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Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
Sandia Park, New Mexico

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

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17th Hole -The Ridge

22nd Hole - Redan

27th Hole - Descent


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The Grille

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The Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club is a 27-hole public golf course on the east side of the Sandia Mountains.

This mountain course has elevations ranging from 6,500 to 7,000 feet and the layout features landing areas and greens separated by arroyos, native vegetation, and rock outcroppings. It's surrounded by the mountainous terrain and vegetation of the New Mexico high desert. Each hole on Paa-Ko Ridge has five sets of tees allowing play from 5,702 to 7,562 yards, and many of the holes play downhill through ponderosa, pinon and juniper. The golf is stimulating, the views breathtaking and the experience unforgettable.

Golf Digest named Paa-Ko Ridge the Best New Affordable Public Course of 2000 and the 20th spot on America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. It was ranked by Golfweek at #27 in their 2005, Top 100 Modern Courses in America, and #30 by Golf Magazine’s, Top 100 You Can Play, in 2006–2007.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club was designed by award-winning gold course architect, Ken Dye

17th Hole - The Ridge - Par 4 - 340 to 419 yards
Drive it straight between the two ponderosas. There is room right to avoid the arroyo on the left. Long hitters drive toward the right greenside bunker. A lay-up off the tee allows a line toward the fairway bunkers. The green slopes away from the right side of the fairway; the left side offers a better angle of approach.

22nd Hole - Redan - Par 3 - 170 to 228 yards
After taking in the magnificent view, you'll want to take two clubs less to reach the green on this "Redan" styled par three. A tee shot into the center of this front-right to back-left sloping green will tend to move left and quickly away, so be careful

27th Hole - Descent - Par 5 - 376 to 504 yards
Don't let the yardage cause you to over swing on the tee shot here. It's all downhill and plays much shorter than you might think. Drive it between the fairway bunkers - longer hitters should favor the right side of the opening. The approach shot is best targeted toward the left side of the left to right sloping green.

Pro Shop
Our proshop has everything you need to look and play your best. Browse through our large selection of quality, logo apparel for both men and women. We carry brand names like Cutter & Buck, Adidas, Fairway & Greene, Titleist, Oakley and FootJoy. We also carry a variety of logo and hand-crafted gift and collectable items only avaiable at Paa-Ko Ridge. To play your best you need the best equipment. For performance and quality we carry only the latest USGA approved proline golf equipment and accessories. Our PGA Professionals are trained in custom club fitting and are always availabel to offer expert advice on selecting the right equipment that best suits you and your game.

The Grille
The Grille at Paa-Ko Ridge features a complete menu with offerings for breakfast, lunch, and casual dinner along with a full service bar for your favorite libation. Operating hours will vary with the season but will typically be from dawn to dusk. You may choose to sit inside surrounded by the Native American decor or sit outside on the Patio and be awed by the breathtaking vista of the Sandia Mountains. Service doesn't stop at the clubhouse. Paa-Ko Ridge also operates food & beverage carts on the course. These mobile mini-marts are stocked with a wide variety of snacks, sandwiches, cold drinks, and beer. If you prefer something hot, you can order from a special menu directly from your cart. With the press of a few buttons, it will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you make the turn. Looking for a place for that special event? The Grille at Paa-Ko Ridge is an excellent venue for entertaining business luncheons, corporate outings, tournaments, special events and fundraisers.

Practice Facilities
Whether you are honing your skills or just warming up for a round with friends, you'll find the practice facilities at Paa-Ko Ridge both challenging and inspiring. There are generous putting and chipping greens along with a practice bunker for your short game workout or develop your shots to pinpoint accuracy on our multi-tiered driving range with seven distance-marked target greens to help simulate on- course play. At Paa-Ko Ridge the practice facilities are inclusive with your green fee for warm-up or are available on a 1/2 hour and hourly rate

From the "Big I" where Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 cross in Albuquerque go east about 14 miles on I-40 into the Tijeras Canyon between the Sandia and Manzano Mountains. Take Exit 175/Cedar Crest/NM-14 and merge onto Historic US 66/NM-333/NM-66, which is the service road that runs next to Interstate 40, for about a mile. At the stop light, stay left, going under the bridge/ and north on NM-14/Turquoise Trail for 9 miles. You'll pass through Cedar Crest and cross the intersection of the Sandia Crest Rd/NM-536 and Frost Rd/NM-306. Go past Paa-Ko Drive, the entrance to Paa-Ko Communites, and turn left/west on Paa-Ko Golf Drive for about 1/4 mile, turn right at the T-bone into Paa-Ko Drive and go about a mile, then turn left on Clubhouse Drive to the Paak-Ko Ridge Golf Club.

Address & Phone

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
1 Clubhouse Dr
Sandia Park, NM 87047
Direct: (505) 281-6000 Toll Free: 1-866-898-5987

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