Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

1 Club House Dr, Sandia Park, New Mexico, 87047
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(505) 281-6000
Architect: Kenneth Jr. Dye (3)
                      
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Detailed description of Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club is a Public, 27 hole golf course facility in Sandia Park, New Mexico.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club first opened for play in 2000. The course was designed by Kenneth Dye, Jr. Paa-ko Ridge added a 3rd, named Nos. 19-27 to preserve the identity of the award-winning original 18, opened in 2006. The 3rd nine was also designed by Kenneth Dye, Jr.

The course consistently ranks in the Top 50 of both Golf Digest’s and Golf magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” 

This 27-hole public golf course is situated on the east side of the Sandia Mountains, at elevations ranging from 6,500 to 7,000 feet. The course is named after the Anasazi Pueblo Indian ruins nearby and is a mountain style of design. The layout of the course features landing areas and greens separated by arroyos, native vegetation, and rock outcroppings. Many of the holes play downhill through ponderosa, pinon, and juniper.%u200B

Each hole on the upscale course has five sets of tees allowing play from 5,702 to 7,562 yards.

Tournament Tees: 7,562, course rating 75.2, slope rating 138.
Championship Tees: 7,195, course rating 73.1, slope rating 134.
Middle Tees: 6,707, course rating 70.8, slope rating 130.
Regular Tees: 6,210, course rating 68.6, slope rating 122.
Forward Tees: 5,702, course rating 66.2, slope rating 119.
Regular Tees (W): 6,210, course rating 74.6, slope rating 141.
Forward Tees (W): 5,702, course rating 71.8, slope rating 134.

This course has been reviewed 6 times
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Chino Hills, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2011 at 2pm

Course is fantastic and one of my all time favorities, a must play if in the area. Condition of the course was excellent. It will be interesting to see how the drought will affect the course as the summer goes on. On the day I played, a group of 27 golfers from Colorado came in and really slowed things down on the back 9. Don't think this would normally be an issue on a weekday afternoon. The only complaint I would have (if you can call it that) is when I called for times and green fees, the person at the pro shop never quoted the price of a cart, which is $15 more.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 014397
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Lawton, OK

$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2009 at 10am

Great course. A must play if in the area.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008979
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Colorado Springs, CO

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2009 at noon

I have been working in Albuquerque for a year.I try to get to Paako as often as possible, because it is one of my all time favorite courses.The staff is very friendly, and the course is fair, yet very challenging. No weak holes out of all 27.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008784
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Corrales, MN

$56 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2009 at 10am

Caught this course after recently having the greens sanded, but was still in remarkable condition. It's at the end of the season for high altitude golf but we had a tremendous experience. The views are spectacular and the course is difficult but still very enjoyable. I highly recommend playing here.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 008724
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Brooksville, FL

(cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2009 at 8am

An absolutely beautiful course in terrific condition with spectacular views. It was the second of four courses we were scheduled to play on a golf trip to Albuquerque. We loved it so much, we skipped the fourth course and played Paa-Ko a second time. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Worthy of being ranked #1 in New Mexico

Would travel: Airplane, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008569
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Lawton, OK

$56 (cart included), played on Thursday, January 2007 at 6am

If you are in the area and don't play this course, you are missing a great golfing experience.

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Rank ID # : 000226
4.7/5
Based on 6 reviews
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