Best Golf Courses Near Roswell, NM
Did it really happen or not? Since 1947, the conspiracy theory goes, the U.S. Army has been covering up the crash of an alien spaceship in Roswell, New Mexico. This city of 48,000 in southeast New Mexico has used “The Roswell Incident,” in which the army reported finding the debris of a “flying disc,” to brand itself “The UFO Capital of the World.” You can scan the sky while enjoying tee times at the 1905-vintage Roswell Country Club, a private 9-hole facility that allows public play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Roswell’s municipal facility, Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River, honors the LPGA legend who grew up playing this tough, walker-friendly layout that dates back to 1930 and features tree-lined fairways with lots of bunkers. The New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course, a more player-friendly, public-access layout with wide fairways, is located less than two miles from the International UFO Museum and Research Center. That popular attraction is just one of several museums in this culturally attuned town that also is home to a symphony orchestra and theater and live music venues. International performers come here annually for the Roswell Jazz Festival in October. The surrounding countryside is inviting to outdoor lovers with its abundance of natural lakes formed of limestone. Bottomless Lakes State Park’s multiple deep lakes are actually collapsed limestone caves where you can enjoy all sorts of water activities, including scuba diving . Roswell’s parks and lakes present plenty of opportunities to hike, bike, boat, paddle and fish. Just keep an eye out for little green men.