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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

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Address: 1 Clubhouse Dr., Sandia Park, NM 87047
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+1 505-281-6000

Designed by award-winning architect, Ken Dye, this 18-hole championship...

Designed by award-winning architect, Ken Dye, this 18-hole championship golf course stretches 7,500 and is nestled in the scenic Sandia Mountains.

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We visited Paako for a golf trip with 4 of us. We stayed in a house near the course and had a terrific time. Played 27-36 holes a day. The course was in great condition even this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Paako for a golf trip with 4 of us. We stayed in a house near the course and had a terrific time. Played 27-36 holes a day. The course was in great condition even this late in the season. All of the staff were fabulous including the restaurant staff. A must visit for all golfers! Looks like a... More 

Thank brooks303
Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Was told that Paako Ridge was THE place to play in New Mexico and boy was that good advice! Lush fairways, smooth fast greens and every hole is picture card perfect. The course is well maintained and the hole layouts were fun yet challenging. Beware of the sand traps as this sand is a lot different than most courses -... More 

Thank Mike D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Never boring, beautiful curves, always confident of herself..... remind you of someone that you wanted to approach but was afraid she was out of your league. We are talking about a golf course here. in a word - seductive.

Thank Roadrunner7431
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This course is extremely beautiful and very challenging and can be brutal for some golfers. Every hole is stunning and most of the course is not hemmed in by homes, so you will enjoy uncluttered scenic vistas. The course has 27 holes with 19-27 being the newest. High altitude is a factor for those visiting from low elevations. It is... More 

Thank NativeNM2015
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Just awful, I'm so sorry to whoever's planning on having their wedding here, biggest scam ever. By far the worst group of staff I've ever seen, managers and planners were a complete joke. Kicked us out of a wedding 3 HOUR earlier, wouldn't give us a refund even though everything was PREPAID for. And the worst thing is they wouldn't... More 

6 Thank Raf S
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Top course that you can play. It's just hands down beautiful. A must go. Don't even hesitate to put it in your trip. The new head pro, Lee, a must avoid person. It seems like all the other staff have an issue with this guy. Almost mad that you are paying for your round and buying a polo. After several... More 

1 Thank vigarza007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Paako Ridge (ranked #35 for all public courses in the US) was a remarkable golf course. The only thing more remarkable was how awful the club pro (Lee Sanchez - Ranked #1 worst club pro in the US) was to us during our stay. Its honestly pretty hard to make someone not enjoy their time on that immaculate golf course... More 

9 Thank Asher H
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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24 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I remember when this course was a great experience. Attentive staff and great golf. But not anymore as seen on other reviews the golf shop staff is almost rude. The first 18 were great but then they added the goofiest golf on 19-27 just to try to build more houses and make more money. When we booked we said we... More 

11 Thank Jerry K
Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding here. The views from the outside patio area are picture perfect! You see the first and the 18th green, beautiful native plants and trees, a lake and the mountains frame this picture so beautifully! We walked in the well stocked golf shop and we had a drink in the bar. I like how you walk up... More 

Thank travelinggal2012
Marion, Iowa
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Paa-Ko Ridge is a top 100 US golf course and fully deserves this rating. 27 holes at one of the most scenic courses you can ask for. The courses are above average in difficulty and have outstanding course conditions. There is significant elevation changes and tremendous beauty. Course was well staffed with a marshal, bag attendants and has a solid... More 

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