GOLF

SANTA FE AREA

Las Campanas-The upscale Las Campanas residential enclave just north of Santa Fe features two Jack Nicklaus-designed, private, 18-hole courses, open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Residents and their guests may reserve tee times as much as one week in advance. Services include three practice greens and bunkers, a driving range, instruction, and a full restaurant and deli. Electric carts rent for $16. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted, but checks are not.  132 Clubhouse Drive inLas Campanas. 505-995-3535, www.lascampanas.com

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe-This city-owned public facility, which opened in 1998, features both an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, open every day year-round. Tee times may be reserved as much as one week in advance. Services include two putting and pitching greens, a practice sandbunker, a driving range, a pro shop, instruction, and a restaurant and food-and-beverage cart on the course. Fees: 18-hole course: non-residents $49, New Mexico residents $29, Santa Fe residents $19; 9-hole course: non-residents $17, New Mexico residents $12 ($14 weekends), Santa Fe residents $10 ($12 weekends); cart rental: $11 for electric, $4 for pull carts; golf club rental: $20. Major credit cards and New Mexico checks accepted. 205 Caja del Rio, at the intersection with NM Highway 599. 505-955-4400, www.angelfire.com/nm/martysanchez.

Pueblo de Cochiti-This 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed public course, on Cochiti Indian Reservation land, opened in the early 1980s. It is open from dawn to dusk every day year-round. Tee times may be reserved as much as one week in advance. Services include a clubhouse, a driving range, a short practice area, and a snack bar and beer. Fees: $25 weekdays, $32 weekends (reduced November-March); cart rental: $11 for gas-powered, $5 for pull carts; golf club rental $15 or $30. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards accepted. No checks. 5200 Cochiti Highway, south of Santa Fe, 505-465-2239, www.golfnewmexico.com.

Quail Run-This private, nine-hole course, close to downtown Santa Fe, is located within the Quail Run residential enclave, and is open to members and their guests, as well as members of some country clubs outside the Santa Fe area. It is open March through November, from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. May through September, and 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. March, April, October and November. Tee times may be reserved as much as one week in advance. Services include a putting and chipping green, a short game teaching area, and a restaurant in the clubhouse. Fees: $30 for 9 holes, $60 for 18 holes (includes an electric cart); golf club rental: $20. MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards accepted, no checks. 3101 Old Pecos Trail, 505-986-2255 or 505-986-2200 (for memberships).

Santa Fe Country Club-This semi-private 18-hole facility is Santa Fe's oldest golf course, having opened more than half a century ago. It is open all year except in January, from dawn to dusk. Mondays are reserved for tournament play only. Tee times can be reserved as much as one week in advance. Services include a driving range, a short game practice area, a putting green and a snack bar, grill and on-course food cart. The restaurant is for country club members only. Fees: New Mexico residents: $25 on weekdays, $35 on weekends; non-New Mexico residents: $55; electric cart rental: $22; golf club rental: $15. MasterCard, Visa, American Express cards accepted, as well as checks. Airport Road and NM Highway 599. 505-471-0601.

TAOS AREA

Angel Fire Country Club-This semi-private 18-hole course is in the village of Angel Fire, a few miles east of Taos. It is open June through October, seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. till 6 p.m. Tee times can be reserved as much as two weeks in advance. Services include two putting and pitching greens, a practice sand bunker, a driving range, instruction, a restaurant, a snack bar, a full bar and an on-course food cart. Fees: Monday-Thursday, $50, Friday-Sunday and holidays, $55; cart rental: $25 for gas, $5 for pull cart; golf club rental: $30. All credit cards and New Mexico resident checks accepted. Near the intersection of US Highway 64 and NM Highway 434. 505-377-3055, www.angelfireresort.com .

Red Eagle Golf Course-This 18-hole public course is located in the village of Red River, north of Taos. It is open from April 15 through October 15, from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Tee times can be reserved as much as two weeks in advance. Services include two putting greens, a pitiching green, a practice sandbunker, a driving range, a pro shop, instruction and a snack bar. Fees: $10 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes; gas cart rental: $6 for 9 holes, $10 for 18 holes; golf club rental: $6 for 9 holes, $10 for 18 holes. MasterCard and Visa and New Mexico resident checks accepted. 2163 NM Highway 38. 505-377-3396 or 800-303-3396.

Taos Country Club-This semi-private, 18-hole course opened in the early 1990s. It is open seven days a week year-round. Tee times can be reserved as much as 30 days in advance, with a credit card. Services include a putting green, a pitching green, a practice sandbunker, a driving range, a pro shop, instruction, a restaurant, a snack shop, a full bar, and a food-and-beverage cart on the course. Fees: New Mexico residents: $33 weekdays, $43 weekends; non-residents $63 weekdays and weekends; cart rental: $12 for gas, $4 for pull cart; golf club rental: $20. Major credit cards and New Mexico resident checks accepter.  54 Golf Course Drive, near the intersection of NM Highway 68 and County Road 110. 505-758-7300 or 800-758-7375.

Valle Escondido Golf Course-This semi-private, 9-hole course near Taos is more than half a century old. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven days a week, from 7 a.m. till dusk. Services include a driving net, a snack shop and a full bar. Fees: $15 per day for unlimited play, $5 per day for unlimited play for golfers less than 16 years old, $200 for a yearly membership; cart rental: $3 per day for pull cart; golf club rental: $3 per day. Checks are accepted; credit cards are not. On US Highway 64 between Taos and Angel Fire. 505-758-3474.

LAS VEGAS AREA

New Mexico Highlands-This 9-hole course, which dates from the early 1960s, was designed by Thomas C. Donnelly, a former president of New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. It is open seven days a week, from dawn till dusk. Tee times can be reserved two days in advance. Services include a putting green, a pitching green, a sand bunker, a driving range, a pro shop and instruction. The only refreshments come from vending machines. Fees: Weekdays: $9 for 9 holes, $14 for 18 holes; students, $4 for 9 holes, $6 for 18 holes; seniors 55 and older, $6.50 for 9 holes, $8.50 for 18 holes. Weekends and holidays: $12 for 9 holes, $16 for 18 holes; students, $5 for 9 holes, $8 for 18 holes; seniors 55 and older, $8.50 for 9 holes, $11 for 18 holes; cart rental: $18 for 18 holes for motorized cart, $2.50 for pull cart for 9 holes, $4.50 for 18 holes; golf club rental: $6 for 9 holes, $8 for 18 holes. Credit cards are accepted only from people with year-long memberships; New Mexico checks accepted. East Mills Avenue, west from North Grand. 505-425-7711.

Whispering Pines at Pendaries-This 18-hole public course is located in the Pendaries resort outside the village of Rociada, near Las Vegas. It opened in the early 1970s, and now is open from 7 a.m. till sundown, April 15 through October 15. Services include a putting green, a pitching green, a driving range, a pro shop, instruction, a restaurant, a snack shop, a full bar and an on-course food cart. Fees: $32, Monday-Thursday for 18 holes, $40, Friday-Sunday and holidays for 18 holes; $18-$22 for 9 holes; $25 for "twilight golf," Monday-Thursday after 2:30 p.m. (cart included); electric cart rental: $11 per person for 18 holes, $6 per person for 9 holes, $12 for each cart carrying just one person; gold club rental: $10. Checks and all credit cards accepted. 1 Golf Club Drive, NM Route 105 and entrance to village. 505-425-9890.


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