Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
99.7%
Recommend this course
87 out of 88 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
5.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.8
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7198 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Dye (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2018 #23)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Mexico (2018 #1) (2017 #3)

Reviews

4.7
88 Reviews (88)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 11
Elevation Changes 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 7

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great value

i have played some very good courses throuhgout the west but none as affordable as pinon hills.it is a great high desert course with challenging greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent condition - March 26

Pinon is a terrific course, and great condition for March. Early snow left the fairways green and the greens were superb for this time of year. Only complaint was 5 hour round due to slow foursome in front of our twosome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pinion Hills

Great day. Warm, sunny with light wind on the 1st day of Spring. Skied yesterday and played golf today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Still early

I love this course. Very humbling, great, fast greens (usually). It's early season, so the greens are longer and a little rough, but golf is golf. Always worth it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This golf course has a lot to offer. Very challenging, lots of contour on the greens and fairways. Lots of difficult shots over canyons and elevation changes. Very entertaining, and a gem in Farmington.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course any time of year

I have played here 6 times, when work trips allow. This course always challenges and can be a very rewarding course. Weather can play a role when wind is forecast.
Pace is typically fast with mostly locals playing the course.
I would come 100 miles out of my route to play here!

Great value, then GN deals make it even better!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing Public Course

This course will exceed your expectations of a public coursebin every way. Wonderful value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Denver Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

If only there were more munis like this...

...Golf would have a lot more players.
Pinon Hills is an incredible value. Even without Golfnow deals, which can be under $25, it is great.
The course is in very good condition, fairways can be hit, not a lot of water or chance of losing a ball unless you are spraying it. That said, the course is challenging enough that birdies are not a given, nor is par. The green sites are relatively large, but have contours to divide them into two or three sections. If in the wrong section, good luck avoiding the three putt. If in the right one, a two putt or one putt should happen. If your short game is on, the reading of the green and contours is obvious. You just need to hit the proper shot. Definitely some places you don't want to miss it on or short siding yourself leaves you a nearly impossible chip. Surely, this course reveals those places with multiple plays and enhances the challenge and enjoyment of the course.
There is good variety in all types of par holes. Two par 5s are definite three shotters, while the thirteenth can be reachable for most or just a wedge in. Par 3s will have everything from a short iron to a hybrid or fairway wood. There is a short par 4 on each side, but you must be accurate to take advantage. There are also a couple of 4.5 par holes on each side.
The course is designed by Ken Dye, who also did Paa-Ko Ridge. Dye must be a low handicapper as the course is quite challenging for a muni. Definitely favors a draw off the tee. However, it is not absurdly difficult and players of all abilities will enjoy a round here. Pinon Hills is one of the best values in America. Because it is a good drive away from Santa Fe/Albuquerque it isn't well known. The course is packed with locals and pace of play is 4-4.5 hours all 3 times I played it. I am sure that during the week it is 4 or less.
Off the course, they have a driving range, putting greens, chipping area and everything to help your game. There is also a restaurant on site. The staff is also quite friendly and accommodating.
Definitely a place to play if in the area. Plenty of courses should find out/copy the business model. Say plenty of kids on the course and the locals probably don't drive anywhere else to play. Definitely a must play if in the area. Worth a drive to see.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Muni

One of the best muni's you will play any where. Just wish I lived closer so I could play it more often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An unexpected Gem

An awesome course that offers a tough but fair challenge for any golfer. For a course of this quality I’m surprised it’s not more crowed but as a local I’m glad it’s not! My only complaint is the course is has several areas that are “burnt” on the fairways and several greens that have mowing scares that are pretty bad. Hopefully these won’t get worse. None that has impacted play thankfully.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

The course oohs beautiful. It is set up nicely for all levels of ability.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course around.

I’ve played way more expensive venues but it’s hard to beat pinon hills value at any price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Farmington, New Mexico
0.0
0
Farmington, New Mexico
4.0
1
Aztec, New Mexico
2.7294117647
13
Kirtland, New Mexico
4.0
1

Stay & Play Offers

From $100
Valid dates: Dec 05, 2019 - Nov 01, 2020
Escape to Tennessee's 'Hidden Gem' RiverWatch Golf Club with the perfect Stay and Play Package, starting at $100/night for lodging and UNLIMITED golf.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE