Inn of the Mountain Gods

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3.5
42
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
67.2%
Recommend this course
35 out of 42 reviews
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4.1
10
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
12
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7212
Slope 132
Rating 72.6
Type Resort
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Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7212 yards 72.6 132
Blue 72 6732 yards 70.5 128
White 72 6356 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 6356 yards 74.8 137
Red (W) 72 5522 yards 70.3 127
Scorecard for Inn of the Mountain Gods
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/132 535 442 343 409 229 377 453 235 581 3604 354 494 216 419 548 474 380 445 272 3602 7206
Blue M: 70.5/128 519 433 333 392 196 352 384 226 557 3392 332 488 197 409 518 393 370 408 225 3340 6732
White M: 68.7/124 W: 71.8/131 509 416 323 375 174 338 365 205 530 3235 297 483 171 384 500 368 346 382 190 3121 6356
Red W: 70.3/127 449 354 251 341 126 301 310 173 447 2752 283 432 114 357 491 306 310 347 130 2770 5522
Handicap 7 1 11 9 17 13 3 15 5 8 14 4 12 6 16 18 2 10
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 5 13 7 17 11 9 15 3 10 4 14 6 2 16 18 8 12

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting.
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.5
42

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Narrow Fairways 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
A Weekend Splurge 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 14
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Doesn’t get much better than this

The weather, the views, the condition, the challenge, and the greens were excellent but fast. Lot of tall pines and some were in the middle of the fairways but it just added to the challenge. The play was slow but you don’t mind so much because it gives you a chance to take in the breath taking views and the lovely weather in the summertime. Not really much trouble at all if you keep your ball in the fairways. As a 16 handicapper I shot 91 and enjoyed the round more than the last 15 played elsewhere

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Sad to See Courae Condition

We have played the course many times when staying there & it's the only way to play it. Not worth the $75/pp for a couple. Course was not in the best condition. Also, except for 3 holes, we had two to 2 mowers rushing around the entire round. On one hole, we had to wait while a bunker guy was doing fast circles working the bunker. This was early afternoon. Never again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging track

Being able to shape your shots off the tee is a must. Trees everywhere, including places they probably shouldn't be. If your tee shot is in the short grass 150 yards from green you should NOT have to maneuver your ball around a 150 ft pine tree in the middle of the fairway. Some very unique and exciting holes make for an overall pleasant experience. Course was very dry, but I don't fault the maintenance crew. It's been a very dry season in NM.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

This course was amazing!! Awesome views and was well taken care of!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than past three rounds in three years

The staff was friendlier than times in the past. Did not have to play course with cart path only conditions. Did not feel like they just wanted our money and doing us a favor for taking it as in years past.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautifully Magestic Golf

We got an unbelievable rate through GolfNow. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Special shout out for the Marshall, Layton Black! The carts with the display screens were very helpful since none of the 4 of us were familiar with the course. We loved how it was laid out, and it was in great shape, considering how dry it’s been here. Looking forward to our next round July 4.

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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not their fault

Ruidoso really needs rain now. Very dry spell. July hopefully will bring the rainy season. The course will be back to great shape. It’s still worth the money on golf now. If you can play for 60 or less.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

For the Money

If you can get a good rate with golf now. It's well worth the money, I don't any coarse in the world is worth 100 or more. Thanks golf now.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful...but tough

One of the most scenic courses I've ever played. Surrounding mountains can take you away from the difficulty of the course. A lot of elevation changes. Collars around greens were a little rough and made short chips difficult. Being from flatlands of Texas, I could have used an extra day or two of acclimating to the thin air in mountains. Pace yourself, drink a lot of water if not used to this elevation (7000+). Real penalties if you ball is off fairways. Huge Pines will always be in play and in your lines. VERY NICE COURSE.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Needs a lot of work

Played 18 holes today. Was not impressed with this course at all! Lot of dead grass everywhere!!! Greens were bad, some were good. Can't believe they think their course is worth 55-85$ a pop!!! I have played over 100 courses and this was the worst for the money. Very dissatisfied!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

October Golf

There was a frost delay ( temp was 50ish) till 9. Left alone, played over an hour ahead of schedule. First impression was they didn't use any gas in the chainsaws, lots of trees to hit, and i did. The fairways were nice but the greens were great. Sand bunkers were good too. Only one employee in the club house and he was friendly and professional. No alcohol was available and the restaurant was closed for the season. Too bad on both accounts.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Worst management ever!

First, it is a really nice course with beautiful scenery. That is where the good stuff ends.

The staff was horrendously unfriendly.

The pace was slow on the front nine, but we weren't in a hurry so we didn't mind much. Then, when we made the turn we got to the #10 tee to notice that they put a dad and his five kids (appeared to be about 12 and under) between us and the group we had been waiting on all day! Are you kidding?!?! After watching the kids hit two or three tee shots each on the next two holes (and they had maybe never played before) and an hour for TWO holes while dad didn't even acknowledge or look back, we see the "Marshall" and just says they are just "playing around"! No kidding! No apology, no offer to speed them up, no making them let us play through to the two open holes in front of them! We pointed out that the kids (12 and under) were driving all over the fairways when it was supposed to be "cart path only" he just shrugged and said we could talk to the manager TOMORROW because he was the only employee left on duty because everyone else went home at 6:00! Dusk wasn't until about 9:00, and one 20 something "Marshall" left at the course! We decided it wasn't worth it and drove back to the clubhouse past the groups waiting on every tee box and fairway on the way! This was the absolute worst thing I have ever seen on a golf course. I wouldn't expect this on a $20 municipal course, much less at a "resort" with a $100 green fee! Disgusted!

If you go to Ruidoso and want to play a nice round of golf, try the Links where we played the day before and had a great time for $35 less. Nice, fun course in great condition and friendly folks.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Overpriced

This course is way overpriced. Staff friendliness changes from person to person. Some good, some just terrible. This was my second round this summer and I usually only go because my friends drag me here. Pace is always slow. They expect a 4.5 hour pace of play which is ridiculous. Only reason is the hackers on the course because they are staying at the resort. Both times the pace was really slow, and waited on almost every tee box. The conditions were a bit better this year but not what you would expect for the price. Will gladly play other courses in the area before this one.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not the best experience, overpriced

The course itself is nice and in pretty good shape overall and in a great mountain setting. A few of the greens looked like they were suffering from a fungus problem. The scenery is beautiful and the course pretty challenging. Not a big fan of trees in the middle of fairways, but it is what it is. For some reason, the Marshall had a big fixation on the 90 degree rule and came out several times to remind us and gave the single with us a hard time about it. Not sure why? Wasn't like we were abusing it. They do allow 5sums out. Fortunately we were not behind one of them. Two things bugged me here. First, felt like management was much more concerned about making a buck than the overall golf experience. Second, the course was just overpriced for what you got. Rainmakers was a much better value and experience and if I'm in the area, would play there over this course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not Quite Fit for the Gods

Was somewhat disappointed with the overall experience. The course was in pretty good shape, although some of the greens were suffering from what looked like fungus problems. The layout is decent although not a fan of placing trees in the middle of fairways. The scenery was very nice for sure. It was annoying that the Marshal had a big fixation on the 90 degree rule, much more so that any other course I've ever played, and the maintenance crews were out in force, which was also an annoyance. I just got the feeling management was much more concerned on making a buck than on the golf experience. Although the course is nice, myself and the single they paired me up with felt it's just not worth what they're charging and would not go back until they reduce green fees to a more realistic price.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Very nice Mountain course. Greens where in great shape and putted very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

From trees to creeks to mountains this course has it all. Elevated greens and island greens with awesome views! Very challenging course as well with very difficult greens to read and narrow fairways. I will be back every time I come into town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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