With mild weather and a longer golf season, Albuquerque is one of the top destinations in the Southwest for golfing enthusiasts. The stunning mountain setting of the Duke City also makes the perfect backdrop for a day spent on professionally-designed courses. If you’re planning your golf getaway for this spring, here is everything you need to know about golfing in Albuquerque that is up to par.

By requesting your free copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll receive instant access to all the best recommendations for things to see and do during your stay with us! From golfing in Albuquerque to local dining, you’ll find everything you need to plan the vacation of a lifetime.

5 of our favorite places to go golfing in Albuquerque

  1. Arroyo del Oso Golf Course

The Arroyo del Oso Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM was rated as one of the Top 50 Municipal Golf Courses in the nation. This honor also made it one of the best public golf courses in New Mexico. Although it is a relatively easy course, its unique topography creates enjoyable challenges for even the most avid golfers. Junior golf classes and golf cart rentals are also available.

  1. Puerto del Sol Golf Course

The Puerto del Sol Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM is one of the only golf courses with a lighted driving range! It has also been recognized as one of the best 9-hole courses by the National Golf Foundation. The wide fairways and ample-sized greens provide plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing game of golf. If you’re new to the world of golf, PGA instructors are available to teach you how to swing like a pro!

  1. Sandia Golf Club

Since 2005, this Scott Miller-designed golf course has been a favorite for golfers of all skill levels. The course winds through the rugged desert, meaning you’ll get only the most spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains. Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque, NM also boasts a fully stocked gift shop, restaurant, and bar overlooking the mountain range. Don’t forget to stick around for the sunset! It’s rumored to be one of the best sights in Albuquerque!

  1. Isleta Eagle Golf Course

Known as one of the best golf resorts in New Mexico, Isleta Eagle Golf Course provides visitors with 4-star world-class service. 27 holes beckon you along rolling fairways and natural lakes along the Rio Grande River banks. It’s the perfect place to take your golf practice to new heights! After enjoying the award-winning course, take some time to relax and try your luck at the resort’s on-site casino!  

  1. University of New Mexico Champion Golf Course

The University of New Mexico Champion Golf Course has been one of the finest facilities of its kind since 1967. In fact, this was where professional golfers competed as collegians including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Tim Herron!  The 7,248-yard, par 72 course boasts fairways that stretch out long and wide, providing plenty of space for you and your friends to enjoy this perfect golfing oasis.

a getaway at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a hole in one!

Outdoor Breakfast Area at Bottger Mansion
enjoy breakfast in the courtyard in summer

While golfing in Albuquerque, you’ll need a comfortable and fun place to stay! The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a charming bed and breakfast in Albuquerque offering cozy rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality. Experience the many fun-filled things to do in Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our shady courtyard.  You will love your time in our lovely oasis in Old Town, so check our availability and book your stay today!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to request your free copy of our Albuquerque Vacation Guide! It’s a handy tool for planning the ultimate getaway to our Southwest destination!

Golfing In Albuquerque

If you’re a golf enthusiast, the state of New Mexico is the ideal vacation destination for you! You can spend your entire New Mexico golf vacation in the Albuquerque area, known for mild weather, a long golf season, grand views and crystal-clear turquoise-blue skies, with easily available tee times and great prices. Albuquerque offers some of the finest courses around; surrounded by a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, these courses are bound to be some of the most picturesque places you’ve ever visited. Their spacious, sprawling greens are any passionate golfer’s dream; with gorgeous views and excellent features, a day golfing in this remarkable area is one you’ll never forget. Here’s everything you need to know about golfing in Albuquerque!

Some of the Best Spots for Golfing in Albuquerque

Sandia Golf Club

You’ll fall in love with the Sandia Golf Club, a gorgeous golf course and wedding venue that includes an amazing restaurant.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club near Albuquerque is one of just 17 golf courses in the United States rated at five stars by the Fodor’s/Golf Digest “Best Places to Play Guide.” Paa-Ko joins an elite category that includes Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Bandon Dunes and Pinehurst.

Isleta Eagle Golf Club

A scenic, sprawling course that stretches around three natural lakes, the Isleta Eagle Golf Club is an excellent spot to spend a relaxing afternoon.

University of New Mexico Champion Golf Course

The University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque is another spot you won’t want to miss- it’s where Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Tim Herron competed as collegians!

Albuquerque is the dream destination for anyone who enjoys a great game of golf. Top course designers include Robert Trent Jones, Gary Panks, Ken Dye, Scott Miller, Red Lawrence, Ted Robinson–they’re all here, in one of the most diverse, affordable golf destinations in the nation. TravelGolf.com says: “New Mexico is the new Arizona—a wild, untamed, exciting, and diverse golf destination in a rugged and inspiring natural setting—and at even better prices than its more celebrated neighbor,” much less than what you’re used to paying in Arizona, California, Florida, Alabama, or the Carolinas!

More golf. More views. Less money. That’s New Mexico golf.

For more information, visit Golf New Mexico or Golf on the Santa Fe Trail.