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Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6817 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.7

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Mexico (2018 #4)

Reviews

4.8
24 Reviews (24)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Bunkers 7
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Beautiful course winding through the mesas

Cochiti is a really nice course with a lot of elevation change. You basically start out from the clubhouse heading down a canyon through the fifth hole then you clip back up through the ninth, back down from ten thirteen then climb back to the clubhouse. The course was in very good shape considering it's February and there were patches of snow here and there. Despite the several holes with doglegs the fairways tend to be pretty forgiving so you have a lot of room to work with but club selection off the tee is important. There are many holes that look long enough for a driver but a three wood is probably going to be a better choice. It is also an enjoyable course to walk but might be challenging for a lot of people so at least on the first time playing the course a cart is probably the better choice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

Cochiti was recommended by staff at other courses we played in Albuquerque, and we are glad they did!
The course layout is challenging. My husband played the golf tees and I played the white tees. While you need to be straight off the tee, the holes are fair.
Fairways were decent. Greens are good sized and rolled well although a bit slow. Tee boxes were pretty ragged but most were recently aerated.
Elevation changes and amazing views!
While we played in 4 1/2 hours, the pace was slow with 2 groups waiting on each tee box. The starter told us that there was a "player assist cart" that monitors pace of play, but we never saw it!
Overall enjoyable course and worth the 50 min drive!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth The Drive!

Wife and I played here while vacationing in Santa Fe. After being disappointed at another course in the area, we were very happy with Cochiti. The staff was friendly and helpful (especially Cedric). The course was in great shape. Really liked the layout (and I normally don't care or RTJ courses). Pace of play was good - especially for a Saturday morning. We are really glad we found Cochiti Lake and will definitely return if we get back in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great of the beaten path course!

This course while off the beaten path, was a joy to play. The green were in great shape for the dry summer.... the fairways are challenging but fair. The rough is challenging so stay out unless you have DJ’s follow-through!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem midway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe

I've been playing Cochiti once every year or so for the past 20 years. I love this course as it is incredibly scenic, peaceful, fun, & challenging. At times on a typical day you feel like you are the only people out there. The layout, while not overly long at their elevation above sea level, offers a wide variety of holes. Short part 3's, long par 3's, driveable par 4's, long par 5's, etc.
The bar & grill is serviceable if not spectacular. No GPS on the carts and very likely you will NOT have cell service to use a GPS app. Sprinkler heads with yardages on them are hard to find so bring your range finder!
My rating for Value for the Money is due to a pet peeve - they make you pay separate for range balls. Whenever you are playing any course with greens fees over $50, I just feel like range balls to warm up should be included.
The conditions and weather were fantastic for this round, close to the best I've seen them in quite a few years. Fall is an absolutely great time for golf in central & southern NM. Pace of Play was OK (4hrs, 45min); we waited a few times on the front 9, but we were a twosome behind a threesome.
Even saw my first tarantula crossing the 14th fairway!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A solid "southwest" golf experience

As the last course on my “Southwest Swing” Cochiti was, by far, the most “Southwest” (at least in the sense of what I expected going into the rounds). High desert surroundings (Sage Brush, small scraggly trees, dried grass and rocks) frame lush fairways and greens creating a strikingly sharp contrast.

I found Cochiti in great shape. They had just aerated, but that in no way effected my round. The greens were in rolling well (although we did have to fix a few extra ball marks along the way, certainly not the courses fault), the fairways were well groomed, and - while wet from the previous days rain - the rough was manicured and fair (I know because I spent more time than usual there).

I also enjoyed the layout of the course. Rather than try to ensconce the natural elevation changes of the environment into the course, they were used to create contrast wherever possible. This is a Robert Trent Jones course, and it shows. “Vista point” elevated tee’s, requiring a decent carry over native areas to be safe, dot the course; and the desire to take out my camera and capture yet another cool tee shot was a repeating theme.

I played the blues which are almost 600 yards longer than the whites. Mostly the difference was just distance, but there were a few where it changed the way I attacked the hole. I appreciated this, as I don’t play the back just so I can use a longer club from the tee box.

I found the staff very friendly, especially the starter who verbally walked me through most of the challenging holes on the course when he found out I was a first time player. This was especially valuable on #10 which has a large water hazard invisible from the tee box but absolutely reachable with a driver. Even the grounds crew was engaging, complimenting me on my (almost) birdie on the hole they were working on and chatting with me about the course and my experience in general.

Not only would I play Cochiti again, I’d really like to because I didn’t have my best game today, so I don’t think I gave it much of a test.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 166
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Overall Good Experience

Overall a solid value. Course was in much better shape than when I first played there a few years back. Is a scenic course a little ways away from Santa Fe and Albuquerque but worth the drive. Staff very friendly. Would play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best Public Golf in Santa Fe

35 minute drive from Santa Fe. We played with an early tee time. 4 hour round. The course is in perfect condition. Interesting routing. The scenery is spectacular. Reasonable price. 5 star rating in my book. My favorite public course in Santa Fe. (the best course is the private Sunrise course at Las Campanas). Have a green chile cheeseburger after your round. Mmm

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Terrible Tee Time Management!

We reserved a Tee time. We drove 2.5 hrs from our vacation in Taos to play this course. Play being the key word. When we were sent to the FIRST tee, there was already 5 other carts lined up to start. While we waited, 3 more carts lined up behind us. A total of 19 people all waiting to start! We went on a Tues morning at 10 am. Needless to say, you got to hit A ball about every 20 minutes. The rest of the time you sit. There was a family of 4 leading the pack, with 2 young children playing, who wasn't letting anyone play through. A course Marshall finally showed up right before the 9th hole, and then the family let us play through. As we went through, we then caught up to an older foursome, and allowed 2 faster playing guys behind us to play through. So, we were still boxed in on all sides.
So, after 6 hrs on the course, 4 hrs of it spent sitting, we then got to drive 2.5 hrs back to Taos. Needless to say, no matter how beautiful a course it is, it doesn't compensate for staring at the same greens for 30 min.
We will never play here again, as it's obvious taking your money is their only interest, not giving you a good golfing experience.
Kansas Couple

Visited June 2016

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun and Scenic

Great views and a friendly staff started the day off right. The course is not particularly challenging but there is definitely some shot golf to be had. Lots of fun holes with different strategies available depending on your mood. I would strongly consider joining the men's club if I lived in the area. Worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 100
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Denver Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Enchanting fun in NM

Pueblo Di Cochiti is between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Not a far drive from either, the course is closer to Santa Fe. The course has a putting green, driving range and restaurant on site to meet what you need. The staff in the restaurant and pro shop are very nice and helpful. If you are in the restaurant, get something with Green Chile.
The area is high desert with scenic views of mountains and mesas. They have shoulder season deals; I played for $30 with a cart-excellent value.
The course itself must be quite challenging from the back tees. If you choose the correct tees, there will be a good mix of challenge and fun. Fairways are wide but not too wide. I played in early spring so there wasn't much rough to speak of. There are not too many bunkers. Water does come into play on a few holes and there are forced approaches over it. Par 3s have a variety of lengths and directions. A couple of the par 5s can be had in two if you hit two great shots. They also vary in direction. I think that the par 4 10th is the "Signature Hole" with a carry over water to a peninsula green. There are other holes which stand out; such as, the 8th. If you take the hero line with a long carry, it is drivable. Risk-Reward. There are other holes with risk-reward strategy. A few holes have elevation to change, but not all of them so it isn't redundant.
Over all, Pueblo De Cochiti is yet another course worth seeing if in New Mexico. If you find yourself in the Land of Enchantment it is a good place to spend a day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Land of Enchantment

Playing in NM is the greatest- the weather- the people- the workers of Cochiti are always great- Need to do it again soon!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Challenging Beauty

If you haven't played the track before, do it!!! It is a must play for any golf enthusiast who can respect the design of a course that takes such advantage of the natural lay of the land...
Simply put, it is an amazing bargain and a fantastic lay out with blind shots, challenging greens and scenic views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

New Mexico Beautiful

This is a hidden gem in NM between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Stunning views, great conditions and friendly staff. You can't go wrong unless you get stuck behind players who are struggling. Stay in the fairways and enjoy yourself. Watch for rattlesnakes if you get too far off course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Very nice.

Only course I have played in the Santa Fe area. I got a twilight rate at $25 with a cart, so I was off to a great start. The weather finally got comfortable enough to go play, although it was still windy there were plenty of places on the course that were out of the wind, plus the wind didn't really affect my play. This course looked like it got through winter without to much injury. Some of the fairways had dead spots, but overall they were in good shape. The greens were fantastic. A little fast, but that's what I like, and also not too many straight putts as most of the greens had ridges and slopes. Sand traps were good, actually had sand and not hard dirt. The course wasn't too tough, and if you're a long baller you'll prolly have plenty of opportunity for birdies. Liked this course a lot, I bet it's phenomenal in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Fun Course

The course was in excellent condition for the time of year. Greens were fast but ran true. You could see that they are doing lots of work on the course getting it ready for growing season. You can't beat the views. It was a sunny day but the forecast was wrong on the wind conditions. I love this course and will be back. Great value for the money. Got a deal on Golfnow.com for $9.00 greens fee with cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Scenic and challenging.

Not a long course if you play from the proper tees. Plenty of challenging tee and approach shots. That's half the battle. Plenty of tough, undulating greens. Make sure you are below the hole. Very scenic! Course in fair condition for early spring.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quiet and fun

Me and buddy had great time. After the turn got slow we were a 2 so was waiting a lot. Nobody lets you play threw they jest look at you and stick there old noses up in the air and tee off

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition well cared for!!

The best kept secret in New Mexico!! It is so serene ! The greens are well maintained along with the whole golf course. Great price for the money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful, but tough.

This course is not super long, but it plays a lot longer and tougher. Course was in excellent condition, and there is not a flat putt anywhere. The food was good at the clubhouse. The views are incredible.
The only down side was the cleanliness of the restrooms at the clubhouse. They were disgusting!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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