New Mexico is known for its scenic golf courses that include mountains, lakes, rivers, and the desert. We think that 2017 should be the year that you decide to experience the best of them. Here are our six favorite public golf courses in New Mexico. Enjoy!


Visit These 6 Incredible Golf Courses In New Mexico In 2017


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1. Cochiti Golf Club

Located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico, the Cochiti Golf Club has beautiful views of the mountains and desert. The 18-hole course is open to the public and includes a pro shop, practice facilities, driving range, and a restaurant called the Stone Kiva Bar & Grill. Cochiti Golf Club is often used for large events such as weddings and corporate outings because of its beautiful scenery.

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2. Piñon Hills Golf Course

Highly rated in Golfweek Magazine and Golf Digest Magazine, Piñon Hills Golf Course is considered to be one of the top public golf courses in the country. Piñon Hills Golf Course hosts a number of different tournaments every year, such as the Piñon Hills Classic. The course also has The Grill on the Hill, which has snacks, breakfast, drinks, and lunch options.

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3. Twin Warriors Golf Club

The 18-hole course at the Twin Warriors Golf Club weaves through 20 cultural sites and has gorgeous views of the Sandia Mountains. The course has been featured in numerous publications, including PGA Guide to Travel, Golf World, and Golf Travel & Leisure, and has hosted various large events, including the U.S. Open Qualifier for seven years in a row.

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4. Sandia Golf Club

Overlooking the Sandia Mountains, the Sandia Golf Club is located in Albuquerque as part of the Sandia Resort and Casino. Since the course is part of the resort, you can save money by purchasing a package such as the Play & Pamper package. The course is over 7,000 yards and has a 10,000 square foot practice putting green. After your round, you can eat and relax on the patio at the Sandia Grille restaurant.

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5. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

If you’re a big golfer you’ve probably read about the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Golf Digest, The Golfer, or GOLF Magazine. Make sure to check out the Golf Shop at the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club since you can buy exclusive, handcrafted collectibles there. The course also includes The Grille, which is normally open from 7am to 7pm.

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6. Isleta Golf Club

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Isleta Golf Club is only seven minutes from downtown and has 27 holes. The course goes along the banks of the Rio Grande river and includes three lakes. After your game, have a refreshing drink at the Eagles Nest Restaurant or shop for some of the most popular brand names in golf equipment at the Isleta Golf Shop.

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This article was written by Colleen Regan.