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New Mexico Tech

Golf Course

Governor Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that the following restrictions will be in place beginning Monday, July 13, 2020.

In the eyes of the Governor's office, golf's biggest issue is people congregating.  Whether it is in the parking lot, cart staging area, restaurant, or on the patio. These seem to be the majority of reports against golf. 

The majority of those reports involve people hanging around the facility following their round, rather than leaving.  

We realize wearing face coverings while playing golf is not ideal, but we have to be safe and follow these guidelines if we want the golf course and snack bar to stay open.  We appreciate your continued support of New Mexico Tech Golf Course through these tough times. 

 Welcome to the 2020 Golf Season

We are so glad to be back open and ready to serve our amazing golfers.  As you are aware New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is reopening our state slowly and with great precaution.  The Governor seems to make new announcements approximately every two weeks with the next announcement slated for May 29th, 2020. In an effort to keep our golfers informed this is what is currently taking place in accordance with orders that began May 16th, 2020:

o   Twosomes

o   Threesomes under the following scenarios:

o   Foursomes under the following scenarios:

During our soft reopening or Phase I reopening we have discovered that we will need to make some minor adjustments to our current operations. In anticipation for the next phase of reopening the golf course staff will need some time to prepare operations in order to meet those changes.  During the month of June, the NM Tech Golf Course will be closed on Tuesdays and will continue to have adjusted temporary hours of 9:00am to 5:30pm on Mondays, 8:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesdays through Fridays and 8:00am to 5:30pm on the weekends.


Welcome to the New Mexico Tech Golf Course, home of the Elfego Baca Shootout.

Enjoy the challenge of the New Mexico Tech Golf Course, located 73 miles south of Albuquerque on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico. 

The golf course is an uncrowded 18-hole, championship layout of rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, and dynamic views of the Rio Grande valley. GOLF DIGEST magazine named us “one of the 10 best public courses in New Mexico, and one of America’s 500 best places you can play.”

The tree-lined fairways serve as the site for the Elfego Baca Shootout, during the first week in June and the Annual NMT Presidential Golf Tournament in mid-September.

 Temporary Hours of Operation 
Last Bucket will be sold at 5:30p.m.
Driving Range will close at 6:00p.m.
No Carts after 5:30p.m.
All Carts must be in by 7:00p.m

Graphic showing overhead view of the layout of the New Mexico Tech Golf Course