10 Best Golf Courses In New Mexico, USA – Updated 2022

White Sands National Park, Bandelier National Monument, and Chaco Culture National Historical Park are some of New Mexico’s most-visited gems. The region has every mark of Native American culture. During your visit here, you may check out museums and galleries, soak in its mineral springs, and stand in awe at its soaring mountains. A trip to New Mexico is not complete without touring its capital city, Santa Fe. It is home to some of the most breathtaking golf courses in the world. With the region enjoying over 300 days of sunshine annually, you can easily see why people never get tired of golf. Read on to know more about the ten best golf courses in New Mexico, USA.

1. Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe

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Posted by Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe features an 18-hole championship golf course. It also has a nine-hole executive fondly referred to as “I got off.” The golf course admits people of all ages, both young and old. Within the course is a panoramic view of the mountains and a scenic desert landscape comprising Sangre de Cristos, Sandia Mountains, and Ortiz. The course has 35 stations, amenities, practice greens, vegetative cover, and a party area. The facility is located eight miles west of New Mexico in an area with all-round four-season weather, which is ideal for golfing. It is nestled within pinon, juniper, and cottonwood trees. While on the course, you may come across jackrabbits, coyotes, and owls.

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course

Address: 205 Caja Del Rio Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506, United States

Website: Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm (daily)

Rates: From 3 – 780 USD

2. Rockwind Community Links

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Posted by Rockwind Golf Association on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rockwind Community Links golf is a 27-hole facility. It comprises an 18-hole course for championships and a 9-hole par-3 course for short games. It also has a host of other areas, including short-game areas and a practice range. Regardless of your handicap, enthusiasm, or desire to learn, Rockwind has the resources. The public facility has an open area where you can hold events, outdoor seating spaces, picnic areas, and scenic viewpoints. A 5-acre lake (2.02 hectares) adorns the scenic golf course. Rockwind caters to the needs of experienced golfers, beginners, individuals with disabilities as well as families seeking a weekend outing. Non-golfers will find the landscape an appealing way to connect with nature.

Rockwind Community Links

Address: 5001 Jack Gomez Blvd, Hobbs, NM 88240, United States

Website: Rockwind Community Links

Opening hours: Wed – Mon: 7am – 8pm (closed on Tue)

Rates: From 1 – 30 USD

3. Piñon Hills Golf Course

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Posted by Pinon Hills Golf Course on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Piñon Hills Golf Course is a perfect example of a desert landscape turned into a legendary facility for professional golfers. It is a seven-hole facility located in New Mexico. New golfers can learn from the first program covering golfing aspects such as etiquette, and other aspects that make this beautiful game enjoyable. Besides, the course has a green area where visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and snacks such as cheeseburgers, burritos, and chili. Tee times are arranged so that visitors will find them preferable, with all aspects that you would expect to find in a hotel.

Piñon Hills Golf Course

Address: 2101 Sunrise Pkwy, Farmington, NM 87401, United States

Website: Piñon Hills Golf Course

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm (daily)

Rates: From 4 – 250 USD

4. Sierra Del Rio Golf Course

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Posted by Sierra del Rio Golf Course on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sierra Del Rio Golf Course is one of New Mexico’s best sporting facilities. It comprises an 18-hole course with numerous challenge aspects that golfers of all skill levels will find enticing. The area experiences more than 350 days of sunshine annually. Teeing and putting in the sun makes golf fun, and you can play here for hours. In the vicinity is the Turtleback mountain, where the Turtleback Mountain Resort stands. Thanks to the lush landscape, golfers can hone their skills whenever they wish. The greens feature a vast expanse of well-manicured grass, pools, and natural vegetation. Outside the course is a landscape dotted with beautiful luxury homes.

Sierra Del Rio Golf Course

Address: 101 Clubhouse Rd, Elephant Butte, NM 87935, United States

Website: Sierra Del Rio Golf Course

Opening hours: 7am – 5pm (daily)

Rates: From 5 – 3,375 USD

5. Towa Golf Resort

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Posted by Towa Golf Club on Friday, August 28, 2020

Towa Golf Resort is a nine-hole course set in the extraordinarily beautiful scenery. It lies 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Santa Fe. Other than its scenic beauty, the course’s greens are designed to utilize the topography. New Mexico has natural vegetation cover and rock formations that are unique to the region. The causeway features a mix of grasses, including native grasses, fescue wraps, ryegrass, and bluegrass native to Kentucky. All the courses feature an elevation design that changes from one hole to the next, making playing on these areas a challenge that every golfer would admire.

Towa Golf Club

Address: 40 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506, United States

Website: Towa Golf Club

Opening hours: 8am – 5pm (daily)

Rates: From 39 – 49 USD

6. New Mexico Tech Golf Course

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New Mexico Tech Golf Course is an 18-hole golf facility located 73 miles (117 kilometers) south of Albuquerque. The course features tree-lined fairways and panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley. Other than playing on the greens, golfers can enjoy scenic views of a mountain in the backdrop. Besides, the course has plenty of trees and beautifully designed water features. Appealing surroundings make it so easy for you to get lost in the view. In such a backdrop, every golf lover will admit that playing accurately here is possible. Existing golf facilities include the putting green, driving range, and a chipping green with a sand trap. When not playing golf, you can enjoy the entertainment outdoors.

New Mexico Tech Golf Course

Address: 1 Canyon Rd, Socorro, NM 87801, United States

Website: New Mexico Tech Golf Course

Opening hours: Wed – Fri: 7:30am – 6:30pm; Sat: 7am – 5pm; Sun: 7am – 6:30pm; Mon: 9am – 6:30pm (closed on Tue)

Rates: From 2 – 1582 USD

7. Taos Country Club

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Taos Country Club is an 18-hole golf facility that is also open to members of the public. The scenery is dotted with an array of landscapes amidst the desert topography. Beyond the greens is a panoramic view of the mountains, which makes playing golf in this area enjoyable. The design comprises back tees or gently rolling terrain coupled with sets of tees that every golfer will find enjoyable. Taos Country Club has beautiful, well-manicured grounds providing the right settings for weddings, parties, and banquets. At the facility is a Terrace Restaurant with amazing views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountains and Tales Valley.

Taos Country Club

Address: 54 Golf Course Dr, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557, United States

Website: Taos Country Club

Opening hours: 9am – 6:30pm (daily)

Rates: From 5 – 71 USD

8. Angel Fire Resort Golf Course

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Posted by Angel Fire Resort on Monday, October 4, 2021

Angel Fire Resort Golf Course is open all year round. It features amenities such as a state-of-the-art Clubhouse and an environment-friendly golf green. Besides, the course has its staff instructor available all the time. There is also space, both indoors and outdoors, where you can hold your events and meetings. It also has a fitness center that offers classes and provides guests with modern training facilities. For wine lovers, the golf course has a private wine room that stores over 2000 bottles of the most exceptional wine you can find in the region. Diners will also enjoy sitting on the patio of the Grand Hall, where they can enjoy barbecues and drinks from the restaurant and an upscale bar. The facility also features an indoor swimming pool.

Angel Fire Resort Golf Course

Address: 10 Country Club Dr, Angel Fire, NM 87710, United States

Website: Angel Fire Resort Golf Course

Opening hours: 7am – 5pm (daily)

Rates: From 15 – 120 USD

9. Paako Ridge Golf Club

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Posted by Paako Ridge Golf Club on Friday, June 17, 2022

Paako Ridge Golf Club is one of the best and challenging golf courses in New Mexico. It is a 27-hole public golf course located at elevations of 7000 feet (2133 meters) in the Sandia Mountains. However, the public status will transition to a membership-based offering in 2021. The scenery from the surrounding hilltops makes the transition from one hole to the next enjoyable. It is highly memorable due to the surrounding hilltops dotted with ponderosa, juniper, and pinon trees. The unforgiving desert terrain makes the challenge of retrieving stray tee shots unforgettable. The course has abundant bunkers with generous greens that will reward you with the best golf experience. Every golf course has a signature due to a mountain range acting as a backdrop.

Paako Ridge Golf Club

Address: 1 Club House Dr, Sandia Park, NM 87047, United States

Website: Paako Ridge Golf Club

Opening hours: 8am – 6:30pm (daily)

Price: From 160 – 200 USD

10. Cochiti Golf Club

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Posted by Cochiti Golf Club on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole course that is also open to the public. Its location between Santa Fe and Albuquerque makes it convenient for a golfer or tourist. The course has a beautiful layout set on high terrain. There are practice facilities for both experienced and amateur golfers. A shop for golfing apparel and equipment is also on site. Cochiti has a driving range with a PGA staff available in case you need them. Before or after a round of golf, you can enjoy breakfast, which consists of coffee and burritos at the bar and grill stop. While at it, enjoy scenic views from the bar and grill window. You can also catch up with sports programming from the flat-screen TVs. For golf convenience, you can book your tee times in groups of two or more with seven-day advance notification.

Cochiti Golf Club

Address: 5200 Cochiti Highway, Cochiti Lake, NM 87083, United States

Website: Cochiti Golf Club

Rates: From 35 – 69 USD

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Whether you are in town for a championship or merely visiting, these 10 best golf courses in New Mexico, USA, will leave you craving for more. Their designs, viewing points, grass fairways, and vast greenery is unmatched. You need not be a golfer to appreciate the surrounding beauty. As you tee off, you will marvel at the stunning landscape, take on the challenge, and cherish the memories.

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