Since opening in 1967, The Championship Golf Course has occupied a position of prominence among golf courses in the Southwest. Like most fine layouts, The Championship Course flashes a personality all its own. Architect Robert (Red) Lawrence utilized the naturally hilly terrain on the site to create wide rolling, sloping fairways with many elevation changes. Long and tough from the tournament tees, the course offers five sets of tee markers to challenge and enhance the enjoyment of any golfer. Although not a true desert course, the holes meander through desert-like terrain that serves as home to a variety of wildlife including rabbits, roadrunners, owls and hawks. You might even catch a glimpse of a coyote.** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** This home course to the University of New Mexico golf teams is open to the public year round. We offer a full-service golf shop and practice facility including a large driving range, three practice greens and a unique 3-hole beginners course where newcomers and veterans alike can hone their skills. Golf Lessons and custom club-fitting are available from the professional staff. The temperate climate in Albuquerque makes golf a 12-month sport. You will find that UNM's Championship Golf Course, beautiful and challenging, is a course like no other in New Mexico.