Golf in New Mexico

New Mexico’s best-kept secret is its stunning golf courses. With magnificent vistas surrounding all of the best courses the only question to ask is, “Should I play 18 or 36?” Whether you like mountain, desert, or links courses New Mexico has everything you need. With over 300 days of sunshine any season is golf season in the Land of Enchantment.

Golf in Albuquerque

“...Sports Illustrated recently ranked Black Mesa Golf Club and Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club as two of the top 50 public courses in the country”

Sports Illustrated recently ranked Black Mesa Golf Club and Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club as two of the top 50 public courses in the country and both are within an hour and half drive of the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you can’t wait that long to get your golf fix the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course is a 7 iron from the Sunport runway. The Championship Course has hosted several NCAA Golf Championships and is where Tiger Woods played his first collegiate golf tournament. If you like Robert Trent Jones designed golf courses be sure to take your game to Cochiti Golf Club between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Golf in Southern New Mexico

“...If you are in the southern part of the state, Ruidoso and Las Cruces provide both desert and mountain terrain to test your abilities. ”

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.

Golf in Northern New Mexico

“...New Mexico is home to 19 Native American pueblos and a more than a few have built stunning golf courses”

In the northern part of the state see how far you can hit a ball at elevation, while playing Pendaries or Angel Fire. If your New Mexico adventure takes you to the four corners be sure to make time to play Pinon Hills in Farmington. Pinon Hills is a Pete Dye design and has consistently garnered honors over the last 20 years at one of the top municipal courses in the country. New Mexico is home to 19 Native American pueblos and a more than a few have built stunning golf courses, namely Sandia Golf Club on the Sandia reservation and Twin Warriors on the Santa Ana reservation. Twin Warriors Golf Club is eighteen holes of high desert, championship golf routed in and around 20 ancient cultural sites of previous habitation and activity.