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4.0
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
79.7%
Recommend this course
63 out of 75 reviews
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3.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
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2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.3
64.3%
Recommend this course
9 out of 14 reviews
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3.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.3
64.3%
Recommend this course
9 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7212 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.6
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Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Casino

Available Activities

Swimming, Skiing, Billiards

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Mexico (2019 #10)

Reviews

4.0
75 Reviews (75)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elk damage and end of season have had itheir effects on an otherwise great course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Closed

Booked and paid in full online, drove three hours from ABQ, and course was closed. Had apparently been closed for a couple of days. Wasted many hours driving for nothing. Please communicate closures in advance. Pro shop very non-chalant. Found you could still book online despite closure.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closed

Booked online with golf now and got to the course to find it closed due the small amount of snow on it from last week. Very poor staff too, extremely rude.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Putt Putt

Too many trees in the fairways....total of 28 trees in the middle of 12 fairways...do not recommend. Rainmaker Course is much better.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring a serious chainsaw

There are multiple (at least 5-6) fairways with mature pine trees in the fairways! They are in the landing areas or just blocking approach shots towards the green. You have to be able to either hit a punch hook or a punch fade to keep the ball in play. The local elk are allowed to roam around on the course leaving their tracks
embedded all over the greens, and their urine kills the turf grass leaving bare earth exposed.. Our cart had empty sand bottles to start with and each sand refill station was full of empty sand bottles and trash. There were 4 “bag boys” in the cart loading area and not any of them offered help placing the golf bags onto the carts of my foursome or to get us a wet towel.
The driving range is only 150 yds. long, so only wedges and short irons are allowed to be hit. When I called the day before to confirm my tee time, the answering machine recording gave the April 2019 opening date for play. This is 2020 folks. I left a message at 9:00 am asking for a call back that never happened. Many areas in play on the course. were soggy due to poor drainage . Sand traps were not well maintained. After the round at 4:00 pm, no “bag boys “ were available to clean clubs or help in any way. My one prior round at the course was just as bad an experience, but I thought I’d give it another try. Boy was I disappointed and felt bad for subjecting my friends to such a poor outing. I will not ever go back and recommend you look elsewhere too!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and challenging course!

The course has a big wow factor in the beautiful Sacramento mountains of Ruidoso.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not healthy

Round canceled due to 10-15 employees testing positive for COVID-19

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play during COVID-19.

Course did not meet expectations and reception upon arrival was non existent. The experience was comparable to playing a muni course but much more expensive. No bang for the buck!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great scenery, beautiful greens, good fairways, a few questionable tree placements

I played the course today and enjoyed the scenery, the course, and the conditions. The greens were wonderful and rolled true. Reading the mountain greens is another story - very challenging. Two or three times the putts broke the opposite of what I read. Fault mine, of course - but a made a few as well. The fairways were in good condition in most places. Some drought damages spots, but not bad anywhere.

I played the white tees - still recovering from shoulder surgery - and a few times there didn't seem to be a landing place off the tees - hitting drives 250 to 275.

I didn't care for the tree placement in the middle of some fairways. Sure some can be strategic, but for me - too many. Hole 14 (a par 5) in particular has a huge tree right in middle of the fairway about 50-60 yards from the green. I had played a second shot to about 100 yards out around a blind dogleg, but had to punch a driver as an approach shot from the right side of the fairway. I had to play under the tree.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

This is a well manicured and stunningly beautiful course with lots of wonderful scenery and wildlife to see.

The only reason it didn't get 5* for everything is the slow play. Also, they allow 5 balls out which slows the round down considerably.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play

Overall I had an excellent experience. Greens and shots off the tee were challenging. The course is really pretty. My only complaint was that the bunkers need to be repaired. The edges were not well defined.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Mountain beautiful

One of my favorite mountain resort courses.
A great layout and beautifully maintained.
A championship course with no senior tees.
So play the forward tees if like me your long game has become a little shorter.
Simply beautiful views. Greens challenging.
Great layout.
One will never be bored.
Great stay and play rates.
One of New Mexico's best.
Enjoy golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beauty & The Beast

Nothing but praise for a beautiful, quiet, very well cared for, challenging track! With the exception of a driving range that would allow all clubs to be used, this is a gem!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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