Monthly Archives January 2000

Taos Rio Grande Gorge Orilla Verde

{mosimage}Orilla Verde Recreation Area is nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. The local terrain is comprised of rugged, wide open mesas and chiseled steep canyons.  The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and rises 800 feet at the gorge rim. The Taos Valley Overlook offers stunning and breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the mesa top above the river.

{mosimage}Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities...

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New Mexico Wild Rivers Vacation Guide

{mosimage}The Wild Rivers Recreation Area has been set aside to allow visitors to experience the beauty of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers protected by Congress. Here the Rio Grande and Red River are preserved in their natural, free-flowing state for present and future generations to enjoy and appreciate.

The Rio Grande or “Great River” has sliced an 800-foot deep volcanic canyon through the high plains of northern New Mexico, rich with history, rugged beauty, and exciting recreational opportunities. This natural wonder is intensively used, yet 90 percent remains in a natural condition; the other 10 percent is developed for concentrated recreational use. Whitewater access draws visitors to the riverbank...

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Taos Rio Grande Gorge

{mosimage}The Rio Grande flows out of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in Colorado and journeys 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through 800-foot chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge a few miles east of Taos New Mexico, a wild and remote area of northern New Mexico. The canyon provides a wide variety of Taos recreational opportunities, luring fishermen, hikers, artists, and whitewater boating enthusiasts. In 1968, the Rio Grande and Red River were among the first eight rivers Congress designated into the National Wild and Scenic River System to protect outstanding resources values.

{mosimage}A spectacular vista of the Upper Gorge is from the High Bridge Overlook...

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Angel Fire New Mexico Property Owners

The majority of residents are employed locally and are in the tourism industry. The primary employer is Angel Fire Resort which offers summer and winter employment. Being a tourist destination brings thousands of visitors to this quiet town during the winter months. Summer, however, provides a more relaxed pace of vacationers simply enjoying the cool, fresh air and the wonderful smell of pine trees. Being a relatively young town, Angel Fire is not without its growing pains. There is an increasing number of people making Angel Fire their full-time residence. As a result the Village of Angel Fire has taken over the Village sewer and water system, They are working right now on expanding the system...

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Ruidoso Golf Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}New Mexico golf courses are unsurpassed in Ruidoso, NM. Ruidoso golf courses include the Inn of the Mountain Gods, the links of Sierra Blanca, Cree Meadows and the Country club courses at Alto Lakes and Kokopeli. When golfing in New Mexico, Ruidoso is a must. Our mountain golf courses offer some of the best weather for year round play and a selection of styles and challenges. Come take a swing in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

The Links at Sierra Blanca – was designed by Senior Tour player Jim Colbert and is in the Scottish links style. This course is the premier public course in southern New Mexico and was nominated to the Golf Digest list of best new public courses in 1991. It was rated 7th best course in New Mexico and was awarded 3 1/2 stars by Golf Digest in 1995...

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Red River Golf Vacation Rentals

This course offers a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain for a backdrop. The design includes several dogleg fairways, and some holes have water in play. The greens have medium speed and size. The signature hole is #9, a 572-yard, par 5, which plays slightly downhill and is protected by water on the front and right of the green.

A scenic 30 minute drive to nearby Taos New Mexico.

 Taos Country Club opened for play in 1994 with 18 championship holes and 65 3-acre home sites.

 A scenic 30 minute drive to nearby Angel Fire New Mexico.

 Angel Fire Resort Golf Course and Country Club. The longer-playing layouts of the front nine wind through two unspoiled canyons of aspen and spruce. The signature 6th hole features a tee box soaring 200 vertical feet above the green – 239 yeards away...

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Taos Golf Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}Taos Country Club opened for play in 1994 with 18 championship holes and 65 3-acre home sites.

Hosting such prestiegous events as the Sun Country PGA Championship, The New Mexico State Amateur and The New Mexico State Seniors.

Links-style golf set amongst gently rolling desert sagebrush and arroyos provide an ever-changing panoramic view of New Mexico’s most spectacular peaks.
 

Measuring 7,302 yards from the back tees, gently rolling terrain and four sets of tees make the course enjoyable for all players.

Located in Taos, this magnificent layout was awarded a four star rating by Golf Digest.

 

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Santa Fe Golf Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}Golfing in New Mexico might seem to be an oxymoron at first. But experienced visitors know that New Mexico features some of the best courses in the U.S., challenging enough for any pro or weekend duffer. Golf courses around Santa Fe embrace the rugged terrain to create exciting and creative tests for any golfer’s game. A short drive south of Santa Fe you can find a sparkling diamond in the rough New Mexico landscape, the Pueblo de Cochiti golf course.
The Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II and redesigned by Jones again in 2000, lies gently admid the exquisite foothills of the Jemez Mountains. Soul-stirring views surround this challenging and captivating desert/mountain course far from the “maddening crowds...
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Angel Fire Golf Vacation

{mosimage}Rise above the ordinary at the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course and Country Club. The longer-playing layouts of the front nine wind through two unspoiled canyons of aspen and spruce. The signature 6th hole features a tee box soaring 200 vertical feet above the green – 239 yeards away. The back nine offers links-style play with rolling fairways, mountain streams and plenty of bunkers to challenge every level of golfer.

Get your round off to a good start! The Pro Shop at the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course & Country Club carries golf clubs from Titleist, Taylor Made, Cleveland and Nike. As well as men’s and women’s apparel from Cutter & Buck, Nike, Gear and more. You will find a wide selection of golf balls and in case you forgot your sticks, brand name rental clubs are available.

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Albuquerque Golf Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}Plan your next golf vacation in Albuquerque, New Mexico! 
 
The City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Golf Management Division welcomes you to the finest public golf facilities in the southwest. The four municipal courses are conveniently located throughout the city, and are open to everyone.
All courses offer a well-stocked pro shop with rental clubs, range balls, cart rentals, and other retail merchandise. There is a snack bar at Puerto del Sol, and a cafe at all other courses. Puerto del Sol is a nine-hole course that has a lighted driving range. All courses are open dawn to dusk every day with the exception of Christmas Day.
  
All Albuquerque golf courses offer a well-stocked pro shop with rental clubs, range balls, cart rentals, and other retail...
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