At an elevation of 5,300 feet and designed to offer tee-to-fairway-to-green elevation changes, the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course was originally 18 holes when it opened in 1941. It hosted Albuquerque's first professional tournament in 1947. NCAA tournaments have been held here since 1950. Measuring 7,300 yards, it was also the nation's first course to surpass the 7,000-yard barrier.
Today, the UNM North Golf Course may be only 9 holes long, covering 3,333 yards, but it still retains the beauty of mature trees along its narrow fairways. It has also maintained the same level of difficulty that once challenged Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Fred Wampler, JoAnn Carner, and other pros. It has been ranked among the top 25 public courses in the country by Golf Digest.
LPGA events, PGA qualifiers, and mini-tour events are held here annually. Facilities include practice greens for putting and chipping, along with a pro shop offering golf instruction, equipment for sale, and rental of clubs and carts.
The UNM North Golf Course is located at 2201 Tucker Road North East, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, at the corner of Tucker and Yale. It is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk. Green fees are just $18~$30 for New Mexico residents and $50~$60 for out-of-state golfers.