Sandia GC Review

I have been remiss in not leaving a review of Sandia Golf Club in as much as I log over 100 rounds per year there. I moved to Albuquerque from PaaKoRidge a little over a year ago and was saddened to leave such a great course-I needn't have worried. Sandia, which opened just over 2 years ago is on a gorgeous piece of property at the base of the Sandia Mountains with gorgeous views from every angle and with not a home in sight. Arriving at the club house/bag drop you will be greeted by one of several helpful and friendly young men and women-bravo!!!! Entering the Pro Shop Adam,Chris,Raquel or Andy will greet you, make you feel at home and help you get your day started. On the course there is always at least one beverage cart and the halfway house is usually open as well. Drink plenty of water and watch your Adult Beverage intake as it is very dry and at 5500-6000 feet the effects will be amplified-so be careful. The fairways are generous and in exceptional shape while usually funneling the ball back towards the middle. The greens are of average size, are in great shape, receptive to well struck shots, roll true and with a little more than average speed-awesome!!! The recent arrival of a new Superintendent, Raquels Husband, has resulted in even better conditioning which I didn't think possible. It is unbelievable that Sandia is less than 3 years old-WOW!!!There are very few holes that leave you scratching your head although the 6th a short par 4 and the 11th come to mind- consult the GPS, aim left and swing away. The GPS is the best I've ever used, with all the usual features it also has the capability to point out other carts in your potential landing areas. Overall the course is one of the finest I have ever played and with 5 sets of tees there is suitable set up for nearly every skill level. Make reservations for the adjacent Hotel Casino, stay and play for a few days, enjoy a drink and the views from the top floor restaurant/bar and try your luck at the tables. I can't guarantee your success in the casino, but I am very confident you will fall in love with Sandia Golf Club.

-Danny Stravalli Jul 25, 2007


Fantastic golf course! It's a long hitter's paradise, and it's great if your looking for a challenge. The greens are one of the best that I've seen. They roll true to the line, and don't have too many hidden breaks. Definantly a course to play in Albuquerque.

-Nathan Pruden Nov 15, 2005


Best kept secret in the Albuquerque area, beautiful views of the Sandias and the Rio Grande Valley. Course makes you take risks to avoid hitting through the fairways. Immaculate course condition last time I played.

-Jim Hinde Aug 22, 2005


 They do it right across the board. Great course that will only get better with time.

-Jeff Mosley Aug 19, 2005

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