Best Golf Courses Near Las Cruces, NM
Las Cruces, New Mexico enjoys 330 sunny days a year and a mild winter. The second largest city in the “Land of Enchantment” is home to New Mexico State University. The Aggies New Mexico State University Golf Course, a tree-lined layout with wide fairways that plays in the shadows of the Organ and “A” Mountains, is one of the nation’s top college courses and also one of the best 18s in all of New Mexico. Set amidst prairie dunes, the links-style Red Hawk Golf Course was Golf Advisor’s selection for top course in the state in 2020 and 2021. A third course in town, Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, is a desert-style layout tucked within a housing development. When golf is over, downtown Las Cruces beckons, as something always seems to be going on. Las Cruces boasts one of the nation’s premier farmers markets, as well as an array of shops, galleries and restaurants. The city’s population swells during many festivals each year—two of the most popular are Cowboy Days in March and Renaissance ArtFaire in November. When locals want to show off Las Cruces’ natural splendor, they head to Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument, where archeological sites and petroglyphs abound, and White Sands National Park which is most noted for its other-worldly pure white gypsum dunes. Ah, but for the most other-worldly experience possible, you can buy a ticket for several hundred thousand dollars from Virgin Galactic, an aerospace company, for a rocket flight into space from the company’s spaceport located north of Las Cruces.