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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7555 yards
Slope 134
Rating 75.2
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Lobo 72 7555 yards 75.2 134
Gold 72 7201 yards 74.2 131
Blue 72 6913 yards 72.3 128
White 72 6539 yards 70.5 126
Silver 72 5910 yards 67.7 119
Silver (W) 72 5910 yards 72.7 136
Cherry 72 5380 yards 65.3 114
Cherry (W) 72 5380 yards 69.8 129
Scorecard for Championship
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black/Lobo M: 75.2/134 544 454 163 376 492 428 520 267 606 3850 520 222 406 506 595 364 196 377 560 3746 7596
Gold M: 74.2/131 535 432 154 363 459 414 483 251 580 3671 520 204 406 461 559 364 196 377 524 3611 7282
Blue M: 72.3/128 527 422 147 357 413 404 460 231 573 3534 464 181 391 432 545 355 196 357 489 3410 6944
White M: 70.5/126 506 397 141 349 404 386 425 170 549 3327 449 148 375 386 515 346 173 338 473 3203 6530
Silver M: 67.7/119 W: 72.7/136 489 372 136 342 370 315 375 139 474 3012 405 141 323 368 500 335 147 295 457 2971 5983
Cherry M: 65.3/114 W: 69.8/129 420 309 127 306 324 315 375 139 474 2789 344 113 267 307 426 274 145 293 422 2591 5380
Handicap 11 13 17 15 3 5 1 9 7 2 16 10 4 6 8 18 14 12
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 17 1 13 3 9 15 7 14 16 12 10 2 8 18 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Blue/ Rye Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times.

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4.7
8 Reviews (8)
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Highly recommend

Played the course the day after it held a US Open qualifier. The greens were fast and the rough was thick! The course is in great shape! Lots of changes in elevation, huge greens. The pro shop staff and starter were friendly and helpful in recommending other courses in the area. Will definitely play here again the next time we're in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

UNM Championship GC

The UNM Championship GC has been challenging area golfers since the mid 1960's. I've played it dozens of times as it was my home course the two years I lived in Albuquerque.

Wanting to get in an early round I arrived at the course before the gates opened. The pro shop staff got me sorted out in short order and I was the first one teeing off from the whites at 08:30 sharp.

There are plenty of elevation changes that provide great views as well as letting you see where you need to put your shots and all the areas you need to avoid. The routing of holes is exceptional, the holes flow well, it's one good hole after another. The fairways were running firm and fast, the greens are a nice size and will require accurate approach shots. Take your time reading theses greens as there are few straight putts. Bunkering is exceptional, both on the fariways and greenside. Bottom line is there really are no weak holes on this course.

If you're able to find good lines off the tee, can work the ball both left and right and can read the subtle breaks on the greens there are birdies to be had. I was pleased with the game I brought to the course.

You will not go wrong playing here as the UNM Championship GC is as strong a test today as it was 20 odd years ago when I first played it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

UNM Venue of USGA/NCAA Championships

UNM South Championship Course is my home course.
The course, and its extensive practice range, putting green, executive course, and Staff all rate as exceptional experiences.
From the Green Chile Hamburger to the Check-in, Starting and Course Assistant, the place is augmented by the fine people who work and play there.
They advertise an $1,800 Annual Pass.
I cannot help but remember seeing a 20 something Phil Mickelson hit 7 iron into the daunting closing 18th during the NCAA Championships.
The course is not for the faint of heart, and devilish pin placements make for a challenging afternoon, of near misses, penalty shots for lost tee shots and smooth putting surfaces.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Best in Albuquerque

Featured several times in the NCAA regionals...the University Championship course is a diehard golfers paradise. The greens are in perfect condition. The rest of course is always well maintained. The staff is friendly, helpful, and remembers your name when you play there regularly. Place of play is excellent...they will come out and give a slow group a little push, when needed.

The layout is A+. A classic design...you will use every club in your bag. (always a strong indicator of good layout.) No two holes are alike! Lots of change of elevation, direction, and sight lines. LOVE IT!

Play where Tiger and Phil cut their teeth as college players!

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Plesant Surprise

This was the first time playing this course. When I drove by, got the average muni vibe, so was a little reluctant to play. But the other courses in the area were booked with tournaments, so really had no other choice but to play here. Glad I did. Was a great value. Doesn't have the glamor that the other resort courses in the area have, but the track itself competes with all of them. Course was in great shape and pretty challenging. Rough was long, due to the college tournaments they were hosting. Overall think this is one of the best values in the area and would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Nice course worth playing

Played here in Aug 2016. Conditions were great. Greens were well manicured, and fast. Tee boxes in excellent shape, and fairways good too. Bunkers however, do not have the soft, white sand you'd come to expect. They are very hard to hit out of. Rough is very thick, but grass (not weeds). Course plays long. A few blind shots. The grill is nice and convenient. Pro shop staff were nice too. Recommend, esp during the week. Also a great driving range and practice facility too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
Good weather
Used cart

When in Town....

Played here on a Sunday with a deal of $37 with a cart. The facility is 5 minutes from the airport, so it is easy to have it be the first round or one that is done the day you leave. I wouldn't recommend travelling to Albuquerque or Santa Fe to play here, but if you are in town, it is quite convenient and worth the time.
The facility has a putting green and driving range so it is a place that you can warm up. There is also a restaurant on the other side of the pro-shop; get something with Green Chile-you are in New Mexico.

As for the course itself, there are a lot of greens on top of hills; some of which are fronted by bunkers. Best have your aerial game on here. Many holes drive down from the tee box and then approach up to the green. Fairways are not very wide, but are wide enough if you are on. If not, then you will need some powers of recovery as rough is rough and some holes have water or scrub.Greens have some back to front slope in them so staying below the hole is important. The larger greens have sections divided by ridges, so being on the correct side of them is important.They also ran pretty fast, but true. The conditioning of the course was very good period; never the less for late fall. It is a championship course for a reason and I think that a scratch golfer will enjoy this place a lot. Nothing spectacular hole-wise, but no weak or bad holes either. As for nature, I saw a couple of coyotes and road runners. The course is in its own area and no houses around. Just a good solid course.

Overall, although there are better courses in New Mexico; If in town on business and you are bringing your sticks, the convenient location makes this one to do on the way in or out of the airport. If you are in town for multiple days, play Paa-Ko Ridge and then this is good place to fill in a trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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