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“Excellent New Course In Southern New Mexico”
Review of Red Hawk Golf Club

Red Hawk Golf Club
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent New Course In Southern New Mexico”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Red Hawk Golf Course opened in the fall of 2012 and is being improved continuously. The staff is very friendly and helpful, bringing you a cart to your car. Green fees are reasonable but ask about special rates in the club house. The course has cool season grass so it is green all year. There are no trees but stay out of the desert. Drives are best in the wide fairways as the rough is rather thick. The course is well bunkered although the sand can be soft. The greens are smooth and fast. They do have a slight problem with golfers not repairing their ball marks. The greens also have false fronts and sides so it is best to hit to the center of the greens until familiar with the course.

A round of golf usually takes 4 hours or less. You can follow with lunch and/or libations in the club house. The club house is not fancy but the food is good and reasonably priced.

All in all an excellent golf experience.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Socorro, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Too tough”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

They took a perfectly good piece of NM desert and tried to make a golf course out of it.
This property is well designed, constructed and maintained; for low handicap golfers.
If you are a senior or average golfer you may find this course to tough to enjoy.
As a senior golfer I found the sand traps too steep to enter and step out of.
At most greens you had to climb over hills to get to the green and return.
Most tees required climbing hills from and returning to the cart.
In keeping with a strange tradition in golf, they ban carts from access to the fairways on par 3’s.
I have never heard a good explanation for this other than all the other courses do it.
Last comment is they ban carts from the parking lot.
If I have to explain why this is not senior friendly do not read further.
If they want to sell building lots they should consider the buyer.

Visited September 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hole in one”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great course, just a little off the beaten path. Husband made his first hole in one there, and the first one for the course. I wish they would put his picture up with the rest of the group, but we got one of the flags which was cool.
Definately a course to play, but Watch out for rattlesnakes.

Visited May 2013
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El Paso, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent golf course”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very good fairways, excellent but difficult greens, wonderful and kind staff.. all these advantages at a very reasonable price.

Visited March 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Keep Your Shots Low”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a very challenging links style course that punishes guys that like to hit long slices and then try to recover from the rough. If you don't stay on the fairway here you will likely never find your ball. Even if you do find it, the rough is fearsome indeed, especially in the Summer, when you may find a rattlesnake wrapped around your ball. All of the bunkers, fairway and greenside, are well-groomed with deep, soft sand and high lips. There are no trees and the course snakes around rolling hills on the high plains at the base of the Dona Ana Mtns, so it is exposed to all kinds of wind. Keep your shots low to minimize the effect of the wind. It's better to hit an accurate stroke from a little further back on the fairway than to try to recover from the rough or a bunker. In addition, the course boasts a spectacular 270 deg view of the area, a comfortable clubhouse with decent food & beverages, and a staff that is cheerful, enthusiastic, and friendly.

Visited February 2013
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