The NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course is located at the base of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and offers the golfer a scenic view and fresh air. The golf course officially opened in 1958 and was a traditional 9-hole parkland style golf course. In 2008, the golf was redesigned by ® Jeffrey D. Brauer, ASGCA, and offers quite a contrast in lay out between the pervious course. We now have a touch of Scotland in the heart of Las Vegas, NM with this amazing 9-hole championship length links style golf course that only takes 90 min to play!
The course is characterized by generous fairways, relatively flat terrain, a combination of links style as well as tree lined holes, and the best greens in the state. The course features 3 significant par 4’s that are all in the 400 yard plus range. Prepare to be challenged right out of the gate – the first two holes could leave you shaking your head and playing catch up the rest of the nine. Holes 3, 4, and 5 are where you can make a run for the course record.
Holes 6 and 7 are perched on the highest land of the golf course and you will need to be ready to hit some shots into our famous crosswind from the SW. The wind tends to blow 5-10 mph more on these holes.
Hole 8 is considered our signature hole and is one of the most uniquely designed par 5s in the state. The tee box is elevated around 100 feet above the fairway and is a great risk reward par 5. At just over 545 yards, depending on which tee you play, a good drive will give you a chance to reach the green in 2. However, you will have to flirt with 2 giant 30 foot mounds covered in fescue that are right in front of the green, leaving you a blind shot to the green.
The 9th hole is considered by many players to be one of the hardest par 3s in the state. From the tips, you have 238 yards to the middle of the green. The green is a mirrored version of the road hole at St. Andrews and is slightly angled so the landing area is small. There is a pot bunker on the right side of the green and a 40-yard bunker parallel to the green on the left. Making a 3 on this hole will give you bragging rights over your buddies.
The NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course features a 300+ yard driving range including a sizable grass tee area and a putting/chipping green. Our qualified PGA Head Golf Professional, Justin Aragon, offers a full array of clinics as well as private lessons so that you can get the most out of your golf game. Be sure to inquire about the new video/launch monitor swing analysis currently being offered at the golf course.