Pick up a club and set your tee for one of Albuquerque's four public golf courses and golf training center. Open 364 days of the year (weather permitting), these courses are perfect for the beginner or intermediate player who wants to get outdoors and enjoy a round or two. Well-seasoned players can enjoy the courses as well.
The cost for games is reasonable, and the city offers annual passes, a golf training center and a junior golf program for kids 17 and under as well as traditional 18 or 9 round games. Golf carts are available, as well as balls. Golf club rentals are also possible. Play 18 holes, 9 holes, replay rounds, weekends and holidays. Senior rates for those 55 and older are 25% less, and junior rates for those 17 and under are half price. Check with individual courses for nine hole rates and possible afternoon specials.
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Arroyo del Oso offers large greens and rolling fairways, sand traps, and three water hole obstacles. It's a great course for the intermediate or advanced player.
The course has 27 holes, the regular 18, and a 9-hole addition. Its primary course measures 6,545 yards with a Par 72 for men, and 6,015 yards at Par 73 for women. This course has a putting and chipping green and a driving range and a pro shop. The head professional is Tony Hidalgo Jr.
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Ladera Golf Course on the city's west side features four large lakes, a practice putting green, a large driving range tee, and a large teeing area. It also offers a restaurant and a Junior Golf program.
Ladera offers the longest playing yardage of the city's courses and measures 7,060 yards from the championship tees. The course measures 6,618 from the regulation tees with a Par 72, and 5,966 yards from the women's tee, with a Par 72. There is a 9-hole Executive Course measuring 2,053 yards from the men's tees and 1,852 yards from the women's tees. The 9-hole course challenge level is moderate to advanced, and the executive nine hole course is good for beginning and intermediate golfers, as well as junior players. The PGA professional is Sam Zimmerly.
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Los Altos opened in 1960, making it the oldest of the city's courses. With 18 holes and a 9-hole par 3 course, this course is designed to satisfy golfers with only a little bit of time as well as those who want the full game. The course was designed with the weekend golfer in mind. Los Altos is a good course for a beginner or intermediate player. It also has a pro shop, banquet, and grill.
The course is best suited for the beginning to intermediate golfer. It measures 6,180 yards from the men's tees at par 71. It measures 5,895 yards from the women's tees at par 74.
The course has two large lakes, large sand traps, and mature trees. It has a putting and chipping green and a driving range. Los Altos features a pro shop, with PGA Pros Ed Moya and Chris Moya on hand.
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This 9 hole golf course located near the airport is open year-round, features a lighted driving range and has been rated outstanding by the National Golf Foundation. Puerta features wide, tree-lined fairways that are mainly flat. It is well suited for seniors and beginners.
The course measures 3.030 yards from the championship tees and 2,830 yards from regulation tees for a par of 35, and 2,525 yards from the women's tee at a par of 35.
Puerto del Sol has a putting and chipping green. There are a pro shop and a junior golf program, and the golf pros are Ron Allen and Todd Kersting.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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One of the simple pleasures is getting outdoors with family or friends to hit a bucket of balls. A great place to hit them is the city's newest addition, the Golf Training Range, where practicing your drive is made easy. The range has night lighting for your after hours convenience. The Junior Golf Program also takes place at the Golf Training Center.
Located by the Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum, the training center offers small, medium and large range balls and a 5 hole pitch and putt.