More than 300 days of sunshine per year, four superb 18-hole golf courses with jaw-dropping views, and a very well-respected PGA Golf Management program at NMSU all contribute to Las Cruces being an ideal venue for golf-lovers. No matter which side of town you choose to reside, there is a golf course just around the corner.
On the East Mesa, the Picacho Hills Country Club is home to an award-winning golf course that has been recognized for its support of tournaments and seminars and for contributing to junior golf in the community. Added bonuses include the other amenities offered by the Country Club such as fine dining, a clubhouse with views of the entire valley, and tennis courts.
Open since 1963, the NMSU Golf Course offers a championship course along with excellent practice facilities including a short game practice area, a driving range, and contoured putting greens. Surrounded by beautiful desert scenery and the Organ Mountains, it’s no wonder this course has hosted numerous NCAA National Championships and USGA qualifying championships.
The challenging Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is renowned for its rolling hills and bent grass greens. Ideal for golfers of all levels, this course was designed by recognized architect Cal Olsen and has been featured in Golf Digest magazine. After a long day on the course, enjoy a meal or a drink at the upscale Sunset Grill.
Las Cruces’ newest course, Red Hawk Golf Club, is perched on the Northside of Highway 70, right in the heart of the city’s newest housing developments. Covering 200 acres of high desert terrain, the course hazards include five lakes and 76 bunkers. The grounds also include a pro shop, a golf learning center, and a bar and grill with stunning views, large screen TVs, and an outdoor patio.