Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Twin Warriors: Two of the Southwest's most prestigious golf facilities can in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Two of the Southwest's most prestigious golf facilities can in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here you can play the legendary Twin Warriors Golf Club and experience the tradition that is Santa Ana Golf Club. Both golf courses are ranked within the Top 100 Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. As sister courses, they offer a rare opportunity to play two of the nation’s best while remaining in the desert retreat of Albuquerque.

The Santa Ana Golf Club offers golf the way it was meant to be played. The New York Times calls Santa Ana "one of America's three best true links-style golf courses." The course follows in the tradition of golf's first and finest links-style courses and was highly rated by both Golf Week and Golf Digest.

You'll enjoy a 27-hole championship links-style golf course, five sets of tees on every hole, play from 5,500 yards to 7,400 yards (depending on which tee you play from), a 22,000-square-foot Club House, eight lakes, a full-service Pro Shop, excellent practice facilities, hospitality quarters, and a four-star restaurant, a casual bar and grille.

Twin Warriors Golf Club (Architect: Gary Panks Established: May 2001) is eighteen holes of high desert, championship golf routed in and around 20 ancient cultural sites of previous habitation and activity. The course has beautiful grassy knolls and ridges dotted with Juniper and Pinon Pine. Wonderful dry washes known as arroyos and eroded land features, along with the sacred butte known as Tuyuna or "Snakehead" complete a picture framed by spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains.

Twin Warriors Golf Club, designed and developed with meticulous care and cultural sensitivity, provides both the championship golfer and the resort-style golfer a unique golfing adventure. Its 18 holes of championship golf, including the largest golf course water feature in the state with a cascading waterfall, an ancient cave dwelling and an abandoned horse corral.
The GPS-equipped golf carts, with illustrations of each hole, accurate yardage to the pin, key hazards, playing tips, and even score keeping and food/beverage ordering capabilities.

The Santa Ana Golf Club is a daily fee golf course - only one fee for the entire day! The golf course offers the glorious natural splendor of the Santa Ana Pueblo. Located north of Albuquerque, NM and woven through the desert along the Rio Grande, it is surrounded by the grandeur of the Jemez Mountains to the west, the Sangre de Cristos to the north, and the Sandia Mountains immediately east, offering a spectacular view of the 10,000-foot Sandia Peak. Native grasses, subtle mounding and eight crystal-blue lakes inspire and challenge your best play.

James Weaver
Golfwiz Blog

Senior Travel Writer

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