The Taos climate is just right for being outside year-round. So, it’s no surprise that opportunities for batting a ball around, shooting hoops, or teeing off are plenty in Taos. Outdoor sport enthusiasts as well as neophytes have their choice of ways to play out in the open here. Take your pick! But if your pick is golf, you’re in for a particularly good time.
Head to one of the Taos area’s two golf courses; the 18-hole Taos Country Club located just south of town and the 9-hole course located in lush Valle Escondido, 12 miles to the east of town. The greens are as verdant as you’d expect, but extra challenges come with the territory when golfing in Taos. The occasional elk or roadrunner might wander onto the course, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy uplifting scent of the sacred desert sage while searching for your errant ball in the brush!
Unique challenges aside, the blue skies and cooling breezes make golfing in Taos a true pleasure. Whether you’re on the course or at the driving range with a bucket of balls, make sure you take time to marvel at the views as you take your swing. And after your round, head to the clubhouse for a cold drink, a sandwich, and a chat with a like-minded enthusiast; golfing in Taos brings together a great mixture of locals and visitors.
Come play our 18-hole PGA Championship Golf Course. Situated at 8600', this is high altitude golfing at its best. Full service golf shop, PGA-pro instructor, meeting spaces, indoor pool, fitness center, and fine dining restaurant.
Measuring 7,302 yards from the back tees, this Jep Wille design tests the skills of the best golfers in New Mexico, while its gently rolling terrain and four sets of tees make the course enjoyable for all players.