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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

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Address: 1 Club House Dr, Sandia Park, NM 87047-8531
Phone Number: 505 281 6000
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Designed by award-winning architect, Ken Dye, this 18-hole championship...

Designed by award-winning architect, Ken Dye, this 18-hole championship golf course stretches 7,500 and is nestled in the scenic Sandia Mountains.

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Never boring, beautiful curves, always confident of herself..... remind you of someone that you wanted to approach but was afraid she was out of your league. We are talking about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roadrunner7431
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never boring, beautiful curves, always confident of herself..... remind you of someone that you wanted to approach but was afraid she was out of your league. We are talking about a golf course here. in a word - seductive.

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This course is extremely beautiful and very challenging and can be brutal for some golfers. Every hole is stunning and most of the course is not hemmed in by homes, so you will enjoy uncluttered scenic vistas. The course has 27 holes with 19-27 being the newest. High altitude is a factor for those visiting from low elevations. It is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just awful, I'm so sorry to whoever's planning on having their wedding here, biggest scam ever. By far the worst group of staff I've ever seen, managers and planners were a complete joke. Kicked us out of a wedding 3 HOUR earlier, wouldn't give us a refund even though everything was PREPAID for. And the worst thing is they wouldn't... More 

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3 Thank Raf S
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top course that you can play. It's just hands down beautiful. A must go. Don't even hesitate to put it in your trip. The new head pro, Lee, a must avoid person. It seems like all the other staff have an issue with this guy. Almost mad that you are paying for your round and buying a polo. After several... More 

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1 Thank vigarza007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paako Ridge (ranked #35 for all public courses in the US) was a remarkable golf course. The only thing more remarkable was how awful the club pro (Lee Sanchez - Ranked #1 worst club pro in the US) was to us during our stay. Its honestly pretty hard to make someone not enjoy their time on that immaculate golf course... More 

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7 Thank Asher H
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I remember when this course was a great experience. Attentive staff and great golf. But not anymore as seen on other reviews the golf shop staff is almost rude. The first 18 were great but then they added the goofiest golf on 19-27 just to try to build more houses and make more money. When we booked we said we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding here. The views from the outside patio area are picture perfect! You see the first and the 18th green, beautiful native plants and trees, a lake and the mountains frame this picture so beautifully! We walked in the well stocked golf shop and we had a drink in the bar. I like how you walk up... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Paa-Ko Ridge is a top 100 US golf course and fully deserves this rating. 27 holes at one of the most scenic courses you can ask for. The courses are above average in difficulty and have outstanding course conditions. There is significant elevation changes and tremendous beauty. Course was well staffed with a marshal, bag attendants and has a solid... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We (my wife and I) are reasonable golfers with low teens handicap. We're told that this is the best golf course in New Mexico. Was also recommended by some friends so we thought we would try it. Some aspects were great and some were disappointing. For first time and probably only time players the greens I think were not too... More 

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1 Thank docbob0707
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We played Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club this past weekend. Mind you, this is a very expensive course...4 of us close to $500.00!! We arrived at the bag drop. There was no one there to help with clubs. Eventually they came and put our bags on the carts. They told us there was cold water in the cooler on the cart.... More 

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