Best Golf Courses in Albuquerque

I don’t know the first thing about golf in what my kids call “Albuquerque he’s my turkey.”  But one of our writers has a close friend that lives there.  He’s visited a number of times and sampled some of the golf.

From what he’s said, and what you guys have suggested, it sounds like there’s some quality options to say the least. 

One thing that is apparent, however, is that the food and culture need to be experienced by any red-blooded American.  If you like a little smoke and spice in your food and western adventure, Albuquerque has it all in spades. 

So, before I start browsing the interwebs for hot sauce, let’s get going.

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Sandia Golf Club

Sandia Golf Club
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If you’re a keen golfer seeking a challenging and scenic experience, Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque is a must-visit destination. Designed by Scott Miller and opened in 2005, this course offers an unparalleled golfing experience in the heart of New Mexico. Stretching to 7,752 yards from the back tees, it presents a formidable challenge to even the most seasoned golfers. The green complexes are known for their complexity, featuring large undulations that demand strategic putting. If you’re a first-time player at Sandia Golf Club, using a yardage book is highly recommended to navigate the course effectively.

Beyond the exceptional golfing experience, Sandia Golf Club also offers a range of amenities to enhance your visit. The breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Sandia Mountains make this one of the most scenic courses you’ll ever play. Not to mention, the club provides access to a casino, a world-class hotel, and various dining options, ensuring that your visit is nothing short of extraordinary.

 

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Paradise Hills Golf Course

Paradise Hills Golf Course
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Paradise Hills Golf Course offers a picturesque and enjoyable golfing experience for players of all skill levels in Albuquerque. As the only privately owned golf course in the area, it provides an upscale facility with affordable green fees.

The traditional layout is characterized by tree-lined fairways and a diverse range of holes, catering to both long and short-game enthusiasts. The moderately flat course presents a unique challenge with lengthy distances between greens and tees, adding an element of strategy to each round.

With its upscale amenities and accessible fees, Paradise Hills Golf Course stands out as an exceptional option for golfers seeking a memorable experience in Albuquerque. When visiting, you can expect a welcoming atmosphere and well-maintained grounds that make for an enjoyable day on the green.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the diverse golf courses in Albuquerque, starting with the unique and enjoyable Paradise Hills Golf Course.

 

 

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Santa Ana Golf Club

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As you explore the diverse golf courses in Albuquerque, the Santa Ana Golf Club stands out as one of the best public tracks in New Mexico, offering 27 holes with mix-and-match options and stunning views along the banks of the Rio Grande River.

Santa Ana Golf Club is renowned for its world-class golf experience set in the high desert. The course features a challenging layout, where players must adjust their swing to accommodate the windy conditions, adding an extra layer of complexity to the game.

The club’s 27 holes provide ample opportunities for players to test their skills and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Notably, Santa Ana Golf Club hosted the 2009 PGA National Championship, further solidifying its reputation as a top-tier golf destination.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking for a challenge or a casual player seeking a memorable round, Santa Ana Golf Club offers an exceptional golfing experience that showcases the unique beauty and excitement of golf in the high desert.

 

   

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Twin Warriors Golf Club

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Nestled amidst the captivating high-desert landscape, Twin Warriors Golf Club offers a unique blend of links and target golf, providing an unforgettable experience for players of all skill levels. This new course is carefully routed around ancient cultural sites, offering a stunning view of the majestic Sandia Mountains.

As you tee off, the panoramic vistas of the desert and mountains create a beautiful backdrop for your game. The club’s Southwest-inspired food is highly recommended, allowing you to savor the local flavors and immerse yourself in the region’s culture.

Twin Warriors Golf Club’s layout is reminiscent of courses in Central Oregon, making it a standout destination for golf enthusiasts. The club also provides first-rate lodging, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay for visitors.

With its blend of stunning scenery, challenging course layout, and excellent amenities, it’s no wonder that Twin Warriors Golf Club has been recognized as one of the best by Golf Digest.

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Albuquerque Country Club

Albuquerque Country Club
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Located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, the classic Albuquerque Country Club, established in 1914, offers an enjoyable and challenging golfing experience on its well-maintained private course.

The straightforward layout with small and sloped greens requires strategic thinking around the greens, offering a test for golfers of all levels.

Highly recommended by all accounts, Albuquerque Country Club is known for its rich history, scenic beauty, and well-maintained facilities. The course’s affiliation with the University of New Mexico provides an added layer of prestige and significance to the golfing experience.

With an average rating of 4.0, it stands as one of the top-rated golf courses in the area. Its central location makes it convenient for both locals and visitors.

The Rio, Eagle Golf, Hills Golf, and Ridge Golf are all within easy reach of the club, allowing for a comprehensive golfing experience in the Albuquerque area.

Albuquerque Country Club’s timeless appeal and quality service make it a standout choice for golf enthusiasts.

Conclusion

I’ll admit it.  I feel more than a little guilty that I haven’t made the trip to play golf in Albuquerque when I live right next door in Phoenix.  To be fair, next door means hundreds of miles of high speeds on the Interstate.  Our states do share a border though.

I’m not going to use that as an excuse.  I need to go.  Our writer raves about not only the golf here, but the people, culture, food, scenery, and overall experience.

And golf here is more than affordable.  Don’t tell my wife, but I’m going to sneak away for “work” here soon.  Deal?

As always, your input and participation make this Golfer’s Authority world go around.  My sincerest thanks.

If you have additional thoughts about golf in town my kids think is the name of our Thanksgiving meal, please let me know in the comments below.

  

  

  

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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