Pinion Hills Golf Course

Originally Published: April 16, 2004
Golf Digest

The 8th hole: a 500 yard par-5.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Pinion Hills Golf Course
2101 Sunrise Parkway
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 326-6066

With a green fee topping out at $29, Pinion Hills is the best golf value in the country.

Tucked among the mesas, desert washes and pueblos of northwest New Mexico, this 18-hole gem plays 7,249 yards from the tips and boasts a slope rating of 140.

The course is the brainchild of architect Ken Dye and features many memorable holes, including No. 8-a par 5 that requires a straight drive to avoid grass bunkers on the right corner of the dogleg. On the approach, accuracy is a must as the green is protected by sand all along its left side.