Public Golf Courses in Ruidoso, NM
Cree Meadows Course, Cree Meadows Country Club 301 Country Club Drive, Ruidoso
(575) 257-5815, www.playcreemeadows.com
18 holes over 5,952 yards with a par of 71. This semi-private course is open to outside play and offers low local daily rates as well as a variety of membership options. With its narrow fairways, small greens, and several bodies of water in play, Cree Meadows
is considered demanding for players of almost every skill level. Besides a quality course at an affordable price, players are treated to breathtaking mountain views and a feeling of peace among the many mature pines lining the fairways.
Sierra Blanca Course, The Links at Sierra Blanca 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso
(800) 854-6571, www.thelinksatsierrablanca.com
18 holes over 6,793 yards with a par of 72. The Links at Sierra Blanca was designed in 1991 by Jim Colbert and was named the 7th best course in New Mexico by Golf Digest. Between the front nine’s rolling hills and Scottish style, the back nine’s more wooded
terrain, and the stunning views from nearly every inch of the course, The Links offers a little something to appeal to every player.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Course, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero
(800) 446-2963, www.innofthemountaingods.com
18 holes over 6,834 yards with a par of 72. This Championship Golf Course was designed by Ted Robinson and is known for a number of challenging features, including an island fairway on the 10th hole and fast-breaking greens. Rated 23rd out of the “Top 40 Casino
Golf Courses” by Golf Digest and called “the most underrated golf course in the southwest” by Travel and Leisure, the Inn of the Mountain Gods course is not to be missed.
Private Golf Courses in Ruidoso, NM
For information about private golf courses in the Ruidoso area, visit www.ruidoso.net or www.golflink.com.
Funtrackers Family Fun Center 101 Carrizo Canyon Road, Ruidoso
(575) 257-3275, www.funtrackers-ruidoso.net
In business for more than 25 years, Funtrackers Family Fun Center draws in families from across the Southwest. Its 18-hole outdoor miniature golf course promises to entertain – and challenge – golfers of all ages.
Disc Gold, Ruidoso NM
Grindstone Canyon Course, Grindstone Lake Ruidoso
Fans of this more relaxed, less expensive version of golf – played with discs and baskets rather than clubs and balls – will delight in playing the Grindstone Canyon Disc Golf Course. This 27-hole, 81-par heavily wooded course hosts the New Mexico State Championships
Ski Apache Course, Ski Apache 1286 Ski Run Road, Mescalero
(575) 464-3600, www.skiapache.com
Ski Apache’s 9-hole disc golf course is a great place for beginners to try out the sport. Discs and bags are available to rent.
Interested in learning more about disc golf? The basic rules can be found here (http://www.discgolf.com/disc-golf-rules-for-recreational-play/) and the official
Professional Disc Association Rules can be found here (http://www.pdga.com/rules/official-rules-disc-golf).