back nine where more experienced groups caught us. Challenging holes with a 20-40 mph wind but we loved it and will be back soon we hope!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We are so glad you had a great experience at our course, even amidst the heat! We look forward to having you back here again soon!

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Family Course

I love playing here. Now with new adversaries (Covid19) there are extremely as challenges in everything that we do. Moody Gardens has met the challenge overwhelmingly. I feel safe and confident of keeping my family safe at Moody Gardens Everything isclean, sanitized and engineered for social distancing. The New Golf cartswete an excellent surprise. ADDITIONALLY., I DON'T THINK THAT THE CORSE HAS EVER BEEN IN BETTER SHAPE.

STILL THE CITY COURSE WITH LOOK SND AMBISNCE OF A CC COURSE!

IF YOU HAVENT VISITED MOODY GSRDENS, YOU SHOULD!,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are working very hard to maintain the safety and well being of all. We are so glad you feel safe, and we will continue to provide a wonderful experience for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best public course

I can’t say enough good stuff about this course, the greens and fairways were fantastic.
By far best course I’ve played and I’ve played many courses in lots of countries.
1 - 9 are the easy holes 10 - 14 are brutal with a south wind, 15 - 18 are tight, lots of water.
If you’re an avid golfer, this one is a must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Wow, thank you so much for the stellar review! We appreciate you taking the time to come out to the course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful golf for anybody

This course is in great shape and the layout is awesome! The staff is very friendly and accommodating!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/19/2020

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!

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Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

It's probably one of the best course's that I have played around Houston. The greens are a little slow and bumpy. It will be awesome once they pick up the speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/01/2020

That is such a nice review. We hope to see you back here soon!

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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Moody Gardens Golf

This is an excellent course, always in great shape. The grass they use looks good every time of year. Front 9 easier than the tough back nine. When I played on 5/10 the wind was down a bit, but always get stronger in the pm making the back nine very challenging even playing from the senior tees. Greens are always good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/01/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! We are always working to make sure our course is in the best condition possible. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

I’ve played here several times before. The course is in excellent condition. From the tee box to the greens this course is in great shape! Challenging par 5’s with trickery Par 3’s this course has it all. Cold mix drinks and beers make it the best course around!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2020

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 26
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hard to Be Moody at Moody Gardens

The course re-opened yesterday after a 5 week closure due to the Coronavirus. The sweetest part of the course were the fairways which resembled virgin green carpets. As you can imagine, it was a treat not having to worry about your ball rolling into a divot. The greens too, were in good shape. They are still recovering from aeration but despite that, the ball rolled pretty true. The course isn't overloaded with traps but they could use some topping-off as the sand is course and some mud is visible in a few. The staff was friendly, and I believe the grille was open to a limited number of people. Now, with the lush fairways, would be an ideal time to play Moody Gardens which should brighten even the "moodiest" golfer.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to come out to the course, as well as write us a review! We also appreciate your feedback. Our staff is working hard to ensure that everything is running smoothly and ensuring the safety and well being of all. We are so excited to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We had an enjoyable round and will certainly come again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

We cannot wait to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
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 Average
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Commented on 03/05/2020

We appreciate the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value

Decent course and great value for money. Pace of play could be improved by grouping golfers. Lots of individual players, very lax about tee times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Hi Mary216. 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice Course

Nice course but sometimes the mosquitoes can be a pain , I’m sure it’s like that everywhere, the course is in great shape and I love playing there

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Hello, BarrryS. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the mosquitos that joined you during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. 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.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
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 Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

We appreciate the 5 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/18/2020

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 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy Day - bring golf balls, LOL.

It was a sunny, but windy day (15-20 mph). The layout is good, but course isn’t in resort fee shape. It’s two-stars for value in my mind due to conditions on many tees and fairways. Around the green is good.

I didn’t partake in food. Sped of play was excellent until hole 14/15 when the course was congested.

Back nine has water on every hole ..... I found more than I lost, can’t say that for my two playing partners. I might return when back in the area, if I see course conditions are in resort-level.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/10/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us. We're always improving and updating the course, so we hope you consider playing again in the future!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Played here today for my first time, had a great day of golf joined up with two guys that were awesome and great help. I enjoyed every second of today definitely worth the money and can’t wait to go back and play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/06/2020

Thanks for the awesome review! We can't wait to see you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

“Deforestation “of course

Of late the ground crew has been clear cutting all shrubs adjacent to water hazards. i suppose it does improve the look of certain holes

But the clear cut of waste shrub area in front of hole #3 (black and back tees) has ruined what was one of the best holes on the course. boooooooo

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love this course, I lost 4 balls today, I never lose a ball , better have your A game , going again next week, love the Greens , very good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Wow, thanks so much for the great review! Looking forward to having you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Thanks for reviewing us. Come back soon!

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