There are several fantastic options in the area for golf lovers. NMSU, Picacho Hills, Sonoma Ranch and Red Hawk are first-rate Las Cruces golf courses that offer year-round play.
Red Hawk Golf Club
Public • 18 hole • 7,523 yds • Par 72 • Rating 74.9 • Slope 133
Red Hawk Golf Club – Ranked by Golf Digest among “Best in State” courses for 2013 through 2015, and winner of the Reader’s Choice award for best golf course in Las Cruces for the past three years, Red Hawk Golf Club offers golf enthusiasts of all skill levels the opportunity to play at a course designed to celebrate the true spirit of golf. Located at the foothills of the majestic Organ Mountains, Red Hawk is an 18-hole public course made to challenge and excite those who love the game of golf. The combination of links-style and prairie dune features provides an unparalleled golfing experience for those visiting the Southwest. Looking for championship golf in the Land of Enchantment? Look no further than Red Hawk Golf Club, site of 2013 and 2014 U.S. Open Local Qualifying.
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course
Public • 18 Holes • Par 72 • 5 Sets of Tees • Driving Range • Sunset Grill
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is nestled at the base of the Organ Mountain Range in sunny Las Cruces, NM. Built in 2000, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course is open to the Public 7 days a week. Reader’s Choice awarded Sonoma Ranch Golf Course the “#1 Golf Course in Las Cruces in 2011.” Golf Week Ranked Sonoma Ranch in the “Top 5 Courses you can play for 2012.” Designed by Cal Olsen, an internationally-known architect with courses from Singapore to Canada, this course features 18 championship holes that roll gently among arroyos, desert landscape, and featuring beautiful views of the Mesilla Valley and Organ Mountain range. The golf course provides 5 sets of tees to accommodate players of all ability levels. The slope and rating from the championship tees are 120 / 72.1 and measure a 7208 yardage.
Picacho Hills Country Club
Private • 18 hole • 6,970 yds • Par 72 • Rating 72.9 • Slope 134
Picacho Hills Country Club is nestled in the rolling hills above the desert city of Las Cruces in Southern New Mexico and looks out at breathtaking views of the Mesilla Valley, Rio Grande River, Organ Mountains and the twinkling evening lights of Dona Ana County. The nearly 7,000 yard, par 72 Golf Course at Picacho Hills is sure to impress you. Pro Turf Magazine described our course’s lush bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens as follows: “Picture an emerald lying on a mound of sand…a dark green, shining jewel in striking contrast with its surroundings. That’s the first impression of the Picacho Hills Country Club golf course.” But what good is a great course if you can’t play on it, right? Well, unlike over-crowded courses throughout the Southwest, our course permits members to play almost whenever they wish. Also, during an average year, inclement weather closes the course less than three days.
Nm State University Golf Course
Public • 18 hole • 7,040 yds • Par 72 • Rating 74.1 • Slope 133
NMSU Golf Course – The New Mexico State University Golf Course was designed by Floyd Farley and opened in December 1963. Regarded as one of the most outstanding facilities in the Southwest, the NMSU Golf Course has played host to three NCAA National Championships along with numerous conference and USGA qualifying championships. Highlighted by beautiful scenery, the 18-hole NMSU Golf Course is framed by the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the picturesque Mesilla Valley to the west. Measuring over 7000 yards from the “Aggie Tees,” the golf course provides a challenge to golfers of all skill levels with a wonderful array of holes ranging in difficulty from the very challenging to those that provide good birdie opportunities. The course offers a unique combination of both traditional and desert golf course features with large greens and generous fairways for the average player.