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This map depicts New Mexico Golf Destinations member golf courses. Numbers are keyed to pages within this guide. Courses shown on the Albuquerque-area inset are within comfortable driving distances from one another, so playing 36 holes a days is possible during summer. 27 22

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The contents of this guide are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission. New Mexico Golf Guide is published by New Mexico Golf Destinations, operated by the New Mexico Golf Tourism Alliance in cooperation with the Sun Country Golf House and partially funded with a grant from the New Mexico Tourism Department. Produced by the Sun Country Golf House. Executive Director: Matthew Williams. Editors: Heather Kleeman and Dan Vukelich. Designer: Heather Kleeman. Photo credits: Pages 14, 25, Dan Vukelich; Page 17, Ellen Barone; Page 26 (top), Ken Adams; Pages 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 New Mexico Tourism Department. All other photos courtesy of the property depicted. Cover Photo: No. 20, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Sandia Park, N.M.

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New Mexico Golf Tips ................................................................................................. 4 Navigation ....................................................................................................................... 5 Golf Courses Angel Fire Resort & Country Club ................................................................. 6 Black Mesa Golf Club ....................................................................................... 7 Butterfield Trail Golf Club ............................................................................... 8 Coyote del Malpais Golf Course ..................................................................... 9 Desert Lakes Golf Course ................................................................................ 10 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Golf Course ............................................ 11 Isleta Eagle Golf Course ................................................................................... 12 Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe .................................................................... 13 New Mexico State University Golf Course .................................................... 14 Paako-Ko Ridge Golf Club ............................................................................... 15 Pendaries Golf Club .......................................................................................... 16 Rainmakers Golf Club ...................................................................................... 17 Sandia Golf Club ............................................................................................... 18 Santa Ana Golf Club ......................................................................................... 19 Sierra del Rio Golf Club at Turtleback Mountain Resort ............................ 20 Sonoma Ranch Golf Club ................................................................................ 21 Taos Country Club ........................................................................................... 22 Towa Golf Club ................................................................................................. 23 Twin Warriors Golf Club ................................................................................. 24 University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course .............................. 25 Lake Carlsbad Golf Course .............................................................................. 26 Painted Dunes Golf Cousre ............................................................................. 26 Raton Municipal Golf Course ......................................................................... 27 Rio Mimbres Country Club ............................................................................. 27 Silver City Golf Course ..................................................................................... 28 White Sands Golf Course ................................................................................. 28 Travel Tips ....................................................................................................................... 29 Directory of all New Mexico and El Paso Golf Courses ............................... 30 About Us ........................................................................................................................... 33 Sightseeing ...................................................................................................................... 34 Lodging Hard Rock Hotel & Casino .............................................................................. 40 Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa ............................................................................. 41 Elephant Butte Inn ............................................................................................ 42 Pendaries Village Mountain Resort ................................................................ 43 Book your Vacation ..................................................................................................... 43

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GOLF IN NEW MEXICO:

Terrain, Weather and the Effect of Altitude

New Mexico is a mix of high-desert and sub-alpine terrain, with rugged

mountains and vast, sparsely populated deserts. Elevation above sea level in New Mexico ranges from 2,800 to 13,000. Most populated areas lie between 4,800 and 7,000 feet above sea level. This may be relevant to people with breathing difficulties. The good news, however, is that at 5,000 feet, well-struck golf shots travel about 1 to 1½ clubs farther through the thin, dry air, or about 12 percent farther. The sun’s rays are especially strong at altitude, so frequent application of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is strongly recommended. The dry air draws moisture from the body quickly. You’ll perspire but won’t feel it because the air wicks perspiration away so quickly. Golfers are advised to drink plenty of water during their round whether they feel thirsty or not. Mid-summer day-time highs can reach between 90 and 100 in Albuquerque, which is a mile high. Santa Fe, which is at 7,000 feet, is usually about 10 degrees cooler. Taos and Angel Fire are higher still and about 5-10 degrees cooler. During night-time, temperatures drop significantly because the thin air doesn’t hold heat, which makes for great sleeping and leads to cool, crisp mornings that warm quickly. Most golfers teeing off early will shed their first layer by the fifth hole. Humidity is generally low, at around 50 percent, but it rises in the midafternoon when there is a possibility of thundershowers, which usually take place July-September.

Average Temperatures: Jan Feb Mar Apr 48 55 62 71 Albuquerque 24 28 34 41 Santa Fe 43 49 56 64 15 21 26 32 Taos 40 44 52 61 11 18 25 30 Las Cruces 57 62 69 77 26 30 36 43 El Paso 57 63 70 78 33 38 44 51

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June 90 59 83 49 81 46 94 60 95 69

July 92 65 86 54 85 52 94 67 94 72

Aug 89 63 83 53 82 51 91 64 92 70

Sept 82 56 77 46 76 44 86 58 87 64

Oct 71 44 66 35 65 33 78 45 78 52

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Because of seasonal variations - plus a myriad of weekday, weekend, twilight, resident and non-resident rates - this guide uses dollar signs to indicate the highest fee you could pay at each golf course. The actual fee you pay could be less. $ Up to 40 $$ 41-75 $$$ 75 and up

Golf Course Definitions

Desert Links: Design minimizes irrigated turf. Fairways and rough are generally bordered by native-desert grasses, forests or cactus. Play is generally from one turfed area to another, with frequent forced carries over native areas. Modified Desert Links: More generous irrigated turfed area. Most, but not all, holes feature continuous fairways from tee to green. Native desert areas come into play, with occasional forced carries. Modified Parkland: Extensive irrigated turf areas. Retains some desert character. Native desert areas come into play occasionally. Most holes have continuous turf from tee to green. Parkland: This style of course is essentially fully turfed, with small pockets of native desert rarely coming into play.

Lodging Rates

The lodging rates are stated in a range, with dollar signs representing the least expensive and most expensive room choices at each establishment. $ Up to 99 $$ 100-140 $$$ 141-200 $$$$ 201 and up

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Angel Fire Resort and Country Club, at 8,700 feet above sea level, offers mountain golf with two Angel Fire Golf Resort & Country Club 10 Miller Lane Angel Fire, N.M. 87710 (800) 633-7463 www.angelfireresort.com/ summer/golf-course/php Greens fees: $$ Cart Included Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,208-6660 yards Slope: 124-138 Rating: 65.1-71.1

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distinct flavors . The front nine meanders through unspoiled canyons of aspen, spruce and pine; the back nine plays through mountain meadows. Water comes into play on 16 holes. No. 6, the signature hole, features a vertical descent of 200 feet. Multiple tees allow enjoyment by players of all skill levels. Cool throughout the summer. Affordable stay-and-play packages available at the resort’s nearby hotel. 16 miles east of Taos.


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High desert links design woven through the sandstone foothills of Santa Clara Pueblo. Fairways follow the natural flow of the land over ridges and valleys leading to undulating greens situated in box canyons or beneath rocky ridges. Designed by Baxter Spann, Black Mesa is a tough, but fair challenge for golfers of all skill levels with magnificent views of the surrounding valley, mountains and namesake mesa. Ranked 35th on GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” and 44th on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list. 30 minutes north of Santa Fe and 90 minutes north of the Albuquerque airport.

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Black Mesa Golf Club 115 State Rd. 399 La Mesilla, N.M. 87532 (505) 747-8946 www.blackmesagolfclub.com Follow us on: Call for current Greens Fees Range balls included Cart included Senior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,871-7,307 yards Slope 125-141 Rating 66.9-73.9 Opened 2003

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This Par 72 premium daily fee public golf course is named after the historic Butterfield Trail which existed in 1858-1861 as a mail route from Missouri to San Francisco. Highlighted by natural Butterfield Trail Golf Club 1858 Cottonwoods Blvd. El Paso, T.X. 79906 (915) 772-1038 www.butterfieldtrailgolf.com Greens fees: $$ Range balls included Cart included Senior, Junior, Resident and Active Duty Military discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,053-7,307yards Slope: 117-130 Rating: 66.9-72.8 Opened 2007

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sand dunes, and native flora and fauna. A Tom Fazio design. Butterfield Trail Golf Club features over 55 feet of elevation changes and avails itself to drama and relief with vertical transitions, making each and every hole a "signature hole." Ranked No. 3 by Golfweek in 2010 as “Best Municipal Courses” in America. In 2008, Golf Digest and Golfweek gave Butterfield the honor of being one of the “Best New Courses”. Offering Dominant Plus Bent grass greens, Butterfield Trail provides an unmatched golfer experience. Only minutes from the El Paso airport, Butterfield Trail is the perfect first stop to your golf vacation.


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Coyote del Malpais Golf Course in Grants is a modified desert-links course straddling the Continental Divide at 7,000 feet above sea level. With Mt. Taylor towering above, Coyote’s 18 holes and 16 lakes have been home to USGA qualifiers and serves as a frequent venue for high-school championships. William Howard Neff designed Coyote del Malpais. Nearby attractions include El Morro Monument, featuring petroglyphs left in the 1500s by passing Spanish Conquistators, the Ice Caves, permanent ice deep underground, and a mining museum that records the history of coal and uranium mining around the area. Nearby is Chaco Canyon, a world cultural heritage site, and the Navajo Nation. 70 miles west of the Albuquerque

Coyote del Malpais Golf Course 2001 George Hanosh Blvd. Grants, N.M. 87020 (505) 285-5544 Greens fees: $ Cart included Senior 18 holes Par 71 5,157-7,087 yards Slope: 101-126 Rating: 62.7-72.6 Opened 1994

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Desert Lakes, a public facility at the base of the Sacramento Mountains, features four sets of tees. The front nine is a tree-lined, parkland-style layout that highlights large greens with subtle Desert Lakes Golf Course 2351 Hamilton Rd. Alamogordo, N.M. 88310 (575) 437-0290 www.desertlakesgolf.com

undulations. The back nine, “the desert nine,� is cut out of Sonoran desert. Water hazards come into play on 11 of 18 holes. Alamogordo offers a year-round playing season, with summer highs in the 90s and moderate weather all winter long.

Greens fees: $ Cart Extra Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,125-6,544 yards Slope: 113-120 Rating: 66.7-70.2 Opened Mid-1950s

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Nearby are the towering gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Monument, the Old West-style Oliver Lee State Park and the Space Hall of Fame. In early fall, hot-air balloons fill the sky as Alamogordo hosts the White Sands Balloon Fiesta.


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Set amid tall pine trees under the majestic Sierra Blanca Peak is the Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course. Designed by Ted Robinson, the course features an island fairway, fast greens and plenty of elevation changes. The course has hosted the New Mexico Open, numerous state amateur and professional championships, and USGA qualifiers. The Inn course is listed on GolfWeek’s and Golf Digest’s Top 10 List for New Mexico. The course is part of the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino & Resort. The resort features Las Vegas style gaming and an array of dining options. Other activities include fishing, horseback riding, sport clay shooting and winter sports. Nearby are horse racing, art galleries and the award-winning Spencer Theater

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Golf Course 287 Carizozo Canyon Road Mescalero, N.M. 88340 (575) 464-7941 (800) 545-9011 www.innofthemountaingods.com Greens fees: $$ Cart Included 18 holes Par 72 5,476-7,206 yards Slope: 124-137 Rating: 68.7-74.8 Opened 1975

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This picturesque course, located southwest of the Santa Fe Plaza is set against the stunning backdrop of three mountain ranges. Piñons and junipers bordering turfed areas frame most holes. Fairways favor accurate placement off the tee to avoid approach carries over large greenside bunkers. Greens are a stern test, but uniformly fair. Links de Santa Fe is moderately hilly but walkable. Noteworthy practice facilities. This municipal course features excellent services, conditions and affordability that make it one of the best values in the Southwest. Links de Santa Fe’s “Great 28,” a par-28 nine-hole course is perfect for families or to play a quick nine before hitting Santa Fe’s galleries, museums and restaurants. Food at the Back 9 Grill. 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe; 53 minutes from the Albuquerque airport.

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Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 206 Caja del Rio Rd. Santa Fe, N.M. 87506 (505) 955-4400 (800) 735-4657 www.linksdesantafe.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72, and 9 hole (Par 28) 5,045-7,415 yards Slope: 99-126 Rating: 63.7-72.7 Opened 1998

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Just north of the junction of Interstates 10 and New Mexico State University Golf Course 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. Las Cruces, N.M. 88011 (575) 646-3219 www.nmsugolf.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Student discounts 18 holes Par 72 (women Par 74) 5,495-7,078 yards Slope: 122-135 Rating: 69.2-75.3 Opened: 1963

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25, the 18-hole NMSU Golf Course is flanked by the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and Mesilla Valley to the west. NMSU’s easily walkable Floyd Farley design, a modified parkland layout, mild desert and parkland features. Home of the NMSU Aggie men’s and women’s golf teams and a hub of campus activity, the NMSU Golf Course has played host to three NCAA National Golf Championships. Alumni include PGA Tour veterans, Rich Beem, Bart Bryant, Tom Byrum and Steve Haskins and LPGA Tour players, Lori Poling Tatum, Jane Egan, A.J. Eathorne, Alena Sharp and Gwladys Nocera. The 15,000-square foot clubhouse boasts a first-rate restaurant and banquet facility. NMSU Golf Course is 226 miles south of the Albuquerque airport and 54 miles from the El Paso (Texas) airport.


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New Mexico’s most highly acclaimed golf course, and one of 23 courses in the nation rated at the maximum 5 stars by Golf Digest. Paa-Ko Ridge offers 27 holes pristinely placed through an alpine setting of pinon, juniper and ponderosa pines with unmatched mountain vistas on every tee. Impeccable conditioning. Attentive, friendly staff. This Ken Dye design lies within award winning Paa-Ko Communities, and is 35 minutes from the Albuquerque airport and 45 minutes from Santa Fe.

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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club 1 Clubhouse Dr. Sandia Park, N.M. 87047 (505) 281-6000 (866) 898-5987 www.paakoridge.com Greens fees: $$$ Range balls included Cart included Senior discounts 27 holes Par 72 5,702-7,562 yards Slope: 119-141 Rating: 66.2-75.2 Opened 2000

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Pendaries, called “the sweetest little golf course in New Mexico,� is a mountain parkland course Pendaries Golf Club P.O. Box 820 1 Golf Course Rd. Rociada, N.M. 87742 (505) 425-3561 (800) 733-5267 www.pendaries.net Greens fees: $$ Cart extra Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,060-6,080 yards Slope: 113-121 Rating: 66.2-67.7 Opened 1979

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amid ponderosa pines with terrific views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. At 7,500 feet above sea level, Pendaries is a cool getaway from May through October. Good practice range. Has conference facilities, perfect for church and business groups. On-site lodge with 18 rooms, bar, and restaurant. Condos and town homes also are available. RV park nearby. 90 minutes northeast of Santa Fe.


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Rainmakers represents a rare opportunity for you and your family to enjoy all the natural beauty and recreational possibilities Ruidoso, New Mexico has to offer in an exceptional championship golf club community. The heart of the Club is the golf masterpiece created by Robert Trent Jones II, one of the most celebrated golf

Rainmakers Golf Club 230 Pueblo Loop Alto, N.M. 88312 (575) 336-4653 www.rainmakersusa.com

course designers in the world. Each hole presents a unique contrast of flowing fairways and rolling greens in world class conditions with meandering arroyos and natural rock outcroppings that frame the player's journey around the course. With each hole offering four to six sets of tee boxes and views that will take your breath away, they have created spectacular golf for players of all abilities.

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Greens fees: $$$ Range balls included Cart included 18 holes Par 72 4,769-7,101 yards Slope: 118-128 Rating: 67.6-73.8 Opened 2008

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This desert-style resort golf course was designed by Scott Miller. Friendly, expansive fairways Sandia Golf Club 30 Rainbow Road Albuqueruqe, N.M. 87113 (505) 798-3990 www.sandiagolf.com Greens fees: $$ Range balls included Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,112-7,772 yards Slope: 105-133 Rating: 68.4-76.0 Opened 2005

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make tee shots less of a concern than your approach. Fairway bunkers come into play from all tee complexes. Each hole gives the illusion of offering far less landing area than is actually available. Transition areas of decomposed granite and sparse desert landscaping lining fairways give errant shots a chance at recovery. The longest course in New Mexico offers significant elevation changes as the layout follows the natural folds of the sloping high-desert terrain. Dramatic panoramic views of Albuquerque. Built as an amenity to Sandia Resort & Casino. Sandia Golf Club is 20 minutes north of the Albuquerque airport.


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Modified desert links on rolling terrain near the Rio Grande. Heavy native desert vegetation bordering each hole with some forced carries. Friendly mounding directs off-center shots back to the fairway. Challenging greens require you to be below the hole. This daily-fee course allows unlimited replays. Rated among the best

Santa Ana Golf Club 288 Prarie Star Rd. Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. 87004 (505) 896-9464 www.mynewmexicogolf.com

women-friendly courses in the nation. Hosted Nike Tour Championship, Buy.com event, 1999 USGA’s U.S. Women’s Public Links (national) Championship, U.S. Open qualifiers and the New Mexico Open. Santa Ana was the site of the 2008 Southwestern Amateur and PGA Professional Championship in 2009 with sister course Twin Warriors Golf Club. Designed by Ken Killian. Santa Ana is 25 minutes north of the

Greens fees: $$ Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 27 holes Par 71 and 72 4,924-7,239 yards Slope: 118-135 Rating: 67.3-74.1 Opened 1991

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Sierra del Rio, one of New Mexico’s newer golf Sierra del Rio Golf Course at Turtleback Mountain Resort 101 Clubhouse Road Elephant Butte, N.M. 87935 (575) 744-4653 www.sierradelriogolf.com Greens fees: $$ Cart Included 18 holes Par 72 5,060-7,331 yards Slope: 127-140 Rating: 68.4-74.6 Opened 2007

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courses, winds through gentle folds of the native desert terrain, with four ponds and lakes and 89 sculpted bunkers. Part of Tutleback Mountain Resort, Sierra del Rio offers a country club experience for the daily-fee golfer. True desertlinks layout designed by Richard Phelps. Gradual elevation changes over 200 feet make the course easily walkable. There are five teeing grounds on each hole; several have six. Visit the Club Restaurant or Brassie Lounge for fine food and entertainment. Sierra del Rio provides an excellent staff with Guy Wimberly, PGA, Victor Torres, Kelly Velarde, PGA and Henry Stetina, PGA. For hotel accomodations, Sierra del Rio is just minutes from it’s lodging partner, Elephant Butte Inn. Just off Interstate 25, Sierra del Rio is two hours south of Albuquerque and one hour north of Las Cruces.


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This championship golf course is eloquently laid out by world renowned architect Cal Olsen. Sonoma Ranch is delicately carved out of the southwest terrain. The golf course quietly rests above Mesilla Valley while the Organ Mountains loom just to the east of the golf community. Sonoma Ranch was voted the #1 Golf Course in

Sonoma Ranch Golf Club 1274 Golf Club Road Las Cruces, N.M. 88011 (575) 521-1818 www.sonomaranchgolf.com

Southern New Mexico, and it won a best new course nomination from Golf Digest in 2000 and holds a 3 ½ out of 4 star ranking in it’s Places to Play List. After your round of golf enjoy the hospitality of the award winning Sunset Grill, with it’s eclectic menu and extensive wine selection. Their service with a smile will keep you coming back again and again.

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Greens fees: $$ Cart included Junior and Senior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,169-7,028 yards Slope: 113-125 Rating: 67.1-72.1 Opened 2000

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Taos Country Club's modifed desert-links Taos Country Club 54 Golf Course Dr. Ranchos de Taos, N.M. 87557 (575) 758-7300 www.taoscountryclub.com Greens fees: $$ Cart extra Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,343-7,302 yards Slope 101-124 Rating 63.4-72.8 Opened 1992

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design has hosted top state professional and amateur championships. The course winds through sagebrush against the spectacular high-desert backdrop of the Sange de Cristo and Rocky Mountains. Bent-grass greens, blue grass fairways and fescue rough are bordered by knee-high sage. Practice facilities include 17,000 square feet of putting and chipping greens. Multiple tees accommodate all levels of golfers. The club's restaurant and bar serve a variety of cuisines and cocktails, and is an excellent full service event venue. Memberships to the club are available as well as the facility is open to the public. Convenient to Taos Plaza, the Rio Grande Gorge scenic overlook, whitewater rafting and Taos Ski Valley.


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Towa Golf Club, part of Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, just 15 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, is a modified desert-links course that runs along ridges against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Overlooking the Pojoaque Valley and studded with boulders, piñons and Cholla cactus, Towa features breathtaking views from every tee. TravelGolf.com describes Towa as having “all the ingredients for stardom in New Mexico.” Towa has New Mexico’s only island green. The current 27-hole configuration features nines designed by Hale Irwin and Bill Phillips. Within Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is the Hilton Santa Fe Resort & Spa. Also on-property are a Homewood Suites by Hilton and nine food and entertainment venues. The golf club is managed by Hilton and is part of the Hilton Golf Academy collection.

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Towa Golf Club 40 Buffalo Thunder Trail Pojoaque Pueblo, N.M. 87506 (505) 455-9000 www.buffalothunderresort.com/ santa-fe-golf. Greens fees: $$ Range balls included Cart included Senior discounts 27 holes Par 72 5,281-7,183 yards Slope 112-135 Rating 65.1-72.8 Opened 2002

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Desert links course and upscale sister course to

Twin Warriors Golf Club 1301 Tuyuna Trail Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. 87004 (505) 771-6155 www.twinwarriorsgolf.com Greens fees: $$$ Range balls included Cart included 18 holes Par 72 5,843-7,736 yards Slope: 125-130 Rating: 69.6-75.0 Opened 2001

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Santa Ana Golf Club. Broad resort-style landing areas. Superb conditioning. Hosted the Trans National, the nation’s oldest women’s amateur golf event, the New Mexico Open, and the 2003 and 2009 PGA of America’s PGA Professional National Championship. Was the venue for the 2008 Southwestern Amateur and stands as a qualifier sight for the U.S. Open. Co-located with the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel. Ranked by Golf Digest among the top Indian casino-owned golf courses in America. Ranked by Golf Digest among top 75 resort courses. No. 4 on GolfWeek’s Top 10 in New Mexico list. No. 50 in Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Golf Resorts in North America, The Caribbean, The Atlantic, Ireland & Scotland. Designed by Gary Panks. 25 minutes north of the Albuquerque airport.


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The UNM Championship Golf Course, a modified parkland design by Red Lawrence, is hilly but walkable. Huge multi-tiered greens, some 50 yards deep, mean getting on in regulation may not be enough. Considered the best playing conditions in the state. Ranked among the Top 10 collegiate courses in America and highly rated by Zagat. Hosted NCAA regional and national championships. PGA Tour players Tiger Woods, Tim Herron and Phil Mickelson played here as collegians. Ranked No. 10 on Golf Digest’s Top 10 in New Mexico. Has a first-rate practice range, two putting greens, chipping green and a full-size (par 11) 3-hole practice challenge course. 3 minutes from the airport and just a 7-iron from the rental-car facility. The perfect first stop for any New Mexico golf vacation.

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University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course 3601 University Blvd. SE Albuquerque, N.M. 87106 (505) 277-4546 www.unmgolf.com Greens fees: $$ Cart Included Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes Par 72 5,381-7,562 yards Slope: 128-134 Rating: 68.4-74.6 Opened 1967

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Lake Carlsbad

Golf Course Lake Carlsbad Golf Course 901 N. Muscatel Carlsbad, N.M. 88221 (575) 885-5444 www.lakecarlsbadgolfcourse.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Children under 12 play free 18 holes, Par 72 Par 3 executive course 5,322-6,512 yards Slope: 114-123 Rating: 68.2-70.4 Opened 1956

Painted Dunes Golf Course 12000 McCombs St. El Paso, T.X. 79934 (915) 821-2122 www.painteddunes.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 27 holes, Par 72 5,615-6,941 yards Slope: 116-134 Rating: 66.6-72.7 Opened 1991

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Lake Carlsbad’s 18-hole regulation course runs

through the hills east of the Pecos River and features tight fairways and plenty of changes in elevation that make it a challenging experience for players of all abilities. Panoramic views helped earn it a ranking as one of the Best Courses in Southeast New Mexico. The world-famous Carlsbad Cavern National Park is nearby.

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esigned by architects Ken Dye and Jeffrey Brauer, Painted Dunes has garnered accolades from Golf Digest, Texas Golfer, the USGA and the Dallas Morning News as one of the premier golf facilities in Texas and the Southwest. Undulating greens and rolling hills put a premium on shot-making and putting. The championship layout rewards individuals who can manage their golf game around penalties that await the overly aggressive player. Carved out of the Chihuahuan Desert, the East, West and North courses sit in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. Rated 4 1/2 stars by Fodor’s/Golf Digest “Best Places to Play Guide” in 2010-2011.


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The Raton Country Club & Golf Course, where the

public is always welcome, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with gorgeous views of majestic New Mexico mesas. Play within sight of wildlife, including deer, wild turkey and an occasional red fox. This parkland-style course is fun and challenging. Several fairways provide the long-distance bomber an opportunity to blast away, but be sure to bring your short game to score. Multiple tees create a unique 18-hole experience. Tee-times generally not required. Beginners welcome. A cool respite during summer heat. Just off Interstate 25 at Exit 451, then two miles west.

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estled between Cook’s Peak and the Florida Mountains, Rio Mimbres Country Club is named for the former residents of the area, the Mimbres Indians, who between 850 and 1150 A.D. made astonishingly beautiful pottery - before they myteriously disappeared. The course features Bermuda-grass fairways winding through native desert and some of the best-kept greens in the Southwest. The course has moderate elevation changes and is easily walked. Its adobe-style restaurant offers an ideal spot to relax after a round. Rio Mimbres is a semi-private course convenient to Interstate 10 and located on the outskirts of Deming, a friendly small town with plenty of charm.

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Raton Country Club & Golf Course 510 Country Club Rd. Raton, N.M. 87740 (575) 445-8113 www.exploreraton.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 9 holes, Par 35 or 36 Plays as 18 from multiple tees 5,250-6116 yards Slope: 103-111 Rating: 65-67.4 Opened 1919

Rio Mimbres Country Club 2500 East Pine Deming, N.M. 88030 (575) 546-9481 www.deminggolf.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Junior discounts 18 holes, Par 72 5,126-6,744 yards Slope: 114-120 Rating: 67.3-71.2

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Silver City Golf Course 9 Golf Course Dr. Silver City , N.M. 88061 (575) 538-5041 www.silvercity.org/golf.shtml Greens fees: $ Cart extra Senior, Junior discounts 18 holes, Par 72 5,240 - 6,237 yards Slope: 111-121 Rating: 65.1-69.5 Opened: 1965

White Sands Golf Course Bldg. 1338 White Sands Missile Range, N.M. 88002 (575) 678-1759 www.wsmrmwr.com Greens fees: $ Cart extra Senior discounts 9-plus, 18 from multiple holes Par 73 5,721-6,822 yards Slope: 117-123 Rating: 69.1-72.2 Opened 1961

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Silver City Golf Course surprises visitors with a

delightful tree-lined parkland layout running along lush creek bottomland several miles from Downtown. Silver City was a mining boom town during the 1890s and still has plenty of Victorian architecture in evidence. Although the course is relatively short, it takes discipline and good course management to score well. Silver City is the home course of Western New Mexico University’s golf teams. Good practice facilities. Tough greens. Easily walkable. Convenient to plenty of affordable lodging, antiquing and shopping.

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t the base of the majestic Organ Mountains, White Sands is one of the best-kept secrets in the Southwest. PGA Tour Winner Rich Beem holds the course record at 63. With 11 holes and 18 tee boxes, layers use multiple tees and swap out two holes on each nine to play an 18-hole course. Rated “The Best Nine Holes” in the Sun Country PGA Section. Fast greens. Good practice facilities. On White Sands Missile Range, a U.S. military base, but open to the public. Proof of insurance and vehicle registration required. Closed Mondays. Allow extra time for base entry. 20 miles northeast of Las Cruces.


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GETTING TO NEW MEXICO:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

New Mexico is easy to get to by air, with airline service to Albuquerque and El Paso, TX by Southwest, American, Northwest, United, U.S. Airways, Frontier, Great Lakes, Delta, Mesa, Continental and Aero Mexico.

All Major rent-a-car companies serve the Albuquerque International Sunport and El Paso International Airport. A city-run shuttle bus operates continuously between the airport arrivals and departures levels and the rental-car pickup/return center, less than 5 minutes away. Albuquerque is conveniently located in the middle of the state. For travelers to Las Cruces and some Southern New Mexico cities, El Paso, Texas, may be the closest airport. AMTRAK has a cross-country service through Albuquerque, and three interstate highways, I-40, I-10 and I-25, crisscross the state. The wide-open, uncrowded secondary highways of New Mexico make getting from town to town a breeze by car. Many stretches of the Interstate highways in New Mexico are posted at 70 and 75 miles an hour. Most secondary road speeds are posted at 55 and 65. Most new Mexico golf courses are served by two- and four-lane highways. Driving distances to Albuquerque from major U.S. cities: Amarillo, Texas ....................... 288 Chicago ................................ 1,347 Dallas ....................................... 654 Denver ..................................... 440 Detroit .................................. 1,596 El Paso, Texas .......................... 237 Houston ................................... 874 Kansas City ............................. 784 Los Angeles ............................. 804 Las Vegas, Nev. ....................... 578 Midland, Texas ....................... 425 Oklahoma City ....................... 551 Omaha, Neb. ........................... 991 Phoenix .................................... 467 Tucson ..................................... 498 Tulsa ......................................... 650 St. Louis ................................ 1,039 Salt Lake City .......................... 625 San Antonio, Texas ................ 810 San Diego ................................ 906

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Driving distances from selected cities to Las Cruces: Dallas ....................................... 684 Denver ..................................... 670 El Paso, Texas ............................ 46 Houston ................................... 791 Kansas City .......................... 1,006 Los Angeles ............................. 761 Midland, Texas ....................... 351 Oklahoma City ....................... 652 Phoenix .................................... 467 Tucson ..................................... 389 Tulsa ......................................... 759

Driving distances from selected cities in Mexico to Albuquerque:

(in kilometers) Cd. Juarez ................................ 430 Cd. de Mexico Distrito Federal...... 2,627 Leon ...................................... 1,867 Chihuahua ............................... 755 Monterrey ............................ 1,538 Guadalajara .......................... 1,980

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF ALL GOLF COURSES IN

New Mexico and El Paso

The following is a listing of every golf course in New Mexico and El Paso Area, with the number of holes in brackets and the region of the state in parentheses. Some courses with “country club” in their name are public or semi-private and are open to the public. With prior arrangement, some private courses offer access to the public or offer reciprocity to members of other private clubs. Call for details. Some courses listed are on military reservations [M] and access to them may be limited to military, retired military or government employees. Call for details. NEW MEXICO GOLF COURSES Albuquerque Country Club [18] (Central) 601 Laguna Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-247-4111 Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club [18] (Southeast) P.O. Box 168 #1 Country Club Dr. Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4232 Angel Fire Resort Golf Course [18] (North) P.O. Box 130 100 Country Club Drive Angel Fire, NM 87710 575-377-3055 800-633-7463 Anthony Country Club [18] (South) 2100 Country Club Lane Anthony, NM 88021 575-882-2723 Apache Mesa [9] (South) 151 West Gate Ave. Building 761 Holloman Air Force Base, NM 88330 575-572-3574 Arroyo del Oso Municipal [18] (Central) 7001 Osuna Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-884-7505

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Artesia Country Club [18] (Southeast) 26th & Richey Ave. Artesia, NM 88210 575-746-6732

Conchas Dam State Park [9] (East) P.O. Box 905 Conchas Dam, NM 88416 575-868-2203

Black Mesa Golf Course [18] (North) 115 State Rd. 399 La Mesilla, NM 87532 505-747-8946

Coyote del Malpais Golf Course [18] (West) 2001 George Hanosh Blvd. Grants, NM 87020 505-285-5544

Chamisa Hills Country Club [27] (Central) 500 Country Club Dr. Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-896-5017

Cree Meadows Country Club [18] (Southeast) 301 Country Club Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-5815

Civitan Golf Course [9] (Northwest) 220 N. Dustin Farmington, NM 87401 505-599-1194

Desert Greens Golf Course [18] (Central) 10035 Country Club Ln. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-7001

Clayton Municipal [9] (Northeast) P.O. Box 4 Clayton, NM 88415 575-447-0090 Chaparral Country Club [18] (Southeast) 1300 Colonial Pkwy. Clovis, NM 88101 575-762-4775 Clovis Municipal [9] (Southeast) 1200 N. Norris St. Clovis, NM 88101 575-769-7871

Desert Lakes Municipal [18] (South) 2351 Hamilton Rd. Alamogordo, NM 88310 575-437-0290 Dos Lagos Golf Club [18] (South) P.O. Box 2700 1150 Duffer Ln. Anthony, NM 88021 575-882-2830 Eunice Municipal [18] (Southeast) P.O. Box 879 9434 S. State 8 Highway Eunice, NM 88231 575-394-2881


Reservations: 800-346-5319 Four Hills Country Club [18] (Central) 911 Four Hills Rd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87123 505-296-1122 Fox Run Golf Course [18] (West) 1109 Susan Ave. Gallup, NM 87301 505-863-9224 Gene Torres New Mexico Highlands University [9] (North) 2188 8th St. Las Vegas, NM 87701 505-425-7711

Ladera Municipal [18] (Central) 3401 Ladera Dr. NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 505-836-4449 Lake Carlsbad Golf Facility [18] (Southeast) 901 North Muscatel Carlsbad, NM 88220 575-885-5444 Las Campanas [36] (North) 132 Clubhouse Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-995-3594

Hidden Valley Golf Course [18] (Northwest) 29 County Rd. 3025 Aztec, NM 87410 505-334-3248

Las Cruces Country Club [18] (South) P.O. Box 876 2700 N. Main St. Las Cruces, N 88004 575-526-8731

Hobbs Country Club [18] (Southeast) 5001 W. Carlsbad Nwy. Hobbs, NM 88240 575-393-5212

Links at Sierra Blanca [18] (Southeast) 105 Sierra Blanca Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-5330

Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course [18] (Southeast) Route4/287Carrizozo Canyon Rd. Mescalero, NM 88340 575-464-7941 800-545-9011

The Lodge at Cloudcroft [9] (Southeast) 607Corona Pl. Cloudcroft, NM 88317 575-682-2098

Innsbrook Village Country Club 146 Geneva Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345 505-258-3589 Isleta Eagle Golf Course [27] (Central) 4001 Hwy. 47 SE Isleta Pueblo, NM 87105 505-848-1900 800-747-5382 Jal Country Club [9] (Southeast) North Thrid St. Jal, NM 88352 575-395-2330 Kokopelli Club [18] (Southeast) 1200 High Mesa Road Alto, New Mexico 88312 505-336-1818

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Los Alamos Golf Course [18] (North) 4250 Diamond Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544 505-662-8139 Los Altos Municipal [18] (Central) 9717 Copper St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87123 505-298-1897 Lovington Country Club [18] (Southeast) East Star Route, Box 6 1227 S. Country Club Dr. Lovington, NM 88260 575-396-6619 Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe [18] (North) 205 Caja del Rio Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-955-4400

New Mexico Military Institute [18] (Southeast) 201 West 19th St. Roswell, NM 88201 575-622-6033 New Mexico State University [18] (South) 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88011 575-646-3219 New Mexico Tech University [18] (Central) 801 Leroy Pl. Socorro, NM 87801 575-835-5335 Ocotillo Park Golf Course [18] (Southeast) P.O. Box 146 5001 Jack Gomez Blvd. Hobbs, NM 88240 575-397-9297 The Outlaw at Alto Lakes Country Club [18] (Southeast) 1 Country Club Dr. Alto, NM 88312 575-336-1111 Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club [18] (Central) 1 Clubhouse Dr. Sandia Park, NM 87047 505-281-6000 1-866-898-5987 Pendaries Golf Club [18] (North) P.O. Box 820 Rociada, NM 87742 505-425-3561 Picacho Hills Country Club [18] (South) 6861 Via Campestre Las Cruces, NM 88007 575-523-8641 Pinon Hills Golf Course [18] (Northwest) 2101 Sunrise Pkwy Farmington, NM 87401 505-326-6066 Ponderosa Pines [9] (Southeast) 878 Cox Canyon Hwy. Cloudcroft, NM 88317 575-682-2995

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Portales Country Club [9] (Southeast) 523A Roosevelt Rd. Portales, NM 88130 575-356-8943

San Juan Country Club [18] (Northwest) 5775 Country Club Rd. Farmington, NM 87402 505-327-4451

Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course [18] (Central) 5200 Cochiti Hwy. Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87083 505-465-2230

Sandia Golf Club [18] (Central) 30 Rainbow Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87113 505-798-3990

Puerto del Sol Municipal [9] (Central) 1800 Girard St. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-265-5636 Quail Run Country Club [9] (North) 3101 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-986-2200 800-548-6990 Rainmakers Golf Club [18] (Southeast) 164 Rainmakers Dr. Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4653

Santa Ana Golf Club [27] (Central) 288 Prairie Star Rd. Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 505-897-9464 Santa Fe Country Club [18] (North) P.O. Box 28125 1000 Country Club Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87592 505-471-0601 Santa Teresa Country Club [18] (South) 75 Feather Moon Dr. Santa Teresa, NM 88008 575-874-4708

Raton Municipal [9] (Northeast) 510 Country Club Rd. Raton, NM 87740 575-445-8113

Sierra del Rio Golf Club[18] (South) 101 Clubhouse Rd. Elephant Butte, NM 87935 575-744-4653

Rio Mimbres Country Club [18] (Southwest) 2500 East Pine St. Deming, NM 88030 575-546-9481

Silver City Golf Course [18] (Southwest) 9 Golf Course Dr. Silver City, NM 88061 575-538-5041

Riverside Country Club [18] (Southeast) 1700 W. Orchard Ln. Carlsbad, NM 88220 575-885-4253

Sonoma Ranch Golf Course [18] (South) 1274 Golf Club Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88011 575-521-1818

Riverview Golf Course [18] (Northwest) 64 County Road. 6520 Kirtland, NM 87417 505-598-0140

Spring River Golf Course [18] (Southeast) 1612 West 8th St. Roswell, NM 88201 575-622-9506

Roswell Country Club [9] (Southeast) 2601 N. Urton St. Roswell, NM 88201 575-622-2050

Tanoan Country Club [27] (Central) 10801 Academy Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 505-822-0433

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Taos Country Club [18] (North) 54 Golf Course Dr. Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557 575-336-4231 Tierra del Sol [18] (Central) 1000 Golf Course Rd. Belen, NM 87002 505-864-1000 Tijeras Arroyo [18] (Central) Bldg. 28054 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 87117 505-846-1169 Timberon Country Club [18] (South) 1 Marsh Valley Rd. Timberon, NM 88350 575-987-2260 Towa Golf Resort [27] (North) 40 Buffalo Thunder Trail Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-455-9000 Truth or Cosequences Municipal [9] (South) 685 Marie St. T or C, NM 87901 575-894-2603 Tucumcari Golf Course [9] (East) 4465 County Rd. 66 Tucumcari, NM 88401 575-461-1849 Twelve Shores at Ute Lake Ranch [18] (East) 7509 Eagle Dr. Tucumcari, NM 88401 877-883-5253 575-403-7177 Twin Warriors Golf Club [18] (Central) 1301 Tuyuna Trail Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 505-771-6155 University of New Mexico North Course [9] (Central) 2201 Tucker Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87131 505-277-4146


Reservations: 800-346-5319 University of New Mexico Championship [18] (Central) 3601 University Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87131 505-277-4546 Valle del Sol Golf Course [9] (Southeast) 6634 Nwy. 380 Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-2770 Valle Escondido [9] (North) U.S. Hwy. 64 28 Log Rd. Taos, NM 87506 575-758-3475 Whispering Winds [9] (Southeast) 105 Olds Dr. Cannon Air Force Base, NM 88103 575-784-2800 White Sands Golf Course [9] (South) Bldg. 1330 White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002 575-678-1759 Zuni Mountain [9] (West) 1523 Horizon Blvd. Milan, NM 87020 505-287-9239

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EL PASO AREA GOLF COURSES Ascarate Municipal Golf Course [27] 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX 79905-5500 (915) 772-7381 Butterfield Trail Golf Club [18] 1858 Cottonwoods El Paso, TX 79906 915- 772-1031 Coronado Country Club [18] 1044 Broadmoor Dr. El Paso, TX 79912-2099 915-584-3841 Desert East Driving Range 1351 N. Lee Trevino Dr. El Paso, TX 79936 915-591-4653

Lonestar Golf Course [18] 1510 Hawkins Boulevard El Paso, TX 79925 915- 591-4927 Painted Dunes [27] 12000 McCombs St. El Paso, TX 79934 915-821-2122 Underwood Golf Complex [36] 3200 Coe Ave, Bldg. 3191 El Paso, TX 79904 915-562-2066/1273 Vista Hills Country Club [18] 2210 Trawood El Paso, TX 79935 915-592-3535

El Paso Country Club [18] 5000 Country Club Place El Paso, TX 79922 915-584-1111 Emerald Springs Golf Course [18] 16000 Ashford St. El Paso, TX 79927-6420 915-852-9110

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Above Albuquerque’s annual International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest hot air ballooning event, photo by New Mexico Tourism Department, Dan Monaghan. Far Right Northern New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch is full of colorful scenery that surprises and delights visitors. This is the landscape that inspired famed painter Georgia O’Keeffe, photo by New Mexico Tourism Department, Jim Stein. Right Each July Taos Pueblo hosts a Pow Wow that attracts Native American dancers from tribes all across the country, photo by New Mexico Tourism Department, Mike Stauffer.

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EXPERIENCE ENJOY EXPLORE PLAY

New Mexico

For golfers, non-golfing spouses and

families, there are loads of things to do in New Mexico after your round. Prowl the art galleries and shops of Santa Fe or Taos, or head toward Farmington to explore the mystery of the ancient Anasazi Indians. In Albuquerque, check out a baseball game at Isotopes Park, visit the sharks and rays at the Albuquerque BioPark or take a ride on the Tramway to the top of Sandia Peak, a 10,600-foot mountain. Continued on next page

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New Mexico

Up north, in Chama, by the Colorado

border, hop a narrow-gauge steam train for a day trip and picnic into the alpine meadows of Southern Colorado. Explore the wilds of white water rafting on the Rio Grande near Taos or enjoy the fly fishing splendors.

Down South, in Las Cruces, check out

the secret to spiciness at the Chile Institute, or enjoy a cerveza on the old Mesilla Plaza. To the west, in Silver City, Victorian antiques, ancient Indian cliff dwellings and the Gila Wilderness wait to be explored. To the southeast, in Roswell, a UFO museum commemorates the account of the famous 1947 Roswell space-ship crash. Down the road in Carlsbad, explore the cool depths of the world-famous Carlsbad Caverns.

New Mexico is such a diverse state,

you’d be hard-pressed to explore everything in the course of multiple visits. There’s something for everyone in New Mexico.

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Top The Sandia Peak Tramway, by Dan Monaghan. Middle Left Carlsbad Caverns National Park, by Dan Monaghan. Middle Right New Mexican Feast, by Dan Monaghan. Bottom Chama River, by James Orr. All photos by New Mexico Tourism Department. Left Page White Sands National Monument just outside Alamogordo, in southern New Mexico, photo by New Mexico Tourism Department, James Orr.

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POPULAR “NEW MEXICAN”

Events &

GATHERING OF NATIONS NATIVE AMERICAN POWWOW

When: Late April Where: Albuquerque, N.M. www.gatheringofnations.com 800-955-HOWL ROSWELL UFO FESTIVAL

When: Early July Where: Roswell, N.M. www.ufofestivalroswell.com 888-ROS-FEST HATCH CHILE FESTIVAL

Fly Fishing in the Rio Grande

Photo by: “New Mexico Tourism Department”, Mike Stauffer

When: Early September Where: Hatch, N.M. www.hatchchilefest.com 575-267-5483 ALL-AMERICAN FUTURITY QUARTER HORSE RACING

When: Early September Where: Ruidoso Downs, N.M. www.ruidosodownsracing.com 505-378-4431 THE WHOLE ENCHILADA FESTIVAL

When: Late September Where: Las Cruces, N.M. www.enchiladafiesta.com 575-526-1938

UFO Museum, Roswell, NM

Photo by: “New Mexico Tourism Department”, Dan Monaghan

SANTA FE WINE & CHILE FIESTA

When: Late September Where: Santa Fe, N.M. www.santafewineandchile.org 505-438-8060 ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA

When: Early October Where: Albuquerque, N.M. www.balloonfiesta.com 888-422-7277

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Activities FORT SUMNER

Site of Billy the Kid’s Grave. Where: Fort Sumner, N.M. www.ftsumnerchamber.com 575-355-2942 CARLSBAD CAVERNS

Where: Carlsbad, N.M. http://www.nps.gov/cave 575-785-2232 CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo by: “New Mexico Tourism Department”, Dan Monaghan

Where: San Juan County www.nps.gov/chcu/ 505-786-7014 SANDIA PEAK TRAMWAY

World’s longest tramway! Where: Albuquerque, N.M. www.sandiapeak.com 505-856-6419 WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Where: Between Alamogordo and Las Cruces www.nps.gov/whsa 575-679-2599 Santa Fe Plaza

Photo by: “New Mexico Tourism Department”, Dan Monaghan

SANTA FE PLAZA

Where: Santa Fe, N.M. www.santafe.org 800-777-2489 ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES

Minor League Baseball Team Where: Albuquerque, N.M. www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t342 505-924-BALL STATEWIDE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Pecos Wilderness, outside Santa Fe, NM

• Hiking • Skiing

• Fishing • Rafting

Photo by: “New Mexico Tourism Department”, James Orr

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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa 1300 Tuyuna Trail Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. 87004 (800) 55-Hyatt tamaya.hyatt.com Lodging Rates: $$-$$$ Discover Tamaya Tamaya…a quiet and special place Located between Santa Fe and Albuquerque, each inch of this New Mexico retreat reflects and infuses the rich history and culture of the Tamayame. The luxurious pueblo-style guestrooms marry traditional Native American designs created with natural materials with the modern comforts and pampering amenities that have won numerous accolades year-after-year. You will enjoy a fascinating combination of old and new in the endless activities on the Santa Ana Pueblo. Play golf at Twin Warriors Golf Club, our nationally ranked course. Award-winning Director of Instruction, Sandy Lemon, LPGA and PGA offers private/semiprivate lessons, golf clinics and schools, playing lessons and club fitting at the private teaching area and learning center. Relax in the nationally acclaimed Tamaya Mist Spa while enjoying unique services that utilize local ingredients; take a thrilling hot-air balloon ride over the Sandia mountains; learn rodeo techniques or go for a serene horseback ride along the Rio Grande; or immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture during complimentary activities such as pueblo-style bread making, Adobe brick-making and nature walks in the picturesque Cottonwood Bosque. From memorable golf outings with unique team-building offerings to incredible family vacations featuring one-of-a-kind activities, you'll find this top New Mexico destination an adventure to treasure.

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Elephant Butte Inn 401 Hwy. 195 Elephant Butte, N.M. 87935 (575) 744-5431 www.elephantbutteinn.com Lodging Rates: $-$$

An enchanting retreat from the ordinary, Elephant Butte Inn and Spa is nestled in the midst of the pristine desert of New Mexico. Minutes from Elephant Butte Lake, there are picturesque views from the Inn and the Ivory Spa and Salon. The Inn also features the Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, conference facilities for group events and a gift shop. They offer AAA, AARP, and have government, military and corporate rates. Amenities include: free wi fi internet access, complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated swimming pool, a business center and “pet friendly� rooms. Elephant Butte Inn and Sierra del Rio Golf Course offer several different stay and play golf packages. Two hours south of Albuquerque and one hour north of Las Cruces.

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Tamaya... a quiet and special place. Nestled beneath the majestic Sandia Mountains, near Santa Fe, there’s a place where old legends meet modern luxury. On the banks of the Rio Grande within the ancient lands of the Native American Pueblo of Santa Ana, this pet friendly golf and spa resort offers luxurious amenities and beautiful natural surroundings with an ideal year-round climate. A place where 800-year-old archaeological sites embrace Twin Warriors, a nationally ranked championship golf club. Worries evaporate in a ceremonial-style kiva pool or a colorful hot air balloon. A place where natural ingredients of the earth nurture your mind and body at Tamaya Mist, an award winning, full service spa. This place is Tamaya. Discover Tamaya in celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary. Book your next vacation at the culturally unique Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. AAA Top Family Destination

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