Whether you're a pro seeking a challenging course or just starting to learn the sport, you'll find great places to play golf in the Santa Fe area. The courses often incorporate natural elements of the high desert--sandstone ridges, dramatic rock, deep arroyos and pinon, juniper and other native trees. The majestic mountain vistas that surround you can only inspire your game.
Choose from municipal and privately owned courses that are open to the public. Most golf courses offer individual and group lessons as well as pro shops and restaurants. Golfers appreciate playing in this high desert oasis, where an average of 300 sunny days a year provides ideal conditions.
115 State Road 399
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 747-8946 View Map Located approximately 25 miles from downtown Santa Fe.
The environment at Black Mesa is pure, absent of any man-made distractions. As you enter the site, your first glimpse of the course gives you a taste of this vast, dramatic property. The course plays through dramatic sandstone ridges with Black Mesa visible from several locations. Each hole features characteristics that make them both strategic and memorable in its own unique way. The layout showcases distinctive bunkering, native arroyos as hazards, and green contouring in keeping with the scale of the natural landforms.
205 Caja del Rio Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(505) 955-4400 View Map Meeting Planner Info Located just eight miles west of downtown, sits Santa Fe's finest municipal golf course-Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
Pro and novice alike, Links de Santa Fe truly has something for everyone. With five sets of tees - ranging from forward tees of 5,045 yards to a championship test of 7,415 yards - Links de Santa Fe offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. And with an average of 300 sunny days per year, you'll almost never miss a tee time due to weather.
1 Clubhouse Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87407
(505) 281-6000 View Map
This 18 hole privately owned public golf course designed by award-winning architect, Ken Dye, with an additional 9 holes currently under construction. The course is situated on the east side of the Sandia Mountains, at elevations ranging from 6,500 to 7,000 feet, surrounded by the mountainous terrain and vegetation of the New Mexican high desert. The layout of the course features landing areas and greens separated by arroyos, native vegetation, and rock outcroppings. Each hole in the upscale course has five sets of tees allowing play from 5,702 to 7,562 yards, and many of the holes play downhill through ponderosa, piñon and juniper.
5200 Cochiti Hwy
Cochiti Lake, NM
(505) 465-2239 View Map
This course sits at the foothills of the Jemez Mountains and is probably one of the most scenic courses in the Southwest. It is a spectacular high desert design that is carved delicately into the natural landscape and surrounded by cedars, piñons and ponderosa pines. No structures are built on the course and no homes or busy roads are nearby. Elk are seen in the wintertime coming down from upper elevations to feed on the greens. The front nine is walkable, but the back nine is hilly and makes for a workout, especially at the course's 6,000-foot elevation. Thanks to the elevation, however, it is possible to reach hole #17, a 503-yard, par 5, in two with a mid-iron. The downhill putts can be treacherous on the fast, undulating greens.
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-0601 View Map
The Santa Fe Country Club is synonymous with golf in Santa Fe. Now Open to public play our Par 72, Championship Golf Course invites players of all skill levels to enjoy our fabulous New Mexico climate and legendary Southwestern hospitality. The Santa Fe Country Club is a tourist friendly golf course, where visitors always pay the same as locals.
132 Clubhouse Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Nestled at the foot of the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The Club at Las Campanas offers a truly unique setting in which to enjoy an ideal life in Santa Fe. The Club at Las Campanas opened in 1991, and is the only full-service private club in northern New Mexico—with exquisite club amenities just six miles from the cultural mecca of downtown Santa Fe including two Signature Nicklaus Golf Courses, a Fitness & Tennis Center and world-class equestrian center.
40 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
(505) 455-9000 View Map
Located just 12 scenic miles north of Santa Fe on Highway 84/285, at the new Buffalo Thunder Resort in the heart of beautiful Northern New Mexico. Towa offers challenging golf, amazing southwestern vistas and first-rate service. Twenty-seven of the 36 holes, designed by Hale Irwin and William Phillips, are now open for your enjoyment and golfing pleasure. A first class Clubhouse and Golf Shop features a full service restaurant and bar complete with meeting facilities.