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3.9
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
82.8%
Recommend this course
96 out of 112 reviews
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3.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
63.6%
Recommend this course
21 out of 33 reviews
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3.7
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.7%
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33 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7028 yards
Slope 120
Rating 72.1

Previously known as Las Cruces Golf Club at Sonoma Ranch.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Cal Olson (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
112 Reviews (112)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

The greens were large and well maintained. The fairways and tees needed serious attention.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

mother nature

The course is in poor condition, i believe that it is not because of poor maintenance or the staff's fault. mother nature has taken over this summer with a significant amount of rain and it appears there is an infection of bugs because of the amount of rain. Its a great place to play and hope it returns to prior condition with time.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course has really gone down hill. Fairways taken offer by creping charlie and other weeds. Lots of dirt patches.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
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Previously Played

The course is in poor condition.

The course is in poor condition. Not worth the money. The tee boxes and fairways were full of weeds, tall grass or bare and uncared for. The greens were bumpy with bare spots. Worst golf course I’ve ever played at. Will never play there again. They should be ashamed for charging top dollar for a run down course. No wonder no one was there. Don’t waste your money, play somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in Very POOR Condition

Have played many times the past several years and course seems to be going downhill fast.
Many greens have brown spots and the majority of tee boxes are all weeds. The fairways also have many brown spots, dirt patches and weeds as well. Some bunkers are also full of weeds. Course under new management and I understand their first priority is fixing irrigation system. Maybe next year when thats fixed the course will improve. Golfers should save their $$$ now and play Redhawk or the University course. This one is a big dissapointment, especially for the cost to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad Condition

There's really nothing good I can say for this course. I've played it many times over many years, and it just gets worse every year. The tee boxes are crap, the fairways are terrible, there's more grass than sand in the bunkers and the greens should be closed. None of the greens roll true and most have dead, burned out patches (near the hole). The hole, by the way, is placed by club employees. They can choose to avoid bad areas of the green, or they can choose to put the hole right in the middle of a bad patch. Guess which they chose? This course is an embarrassment to the community and an eyesoar for all the home owners that spent the extra money to live next to a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced, Narrow

Course itself is fine. Not luscious greens, but fine. However for the price they charge it doesn’t compete with NMSU or Red Hawk. Be aware this course is deep in a housing community so every hole a stray ball could hit a house on either side. Hard to know where to hit on many holes.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course

Started wet but all was very nice as we went along. This course is above average compared to any other course in NM or TX.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rude staff & Lackluster course

I’ve played at Sonoma 3 times in the past month, and each time the conditions have degraded. Patchy fairways, distressed areas on greens, and overgrown tee boxes to name a few things.

They are also running a golf camp in the mornings and refused to make way for paying players. I had to play around them because they refused to move out of the 14th fairway.

Add to that a staff that doesn’t show genuine care for your patronage and you’re left feeling underwhelmed to say the least.
My advice is to go play Red Hawk instead; much better value for the money. I won’t be back to Sonoma.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Is Usually Probably Very Nice. Not at the Moment.

Fairways are in very poor shape. They look poorly irrigated or perhaps a disease in places (see my pictures). Adding to it is that maintenance has hacked their way around the course. The grass is chewed down to dirt from poor mowing. There are other courses in the area at a better price point than this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

condition

Greens are great but the overall condition of the course has lots of bad areas. in fairways and tee-boxes as well as sand bunkers.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water

Dry spots in fairway getting getting worse! Greens are nice and roll good. Glad there is new ownership!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Darn Those Greens

Overall the course is in very good condition…. Fairways are green and the Greens you will find challenging. However, the range and one of its putting greens are under repair so if you want to warm up you will be hitting off of mats….there is also no bunker area…Recommend the Sunset Grill…good food and atmosphere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A disappointing experience

The course was burnt to a crisp, the greens were inconsistent, and the bunkers (traps) were unplayable.
A poor excuse for a premier course. By the looks , this course is well designed, but left to the ravages of the sun.
Dinner in the clubhouse restaurant was a welcome surprise with excellent food and service.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A beautiful day on the link

Sonoma Ranch is quickly getting into the great shape of 10 years ago. A great day, beautiful layout and the friendliest staff in NM.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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