Scenic Moody Gardens Golf Course Named No. 1 by GolfNow

Moody Gardens Golf Course now has top bragging rights after it was named the No. 1 golf course in the U.S. for the month of August, according to GolfNow.

While the course has earned top grades from golf ratings in the past, this is the first time Moody Gardens Golf Course has been named No. 1 by GolfNow.

The review comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey. Moody Gardens Golf Course was fortunate to not receive any damage from the storm, although it did close for a few days during the storm, reopening Sept. 4. The beautiful and scenic course is open for business as fall offers spectacular weather on Galveston Island!

The ranking is based on reviews from golfers, so it’s great to know our guests are enjoying themselves and having a terrific time.

Golfers can enjoy stunning views, green fairways and the gulf breeze, all while taking on the challenging tropical course.

Recently, GolfNow ranked Moody Gardens as the third-best course in the Greater Houston area. The course underwent a $16 million renovation in 2008. The par-72 course is a Jacobsen Hardy design and measures 6,816 yards from the farthest back tees. There are five tee boxes for players of all levels.

Elevations were raised, new irrigation and drainage systems were added and it was reseeded in paspalum, a salt-tolerant grass. It was the first course in the continental United States to be seeded with paspalum, and uses effluent water from the City of Galveston to water the grounds as a part of the conservation efforts that are a part of the Moody Gardens mission.

The premier public golf course has earned rave reviews from TripAdvisor, GolfNow and Golf Advisor since those improvements, including being named to Golf Advisor’s Best of 2016 Top 50 U.S. courses list.

For information or to book a tee time, call 409-683-4653 or visit www.moodygardensgolf.com.

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