• NM Golf Course Narrowly Escapes Brush Fire

    NM Golf Course Narrowly Escapes Brush Fire0

    Irrigation System Saved Course By Dan Vukelich A brush fire threatened the City of Elephant Butte’s Sierra del Rio Golf Course, but the course was saved thanks to its irrigation system. The Mims Lake Fire started Wednesday night and continued burning brush along the south edge of the course into the weekend. The fire started

  • Paa-Ko Ridge Sold, Lodge, Cottages Coming

    Paa-Ko Ridge Sold, Lodge, Cottages Coming0

    New Owners Plan to Make ‘Top 100 You Can Play’ Course a N.M. Destination By Dan Vukelich Roger Cox & Associates has sold the acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, N.M., to a pair of New York City businessmen who specialize in turning around under-performing companies. In a letter to about 500 Paa-Ko

  • New Mexico Golf: High Desert Diversity

    New Mexico Golf: High Desert Diversity0

    Land of Enchantment has a Cluster of Great Courses By Alice and Danny Scott Up, up and away to New Mexico for high desert golf and diverse cultural activities. Fly into Albuquerque and take the old west version of a double decker bus tour – the Historic Old Town Trolley, for an entertaining open-air introduction

  • Hobbs, N.M. Gives Muni a Facelift

    Hobbs, N.M. Gives Muni a Facelift0

    Earth-moving Effort Adds Interest to Rockwind Community Links By Dan Vukelich The City of Hobbs, N.M. has turned a piece of ironing board-flat desert into the kind of daily-fee muni that a kid like Fred Couples could play every day of every summer for years. Couples should know. The 15-time tour winner and World Golf

  • New Mexico Courses Primed for Fall

    New Mexico Courses Primed for Fall0

    Cool Fall Mornings that Warm Quickly are N.M. Trademark By Dan Vukelich Balloonists come to Albuquerque in the fall for the same reason golfers do. The mornings start brisk, then warm quickly. There’s plenty of sunshine, and winds are generally light. In a good year I can play golf in shorts and shirt sleeves through

  • New Mexico: Best-Kept U.S. Golf Secret0

    By Leigh MacKay New Mexico is almost a nation away from New England, and it is also one of the nation’s best-kept golf secrets. The time has come, however, to enlighten golfers in New England by leaking that secret! The Land of Enchantment— particularly around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos— conjures up exquisite and distinctive