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Sierra del Rio Golf Course

101 Clubhouse Dr., Elephant Butte, NM 87935
575-744-4653
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Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: Snuggled just six miles from the base of Turtleback Mountain and sprawling throughout the wide open landscapes of the high desert, Sierra Del Rio... more » Owner description: Snuggled just six miles from the base of Turtleback Mountain and sprawling throughout the wide open landscapes of the high desert, Sierra Del Rio honors the majestic spirit of the wild southwest. Located in Elephant Butte, NM within the 1,000 plus acres of Turtleback Mountain Resort, Sierra Del Rio Golf Course, is an 18-hole championship facility with full amenity clubhouse. Sierra Del Rio is home to the New Mexico Shootout where players such as Nancy Lopez, Natalie Gulbis, and Rosie Jones have challenged the course. « less
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New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I will be blunt, this place SUCKS. We had a group of 45 people drive 80 miles from Las Cruces, NM for a car rallye and lunch. Sierra Del Rio was phoned well ahead of time to advise the restaurant that 45 people would be attending lunch. We arrived at 1:00PM, and there was NO waiter/waitress available for our group.... More

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Thornton
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We played this course at the end of September. We had no advance warning of the greens being aerated and top dressed other wise I would not have booked a tee time. They did give us discount because of the greens. One thing that was out of their control was the outrageous swarms of mosquitoes due to the recent rains... More

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Dewey, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

With a rather limited menu, this restaurant has much improved under new management. Weather permitting, sit out on the deck and enjoy your food while overlooking the beautiful golf course. Located in the small desert town of Elephant Butte, NM, the green manicured turf is a pleasant escape for dinner. The food is good and the full bar is enjoyable... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Holy Cow. What a great golf course. One of the best in New Mexico. I stayed at the Comfort Inn and got a coupon to only play for $45 and it included range balls and a cart. I will be making special trips to just play the course. The food at the club house was also great. The "Green" is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Course is great, challenging and fun. Restaurant is open for limited hours, only till 7 pm so when we finished our round we were turned away. We did try again another day to eat here and food is mediocre at best. Basic sandwiches and they didn't have all the ingredients for my sandwich but failed to tell me before bringing... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

First time to play at this course for me on the recommendation of my companion who had played before. The drive from Ruidoso, NM was nice, not too long & coming into the drive to the clubhouse was beautiful!!! What a surprise to find something this gorgeous in the desert. We ate on the patio before our round of golf... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The two-hour drive from Albuquerque to Sierra del Rio was well worth it. The course, as usual, is well maintained and challenging and the service was exceptional. My son and I enjoyed our experience so much that we played 45 holes of golf over two days. Of particular note is the hospitality availed by Mr. Jake Saxton--the Director of Golf.... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We love the restaurant at Sierra Del Rio. We haven't golfed in years, but we love to come to the restaurant. They have a huge out door deck to sit on on nice days, and a real nice indoor seating area as well. The views are awesome. We've been here about a dozen times, and the food has always been... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

I come to T or C for art, hot water and that bohemian funkyness it has so is never visited the golf course. And I don't play golf. But the resteraunt in the club house was recomended to me and so I thought " what the Hey ? " glad I did. Very nice. Very classy. But reasonable prices and... More

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Abilene, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I still consider us newbies. We played this course last Spring. We had only been playing golf for 2 years. It was by far the nicest course we had played. It was such a lush surprise in the middle of a dessert and drought!! At the time we got an excellent deal for a weekday round and lunch. We loved... More

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