Moody Gardens Golf Course Ranked Among Best Newly Remodeled Courses in Nation
The Moody Gardens Golf Course was recently named one of the best golf course remodels with rates less than $65 in the country. The result was released by Golf Digest, the nation’s leading sport magazine, in its January 2010 issue.
“It’s a true honor to be recognized by Golf Digest,” said Bill Pushak, Moody Gardens Golf Course general manager. “We continue to strive to offer a top-quality golfing experience at an affordable fee.”
The Moody Gardens Golf Course first opened to the public in June, 2008 after two years and more than $16 million in comprehensive renovations to the former Galveston Municipal Golf Course. The renovations included a larger practice range, green complexes, irrigation, drainage, cart paths, and a full clubhouse renovation. Among the key changes, renowned golf course architects Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design replaced Bermuda grass with salt-tolerant paspalum grass and elevated the course by two to five feet. To keep playing surfaces in the top condition, a new water treatment plant and an irrigation system were included in the renovation project. The course was named Best Renovation and Most Improved Course by AvidGolfer Houston Edition in 2008. These efforts quickly paid off, when the course was faced with Hurricane Ike and made remarkably fast recovery a month later. AvidGolfer Houston Edition continued to recognize Moody Gardens Golf Course in 2009 by ranking the course #17 in the Greater Houston Area’s Top 50 list, and #7 in the Best Mid-Priced Courses list.
Still, the renovated par-72 premiere public golf course retains the seaside tropical feel since the days of the municipal course with lakes and nearly 500 palm trees. Measuring 6,900 yards from the back tees, the golf course is designed to be player-friendly, with five sets of tees to accommodate varying playing abilities. The 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 continues to retain ownership of the newly renovated facility, which is managed by Moody Gardens.For more information about the Moody Gardens Golf Course, please visit moodygardensgolf.com or call 409-683-4653.
Pyramid Program Designed for Players Who Practice
The Pyramid Program entitles participants to:
- Complimentary practice balls anytime during normal golf course hours. Maximum of two (2) tokens at a time, and practice balls must be used by participants only.
- Rounds of golf for only $20 with cart included (Annual Pass holders only pay cart fees) during the following times: After 3pm March 1st-October 31st; or after 1pm November 1st-February 28th. (Subject to availability)
Individuals – $50/month
Annual Pass Holders – $25/month
Family Members – $15/month per person
(Must be immediate family, residing at the same address as participant,
children must be under the age of 23)
Visit the Pro Shop or call 409.683.GOLF(4653)
for more information and join today!