How about this for challenging? A resort golf course in Albuquerque measures a whopping 7‚772 yards and has two par 5s that are 630 yards and 610 yards.
Yet‚ most decent golfers can still post a pretty good score there.
Since there are no construction devel opments going up around it‚ the course offers unobstructed views of the Sandia Mountains while the fairways feature an emerald green grass color for about nine months of the year.
“Our mountainside setting and high-desert layout is certainly beautiful to the eye‚ which is why we are quickly becoming a resort destination of choice‚” says Racquel Huslig‚ head golf profes sional at Sandia Golf Club. “And even though the course is 7‚772 yards from the championship tees‚ the golf ball tends to filter toward the center of the fairways due to the rolling hillsides‚ so it is almost always in play. Sandia is a fair test for any golfer.”
Another picturesque resort setting in Albuquerque is the Isleta Eagle Golf Course‚ which features 27 holes designed around three lakes. Each nine-hole tract has distinct topographic features‚ and virtually every hole offers panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley and the mountains.
Meanwhile‚ Twin Warriors Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is 18 holes set along grassy knolls and ridges‚ with fairways that are graced with juniper and piñon pine trees. The course is also dotted with eroded land areas called arroyos that are interesting to play through‚ and the club is built around ancient sites that were inhabited by Spaniards and American Indians as long as 400 years ago.
“First and foremost‚ resorts in Albuquerque offer great golf but are certainly much more than that‚” Huslig says. “We have some of the best climate in the country‚ and our high altitude makes the ball fly farther. And as for fabulous scenery‚ these outdoor paradises in Albuquerque just can’t be beat.”
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