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Lake Carlsbad Golf Course

901 Muscatel Ave., Carlsbad, NM 88220
505-885-5444
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Ranked #16 of 19 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Golfers can choose to tee off at the nine-hole par 3 course that runs along the beautiful Pecos...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Golfers can choose to tee off at the nine-hole par 3 course that runs along the beautiful Pecos River, the regulation 18-hole course situated in the foothills east of the river or the par 72 regulation course, which is not long, but offers a variety of challenges no matter what your skill level.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This little course looks like it has seen better days. The drought in the area has no doubt impacted the course and the greens but the beer bottles and trash represent low maintenance or lack of pride in what could be a premier Par 3. The first several holes parallel the lake whose shape resembles more of a river; quite... More 

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Carlsbad NM
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I've been playing LCGC for a few years now and I have seen great changes made on this course. The only big problem is slow play. There are a few retirees that think they own the course and will not let you play through. But most will. And the marshals are quite friendly and helpful with moving play along. The... More 

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The holes are so small I was tempted to just throw the ball at the green. All of the greens are so domed you have to put it in the hole or your approach rolls away. It was incredibly frustrating and not really fun. But on the up side, you will get lots of practice on your chipping.

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Mason City NE
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

My wife and I chose to spend the winter in Carlsbad in 2011 largely because of the "hunch" that the Lake Carlsbad Golf Course would serve as a major part of our recreational desires. We wanted easy access, an attractive course, friendly staff, a driving range and putting green, and we wanted the best price possible. What we got was... More 

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New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

I began learning to play golf recently. The nine-hole, par three is a good, non-intimidating place to start. I like the views as you play along the river. It's usually not crowded, and it's also surprisingly inexpensive: $5.50 to play through the nine-hole twice. Hard to beat that. The greens could be a little nicer, but considering everything else the... More 

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