Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

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Albuquerque, New Mexico | Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

Architect: Ken Dye
Year: 2000

One Clubhouse Drive
Sandia Park, New Mexico 87047
(505) 281-6000

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized GPS carts available


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Originally opened in 2000, Paa-Ko Ridge started with 18 Ken Dye designed holes before adding an additional nine holes in 2005. Located in the Sandia Mountains with elevations as high as 7000 feet, the course features dramatic holes with expansive vistas that bring extra excitement and eye candy to every shot. Slow growing pinon, juniper, and ponderosa trees cover the surrounding hilltops and frame the fairways to help give separation and privacy hole to hole. The conditioning of the bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens is absolutely top notch and meets or exceeds the expectations one would have at an upper end Top 100 public facility.

Local Knowledge:  Rates are as much as 50% cheaper during certain times of the year or at twilight.

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Bill Satterfield

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

What to Expect:  When a course claims to have 18 signature holes I instantly roll my eyes at the overused marketing ploy. Thankfully you won't find Paa-Ko Ridge employing this strategy, but it is because they have 27 signature hole candidates and not just 18. Originally opened in 2000, Paa-Ko Ridge started with 18 Ken Dye designed holes before adding an additional nine holes in 2005. Located in the Sandia Mountains with elevations as high as 7000 feet, the course features dramatic holes with expansive vistas that bring extra excitement and eye candy to every shot. Slow growing pinon, juniper, and ponderosa trees cover the surrounding hilltops and frame the fairways to help give separation and privacy hole to hole. The conditioning of the bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens is absolutely top notch and meets or exceeds the expectations one would have at an upper end Top 100 public facility. With the thin mountain air the biggest challenge isn't the length of the course, it is hitting the fairways. There is little forgiveness for tee shots that go astray as the natural high desert terrain provides minimal relief for your score. Bunkers are abundant and greens are generous which will reward the player with a solid short game. All in all, Paa-Ko Ridge is spectacular. It stands as one of my favorite public courses and the finest track in the Land of Enchantment. Signature Hole:  8th - 265 Yard Par 3 - Signature holes should, above any else, be memorable.… More >