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NMSU Golf Course great option for holiday entertainment, exercise

With mild southern New Mexico weather expected for the next week or two, a visit to the New Mexico State University Golf Course offers a great option for entertaining the visiting golfers in your family or circle of friends over the holidays - and an opportunity to get some exercise after that big holiday meal.


"We are open each day of the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas," said NMSU Head Golf Professional Jason White. "We are open from sunup to sundown."

The New Mexico State University Golf Course was designed by Floyd Farley and opened in December 1963. The course has hosted several NCAA National Championships and numerous USGA qualifying championships, but it is also open to the public; no NMSU affiliation is required to play.

While the regular rate of $26 for walking 18 holes is affordable, the sundown rate, offered after 1 p.m. each day, is even more affordable at $13 for 18 holes. Golf carts are available for $13 per 18 holes and $6 for nine holes.

And, White says, in the spirit of the season, the NMSU Golf Course is offering this weekday greens fee rate on the weekends, too.

The PGA professionals at the course offer a wide variety of lesson programs, along with custom fitting of golf equipment. The Pro Shop offers a large selection of golf equipment and Aggie apparel.

The NMSU Golf Course offers several discounted rates for seniors, members of the military, NMSU students, faculty and staff. They also offer special membership opportunities for the avid golfer, offering monthly, quarterly, semiannual and yearly passes. Significant discounts are available for additional family members.

The NMSU Golf Course also offers a full bar and grill overlooking the course, in the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse. The facility is open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon snacks.

If you've never visited the course and are unsure of what to expect, White says, "It's a common misconception that we're strictly a desert course, with desert landscaping. We do have the desert plants, but our course is also tree-lined."

To learn more about the NMSU Golf Course or to reserve your tee time, call 575-646-3219 or visit www.nmsugolf.com.