No matter what part of the state you may be exploring there is world-class golf everywhere. If you are in the southern part of the state, Ruidoso and Las Cruces provide both desert and mountain terrain to test your abilities. Inn of the Mountain Gods, outside Ruidoso is the ideal mountain course with undulating fairways and amazing views, but it doesn’t end there. Once you finish your round you can venture over to the casino and try your luck on the blackjack table. With your winnings take the two-hour drive to Las Cruces and play Sonoma Ranch and Red Hawk Golf Club, which opened in October 2011 to rave reviews. The Ken Dye designed course sits at the base of the Organ Mountains and will suit golfers of any level.