Cloudcroft Golf CoursesFor golf in New Mexico, this is one golf course you can't miss. As you tee off on the first hole, a 150-foot vertical drop welcomes you onto The Lodge golf course. And that's just the beginning. At 9,000 feet above sea level, the terrain is as challenging as it is beautiful. Our golf course is one of North America's oldest golf courses that will celebrate its 118th season in 2017. It was established in 1899. For its first 50 years the golf course was the highest golf in elevation in North America at 9,000 feet! There are three others that are now in the USA that top ours by less than 600 feet elevation, leaving ours still the 7th highest in the world! Governed by the Scottish tradition of playing different tees and separate flags on each hole. this dramatic nine-hole golf course, when played twice, becomes a challenging 18-hole round.