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The 9 Best Albuquerque Golf Courses to Book a Tee Time

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Hoping to hit the links during your stay at The Querque Hotel? It’s easy enough to make that happen with plenty of scenic golf courses in Albuquerque to choose from. Spend a day brushing up your skills at the Balloon Fiesta Park Golf Training Center or play a round of 18 at these must-visit Albuquerque golf courses.

Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course

Pay a visit to the a href="http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/golf/arroyo-del-oso-golf-course" target="_Blank">Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to experience one of the best public golf courses in Albuquerque. Unlike many courses, the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course has a whopping 27 holes to play, instead of the standard 18. On top of that, the course is quite challenging, thanks to its rolling fairways, water hazards, and bunkers. In other words, you can put your golf skills to use all day long.

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Ladera Golf Course

With its practice putting greens, nine-hole executive course, and 18-hole golf course, the Ladera Golf Course has options for players of all skill levels. And with beautiful mountains and sparkling lakes along the way, the views are nothing to balk at either.

This Albuquerque golf course doesn’t just offer regular golf. There’s also a disc golf course (also known as Frisbee golf)! Since disc golf courses are few and far between this Ladera course is quite a treat.

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University of New Mexico Golf Courses

Out of all of the Albuquerque golf courses, the University of New Mexico’s golf courses are arguably the most prestigious.

First of all, the University of New Mexico has two golf courses: The North Course and the Championship Course. The North Course is just nine holes, but it’s still quite a challenge. Golfing greats like Arnold Palmer, JoAnne Carner, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias have played here.

Then, there’s the Championship Course. Opened in 1967, this 18-hole golf course has received national recognition as one of the top golf courses in the world. It has also hosted several major tournaments, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship and the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. A visit to the Championship Course means you’ll get to play on the greens of the greatest golfers around!

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Puerto del Sol Golf Course

While many golf courses are designed to challenge and encourage competition, that’s not the case for Puerto del Sol Golf Course. Instead, this nearly flat nine-hole course is ideal for those who want to take things slow and simply enjoy the sport. For those reasons, this course is quite popular with beginners and seniors.

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Sandia Golf Club

The Sandia Golf Club is part of the Sandia Resort and Casino. At 7,752 yards long, this particular course is the longest golf course in New Mexico. In other words, these 18 holes will certainly put your skills and strength to the test! As you play, you’ll get to enjoy views of the high desert, Sandia Mountains, and the city of Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque Country Club Golf Course

Located on the banks of the Rio Grande River, the Albuquerque Country Club has been a fixture of the community for over a century. One of the biggest perks of membership here is that you can make use of the only walk-on course in the city. You’ll never have to wait around for a tee time to enjoy your turn on this 18-hole course.

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Los Altos Golf Course

Speed through a round of golf at the Los Altos Golf Course. This 18-hole Albuquerque golf course was specifically designed to make for faster play—so it’s great for those who don’t like spending five or more hours on the course. But just because the course is designed to be fast, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. Sand traps, lakes, and trees will challenge you along the way.

In addition to the main 18-hole course, Los Altos Golf Course also has a nine-hole executive course which is built very similarly to its 18-hole one, so it's a great choice if you’re short on time.

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The Canyon Club at Four Hills

The Canyon Club at Four Hills is undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in Albuquerque. This private club is situated between the Cibola National Forest and the Sandia Foothills Open Space protected terrain, which means this Albuquerque golf course feels like a secluded slice of paradise.

On top of that, The Canyon Club at Four Hills is an 18-hole championship golf course, having hosted the Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic on the Champions Tour from 1986 to 1991.

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Ready to grab your golf clubs and navigate the rolling terrain at these incredible Albuquerque golf courses? Plan your next golf outing at The Querque Hotel or discover more exciting outdoor activities to enjoy during your next trip to Albuquerque.