“The Land of Enchantment is now the Land of Enchanted Golf”

“At its heart, New Mexico is about color and scale. Georgia O'Keeffe introduced the world to the region's unmistakable desert palette beginning in the 1930s, with her vivid paintings of bleached white cattle skulls, vermilion mesas and burnt-sienna adobes. The same vast, arid mountains and open spaces that inspired O'Keeffe have more recently sparked the imaginations of golf course architects and developers, who in the past decade have established New Mexico as a full-fledged golf destination.”

From - TravelandLeisure.com February, 2006

Gentle breezes, warm sunshine, beautiful cloudless blue skies, and incredible vistas - that's just the beginning of your New Mexico golf vacation experience! Now imagine world-class golf courses, reasonable fees, and virtually year-round golfing weather, and you've got the ultimate golf destination! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced scratch golfer, there is a course to fit your level of play. The best part – Chocolate Turtle is centrally located to the golfing action.

Golfers from around the country are discovering New Mexico golf courses, and the Albuquerque area golf courses continue to receive acclaim from the golfing world.

A small sampling of the accolades follows. Be sure to check the various course Web sites for a complete listing of their recognitions.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, a product of architect Ken Dye, is one of only 17 courses in the country (the only one in the Southwest) to earn a "5-star rating" from the Golf Digest, putting it in the exclusive company with the likes of Pinehurst and Pebble Beach.

Twin Warriors Golf Club, a Gary Pank designed course, with its spectacular Sandia Mountain views, is a "4 ½ star" Golf Digest rating.

Sandia Golf Club, designed by Scott Miller and situated at the base of the Sandia Mountain, was named one of the "Top Ten New Courses You Can Play" by Golf Magazine when it opened in 2005.

The University of New Mexico South Championship Course, long recognized as one of the outstanding courses in the Southwest and home to numerous NCAA tournaments and championships, is one of the best golf values anywhere.

Want to take the hassle out of booking tee times? You can click here to reserve tee times at a number of courses in the Albuquerque area and around New Mexico.

Acclaimed courses, wonderful weather, fantastic views, reasonable fees and the Chocolate Turtle add up to a great golf vacation, whether it's your regular foursome or the you're a golfing couple looking for a new experience.

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