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4.4
115
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
93.6%
Recommend this course
110 out of 115 reviews
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4.4
115
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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4.4
115
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
92.6%
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25 out of 27 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6757
Slope 120
Rating 71.1
Type Public
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Links at Sierra Blanca
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6757 yards 71.1 120
Blue 72 6308 yards 68.7 112
White 72 5861 yards 66.9 111
White (W) 72 5861 yards 71.3 130
Green (W) 72 4980 yards 66.0 119
Scorecard for Sierra Blanca
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.1/120 375 460 432 514 299 221 546 120 412 3379 393 185 358 542 356 462 497 154 431 3378 6757
Blue M: 68.7/112 341 448 421 500 281 192 495 112 377 3167 364 172 332 526 305 425 479 138 400 3141 6308
White M: 66.9/111 W: 71.3/130 313 420 404 451 264 169 479 98 333 2931 342 158 305 487 276 412 466 107 377 2930 5861
Green W: 66.0/119 297 345 355 422 239 131 455 78 286 2608 276 91 245 374 235 339 405 91 316 2372 4980
Handicap 13 1 3 5 15 11 7 17 9 10 12 14 6 16 2 8 18 4
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Colbert (1991) Jeff Brauer (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - mandatory May - October
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.4
115

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 4
Brunch 3
Patio Dining 3
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 10
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 12
Locals 12
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
Near Local Attractions 10
Worth the Drive 5

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very Nice Course

Great course...friendly staff. We had a tee time at 11:40am...didn’t get on the course until 12:00...asked the tee time attendant why are the tee times behind...he stated due to over bookings through my Golf and the course booking system was down. Tee time attendant also was never provided an updated tee time list from the front office. Course was well kept and maintained. We didn’t get to finish 18 holes due to rain. I Caution other golfers not to book tee times after 12:00 noon because it rains like clock work during mid afternoon at this course. Nearly impossible to get an early tee time...you have to book weeks out just to get an early tee time.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Commented On 08/02/2018
Thank you u239134693 for the five star rating and review from your recent visit with us! We apologize regarding the tee time bookings issue you experienced. Thank you for giving that feedback and we are always looking to improve for our golfers. Hope to see you again soon this season for another great round at Sierra Blanca.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst experience

Had noon t time. Arrived 15 min early and was told by staff that the t times were running behind because they had no more golf carts. Staff refused to check me in and told me to come back in 15 min to check in. I returned 15 min later and was checked in. There were 4 groups waiting for golf carts. No carts came of the course until 1255. We were told they had 4 fivesomes playing a scramble and that what held everything up. At 1255 I went back into the clubhouse because I had a 530 dinner reservation and couldn't start what would probably be a 5 hour round after 1pm. I explained this to the staff and the clubhouse and they reluctantly agreed to let me golf the next day. I did golf the next day and the course is in nice shape. I had planned on golfing somewhere else the next day so I only got to golf once over the weekend instead of twice. The rangers at this course are not good at keeping the pace of play going. There we at least 10 of us waiting well over an hour 10 very unhappy people
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 07/31/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Sierra Blanca. We sincerely apologize for your experience. That is certainly not the norm. We're glad to hear you were still able to enjoy a round with us the next day though and we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 07/19/2018:
Thank you for your 4 stars! Come back to The Links at Sierra Blanca again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed in condition of fairways.

Greens were nice and true but the fairways were in very poor condition. For the price they are charging it is not worth it. Have played there several times over the past few years and this was very disappointing.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 07/19/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Sierra Blanca. We appreciate your kind words regarding our greens as well as your feedback about the fairways. Our maintenance crew is working hard every day to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll come back for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 06/29/2018:
Awesome! Thanks for the 4 stars. Come back again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Unique layout

Very friendly staff, nice course layout. The course has been hurt by a prolonged drought in the area, leaving the course in only fair condition. Other local courses have the same problem, but they discounted their green fees accordingly, not the Links at Sierra Blanca. The greens were especially soaking wet, they were covered with muddy footprints from prior golfers, and the bottom of the putter was covered with mud each time it was used. Many parts of the fairways were the same. There were no club cleaning implements on any holes, and about half of the ball washers were completely dry. Very disappointed in the condition vs cost. I would not recommend unless the cost was reduced or the condition improved.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 07/10/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Sierra Blanca. We understand the lack of rain is not ideal for many courses in the area and we appreciate your feedback regarding the value of our golf course. As conditions continue to get better we hope to see you out here again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Convenient and fun

The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso, NM is a fun course to play and is easy to get to during visits to Ruidoso. The staff is friendly. The practice facility is decent-good range balls, real grass. We had a group of 13 and they were very accommodating. The snack bar did a nice job. Even though the area was very dry when we were there, I thought the course was in as good of condition as possible. If you want to play golf while in Ruidoso The Links is a great option.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 3-stars! On behalf of our staff at The Links at Sierra Blanca, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding course!

This is a great golf course! Challenging, beautiful, but dry! Pray for rain!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 06/13/2018
Thank you srm515 for the five star rating and review. We are also looking for the rainclouds to roll in. Hope to see you again soon this season!
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from The Links at Sierra Blanca on 06/04/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

Love playing this course, more like a traditional style course on back nine than links style. Only complaint greens were a little bumpy but just getting over winter so can’t be too critical of that.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 03/20/2018
Thank you u247838138 for the course review and feedback regarding your recent visit to The Links At Sierra Blanca. We hope to see you again soon this season!
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