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Address: 1700 Sydnor Lane, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 409-683-4653
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Introducing the Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly the Galveston...

Introducing the Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, featuring a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens® Golf Course still features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The renovation included new turf grass, green complexes, elevations, irrigation, drainage, cart paths, greens and a full clubhouse renovation.

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Beautiful Course Nice Greens!

Really had fun playing this course, but the ocean robbed me of 5 balls! Next time I will know where she is hiding and will exercise better course management. Very well manicured... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
TXEyeGuy
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Killeen, Texas
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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairways not in the greatest of shape, but the greens were decent. Winds around inlets, so there is a lot of water to deal with, especially on the back 9. Lots of great bird sightings, including several spoonbills, snowy egrets, blue herons, and coots. Unless you are a very straight shooter, you'll probably end up loosing at least a few... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I visited with some family tonight and we were sent to park on the Schlitterbahn side and had to walk all the way to the visitor center just to purchase tickets for ice land. Now that wasn't a problem until we walked through the main lot to get there and saw at least a dozen parking spots open. Seems ridiculous... More 

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Thank Gail S
Killeen, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Really had fun playing this course, but the ocean robbed me of 5 balls! Next time I will know where she is hiding and will exercise better course management. Very well manicured but stay in the fairways or bring extra balls. Loved the greens and fairways, but hated the bunkers. Will play here next trip to Galveston.

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Thank TXEyeGuy
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

I must start by saying this really is a fun course to play. I have played earlier in the year with a foursome and we had a fabulous time. Our group of 18 booked the course in advance. I worked with Laurie the Director of Sales and she was very nice and accommodating. Originally we were to have five tee... More 

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Thank Karla S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 played (8 & 12 year olds). There are 5 different tee boxes for any age or skill level. The course was well-manicured. No bugs as some reviewers shared.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a foursome and enjoyed the course and the views. A lot of water. Nice design. Would play it again.

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Thank Craig C
Temple, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were here for my husband's company conference and this course hosted the golf tournament. These people were very organized and things ran so smoothly. It was very relaxing and fun.

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Thank Dee Dee B
Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The starter warned our group that "right is wrong" and he wasn't kidding. Hitting on the right side of the fairway really challenged our group all day. Great scenic views. Only con was the greens were just aerated.

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Thank Jonathan W
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Over many years my wife and I have visited Galveston for quick get-aways. I've always looked with envy at those playing the Moody Garden course. I picked up a great deal to play the course from an online source and began to plan our trip. My wife's birthday is in early June, so we decided to enjoy a time together... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was in town for an oil and gas convention. We played Moody Gardens course this year. The course was in very good condition. The greens were well maintained, fairways were clean, the only thing we had issues with was the T-Box on two of the par-3 holes. Beyond that, it is a nice course in the area. The staff... More 

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