Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club - Course 2

4.7058823529 4.7 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3825 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3825 yards N/A N/A
Blue 36 3624 yards N/A N/A
Green 36 3353 yards N/A N/A
Brown 36 3095 yards N/A N/A
Gray 36 2826 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


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"Awesome Course in Excellent condition with Beautiful Views"


RettJ's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and if I am ever in the Albuquerque area again, it will not be my last time playing the course. I loved the course and the conditions were superb.

It is hard to believe this is a public course. I have played MANY private country clubs which do not have near as nice course maintenance, conditions and near as nice course layout and views. Course conditions were some of the best I've seen the past several months.

The practice area was great (nice range and nice balls to hit, nice putting green and very nice chipping area along with practice bunkers).

The course layout is awesome all the holes are in and among-st the the mountains and valley with BEAUTIFUL scenery. The greens were superb as were the fairways, tee boxes and bunkers. The fairways were lush and firm. The greens were great and ran very smooth with very few non-repaired ball marks. On the greens there are lots of ridges, valleys humps and mounds along adding to the fun and challenges of the greens. Many of the greens have two or three tiers which also adds to the fun and challenge of the course.

From par 3s to 5s you never felt like you played the same hole twice. If you get off the fairways and outside the rough you are in the desert and in among the weeds and cactus.

Great course. I would highly recommend playing Paa-Ko Ridge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over priced!"


Tom5929581's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course every time I visit my family in Albuqueruqe. The course is great and it offers a good challenge to most players. This year however will be my last. The course was recently purchased by a new ownership group and they have raised the rates to $140 per person. This is way too much considering that Albuquerque offers great courses on the Indian reservations and the UNM Championship course. Honestly I cant see how this course will stay in business without changing its rates. I can go play a TPC course (TPC Louisiana)for less than what I would pay here.

The only advise I can give the owners is to not price themselves out of the market.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"WOW!"


Stephen8642928's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

It’s hard to believe this is a public course. The views are spectacular, the course is in great conditions with playing as difficult as you want it. This will be a must on our New Mexico yearly golf outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular views"


joshsmith12's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Paa-Ko Ridge was a true 5 star facility. The drive up to the course from ABQ for a 1st timer was an experience in itself. Beautiful homes surrounding the course and oh those beautiful Sandias. I played 1-18 holes (the original 18). Course conditions were some of the best I've seen. The altitude has let the bent grass grow green and thick. Rough was cut nicely, but very thick. Greens rolled very true and were a good speed for the undulation of the greens. Play to the correct tiers or have a wild putt all over this place. Hole variety was extremely good. From par 3s to 5s you never felt like you played the same hole twice. If you really spray the ball this course will be difficult. Length is not an issue due to the altitude of 7,000+ feet. Costco gift cards can be bought for members to receive 100 for 80 dollars to save a little. Great play. Must play. Go and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


u000005515893's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Spectacular course with incredible views. Very challenging, especially with windy conditions, but enjoyable. Look out for the bunkers! I spent a large chuck of my day in the bunkers. We played on a Friday in March and practically had the course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9455367's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I loved this golf course. I played here three times in March 2017. The weather was perfect and the course was immaculate. Tremendous views. Course was not crowded at all during the week and staff was super friendly. They also have a great, reasonably priced grill if you just want to enjoy lunch. Really hope to go back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough and Lonely"


ftadra's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I would consider this the top course in Albuquerque/Santa Fe area for it's great layout and superb greens, and great views. You need to bring your "A Game" or you shouldn't even consider playing;especially when the wind picks up. Also, a rangefinder is a MUST! Course is in the middle of no where and if you have time, it's a beautiful drive. Most of the ALB locals I meet won't play it because it has a reputation for having a rude staff and local high roller residents who want the course for themselves. I've experienced this myself as a single where twice in one round 2 groups wouldn't let me join them and one guy gave me a hard time for sharing the same hole with him on the practice green: and I'm around a 5 handicap, so think I would know a little about golf etiquette. Pricing for NM but not compared to Scottsdale during the winter. The back 19 is top notch!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"New Mexico Gem"


JeffArenson's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Denver Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Paa-Ko Ridge is the best course in Albuquerque and with Black Mesa, the best course in the state. This course will challenge you with its bunkering, multi-tiered or divided by a ridge greensites and demand for many types of shot shapes. This course is loved by my scratch golf friends as well as people who don't even carry a handicap; that is quite an endorsement. The facilities are well maintained, the staff is friendly and I played 36 holes on all 3 layouts in 6 1/2 hours.

The course itself has 3 nines, of which I prefer the 1st and 2nd nines. The third is still good, but the first and second are great. Holes play in all directions, the first nine has a drivable par four that if done well could result in birdie or even eagle, but make a mistake and double bogey comes into play. Par 5s vary in that some are definite three shotters and others are reachable in two if your game is on. It is a 50-50 split between those two. Being a course in the mountains there are elevation changes on a few holes on each nine and the uphill/downhill holes vary between being 1, 2 or 3 shotters so it doesn't become repetitive.

The conditioning at Paa-Ko is great. Fairways and greens are in excellent shape. The course has a practice green, driving range and a short game practice range. There is also a full service restaurant on site.

If you are in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, Paa-Ko Ridge is a must play. Enjoyed by all handicaps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic tract"


LittleMarc1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/26/2013

Reviewed on

Well maintained, scary long, terrific scenery. This remote layout with 27 holes can play to over 7600 yards. The course runs through dense cedar trees and scrub brush with lots of elevated tee boxes and/or greens. The courses are part of an upscale housing community, but for now, there are very few homes near the course, which makes for a terrific golf outing. Did I mention the views? Great views in all directions. Beautiful! By the way...I played mid-week and the senior rate was only $47.20. Quite the bargain that included unlimited range balls, cart and greens fee. They will let you play the other nine for only $15 more. (low season rates). Hit 'em straight. FORE!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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