Golf Courses Near Farmington, NM
Farmington, a city of 45,000 in northwest New Mexico, is a gateway to the Four Corners region where New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah all meet. When it comes to golf, Farmington’s most coveted tee time is the top-100-caliber Pinon Hills Golf Course, one of the great munis in the U.S. Pinon Hills is a challenging design on high desert terrain that is a wonder of canyons, rock formations, deep bunkers and large contoured greens. Farmington also has another muni, Civitan Golf Course, a walking-only executive-style 9-hole par-3 course that is ideal for beginners. In nearby Kirtland, Riverview Golf Course features a front nine with mature trees lining the fairways and a more open, wind-exposed that rambles on rolling hills.
Farmington is an unpretentious place that offers much to delight outdoor lovers, adventure sports fanatics, history buffs and anyone interested in Native American culture. The area is the homeland of several Native American tribes and abounds with art, culture, sacred landmarks (like the 1700-foot-tall Shiprock), trading posts and museums. At Aztec Ruins National Monument, the ruins of a remarkable ancestral Pueblo village extend for a half mile. For outdoor recreation, Farmington is known for watersports on the Animus River as well as rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. The Road Apple Rally is one of the longest running mountain bike races in the U.S. In town, the Animus River Walk offers delightful scenery and prolific birdwatching. Every July Farmington hosts the Connie Mack World Series baseball tournament for the best teams of 16-to-18-year-olds from across the United States. Another popular spectator activity in Farmington is horse racing. The season for live quarter horse and thoroughbred racing at SunRay Park & Casino runs from late April through May.