Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club - Course 1

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  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3737 yards
  • Layout

  • 1 Club House Dr , Sandia Park, NM 87047, United States,
  • (866) 898-5987, (505) 281-6000
  • www.paakoridge.com
A view from the 7th fairway at Course 1 from Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
A view of the 9th hole from Course 1 at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
A view of thefairway #1 at Course 1 from Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Ken Dye
Type: Public
Greens: L93 Bentgrass
Fairways: Kentucky Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round
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Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Prohibited clothing includes: cut-offs, gym shorts, tank tops, and knobby spiked shoes which cause damage to the greens. Recommended short length is mid-thigh

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3737 yards 0.0 0
Blue 36 3571 yards 0.0 0
Green 36 3354 yards 0.0 0
Brown 36 3115 yards 0.0 0
Gray 36 2876 yards 0.0 0

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recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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"WOW!"


Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

Played on 10/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

It’s hard to believe this is a public course. The views are spectacular, the course is in great conditions with playing as difficult as you want it. This will be a must on our New Mexico yearly golf outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular views"


Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Paa-Ko Ridge was a true 5 star facility. The drive up to the course from ABQ for a 1st timer was an experience in itself. Beautiful homes surrounding the course and oh those beautiful Sandias. I played 1-18 holes (the original 18). Course conditions were some of the best I've seen. The altitude has let the bent grass grow green and thick. Rough was cut nicely, but very thick. Greens rolled very true and were a good speed for the undulation of the greens. Play to the correct tiers or have a wild putt all over this place. Hole variety was extremely good. From par 3s to 5s you never felt like you played the same hole twice. If you really spray the ball this course will be difficult. Length is not an issue due to the altitude of 7,000+ feet. Costco gift cards can be bought for members to receive 100 for 80 dollars to save a little. Great play. Must play. Go and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Spectacular course with incredible views. Very challenging, especially with windy conditions, but enjoyable. Look out for the bunkers! I spent a large chuck of my day in the bunkers. We played on a Friday in March and practically had the course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I loved this golf course. I played here three times in March 2017. The weather was perfect and the course was immaculate. Tremendous views. Course was not crowded at all during the week and staff was super friendly. They also have a great, reasonably priced grill if you just want to enjoy lunch. Really hope to go back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough and Lonely"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I would consider this the top course in Albuquerque/Santa Fe area for it's great layout and superb greens, and great views. You need to bring your "A Game" or you shouldn't even consider playing;especially when the wind picks up. Also, a rangefinder is a MUST! Course is in the middle of no where and if you have time, it's a beautiful drive. Most of the ALB locals I meet won't play it because it has a reputation for having a rude staff and local high roller residents who want the course for themselves. I've experienced this myself as a single where twice in one round 2 groups wouldn't let me join them and one guy gave me a hard time for sharing the same hole with him on the practice green: and I'm around a 5 handicap, so think I would know a little about golf etiquette. Pricing for NM but not compared to Scottsdale during the winter. The back 19 is top notch!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"New Mexico Gem"


Top 50 Contributor
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 03/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Paa-Ko Ridge is the best course in Albuquerque and with Black Mesa, the best course in the state. This course will challenge you with its bunkering, multi-tiered or divided by a ridge greensites and demand for many types of shot shapes. This course is loved by my scratch golf friends as well as people who don't even carry a handicap; that is quite an endorsement. The facilities are well maintained, the staff is friendly and I played 36 holes on all 3 layouts in 6 1/2 hours.

The course itself has 3 nines, of which I prefer the 1st and 2nd nines. The third is still good, but the first and second are great. Holes play in all directions, the first nine has a drivable par four that if done well could result in birdie or even eagle, but make a mistake and double bogey comes into play. Par 5s vary in that some are definite three shotters and others are reachable in two if your game is on. It is a 50-50 split between those two. Being a course in the mountains there are elevation changes on a few holes on each nine and the uphill/downhill holes vary between being 1, 2 or 3 shotters so it doesn't become repetitive.

The conditioning at Paa-Ko is great. Fairways and greens are in excellent shape. The course has a practice green, driving range and a short game practice range. There is also a full service restaurant on site.

If you are in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, Paa-Ko Ridge is a must play. Enjoyed by all handicaps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic tract"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 3/26/2013

Reviewed on

Well maintained, scary long, terrific scenery. This remote layout with 27 holes can play to over 7600 yards. The course runs through dense cedar trees and scrub brush with lots of elevated tee boxes and/or greens. The courses are part of an upscale housing community, but for now, there are very few homes near the course, which makes for a terrific golf outing. Did I mention the views? Great views in all directions. Beautiful! By the way...I played mid-week and the senior rate was only $47.20. Quite the bargain that included unlimited range balls, cart and greens fee. They will let you play the other nine for only $15 more. (low season rates). Hit 'em straight. FORE!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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