Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia, NM
Tee Time: May 1, 2017, 9:50, 64 F, partly cloudy
Designer: Kenneth Dye, 2000
Playing Partners: Bert Verrall
Tees: Blue, Par 72 (74.1 rating/142 slope/7,218 yards)
Course Handicap: 11 (8.6 index)
Stats: 96 (49-47); 30 putts; 7/14 fairways; 4/18 greens; 7 penalty strokes
Just a half-hour from the Breaking Badlands of Albuquerque sit the scenic Sandia Mountains, covered in ponderosas, spruce and just a thin layer of snow. And in those mountains sits one of the nicest golf courses in all the southwest, the Golf Magazine #34 -ublic and Golf Digest #46-ranked Paa-Ko Ridge. And I finally got to get a round in with a fan of the blog. Bert came down from Alaska to pick up a car which he then drove from New Mexico way back up to Anchorage, some 4,200 miles up north. Crazy.