Moody Gardens Golf Course

Galveston, Texas | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6816 yards

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.A First-class Public Golf CourseThe multi-million dollar investment is a contribution to the city on the part of Moody Gardens® and the culmination of the vision to provide a first-class public golf course for local residents and visitors to the Island. The City of Galveston retains ownership of the newly renovated facility, which is managed by Moody Gardens®.A Seaside Course with a Tropical FeelJacobsen Hardy's attention to detail provides residents and visitors alike with a premiere public golf course. Among the many improvements the course features Paspalum turf, designed for seaside golf courses and providing an outstanding playing surface.To keep playing surfaces in top condition, a new water treatment plant and irrigation system were included in the renovation project. This improvement in water quality optimizes playing surfaces and also provides water for landscaped areas around the clubhouse and on the golf course. The course highlights its unique seaside tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, natual wetlands habitat of beautiful Sydnor Bayou and over 500 palm trees.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Orange 72 6816 72.6 127
Black 72 6380 69.7 122
Gold 72 5972 67.4 119
Green 72 5529 65.1 109
Maroon (W) 72 4549 66.2 104


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Carlton Gipson, Jim Hardy, Peter Jacobsen
  • Type: Public
  • Built in: 1976
  • Golf Season: Year round

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:

1700 Sydnor Lane
Galveston, Texas 77554
Galveston County
P: (409) 683-4653
F: (409) 683-4728