Pinon Hills Golf Course — Farmington, NM

Pinon Hills Golf Course — Farmington, NM

Rating:*

  • Layout: 8
  • Conditions: 9
  • Staff: 8
  • Value: 7

TCS™: 8.0

— Not counted in TCS™, but just as important (imo):

  • Pace of Play: Moderate to Slow

*All ratings are out of 10 possible points.

Commentary:

This is a solid course. My only gripe is that is plays a bit short. To be fair, I wasn’t playing from the tips, but even from the tips it’s only 7198. On my first round at a new course I prefer to play around 6800 yards, so I opted for the Blue. I probably should have moved back, but that is just my playing habit. #1 should have taught me. I bombed it out over the waste, trying to cut it to the green and put it in the water next to the green. Everything on that hole is downhill feeding toward the water. Oh well, live an learn. I’d play this course again, next time from the tips! Conditions are really nice, not ridiculously perfect like Painted Valley or Cape Kidnappers, but very nice for the desert. Staff were nice, but lacked a sense of humor. Value is solid, but at $60 a round for a short’ish course, not fantastic. Just keep that in mind.

My scorecard: LINK

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