Golf


Desert Lakes Golf Course

(575) 437-0290

2351 Hamilton Rd
Alamogordo , NM 88310

The Golf Course

Desert Lakes is a quality public facility that is located at the base of the Sacramento Mountain range. Remodeled in 1996-97 by Williams and Gill the course features four sets of tees to cater to all levels of play. The front nine is a tree-lined, parkland-style layout that highlights large greens with subtle undulations. The back nine, "the desert nine", is cut out of the southern New Mexico desert. The large, subtle greens make for a unique coupling of contrast and consistency. The course also features numerous water hazards that come into play on eleven of the eighteen holes. This makes the course challenging yet interesting and fun to play for all levels of golfers. Alamogordo delights in year-round golf, with summer highs in the 90's and moderate winter temperatures .

The course is an ideal host for all golfing events, specializing in tournaments and outings, and features a full service golf shop with expert club repair, club fitting as well as a comprehensive instruction program directed by PGA Professional Grant Dalpes.

Desert Lakes has played host to the Sun Country PGA's Bull & Durham and Top Gun Junior Golf Academies as well as Performance Golf Schools and their own academies and clinics for adults, seniors, women and juniors.

When the golf is over, try the 19th Hole to enjoy your favorite beverage and the best burger in Alamogordo. The area also offers some prime sight-seeing with the White Sands National Monument just 15 minutes to the west, and the Old West-style Oliver Lee State Park just 15 minutes to the south. Cloudcroft is just 30 minutes up the mountain and Ruidoso is only a 45 minute ascension into the cool pines. In Alamogordo, visit the Space Hall of Fame or the IMAX theater. In early fall, colorful balloons fill the sky as Alamogordo hosts the White Sands Balloon Festival.

Golf Shop
It's Impossible to Pay Less for the Best

Golf Shop prices are notorious for having higher prices than golf discount and department stores, right? Once again, Desert Lakes flies in the face of tradition with the low price guarantee which we call our Price Match Challenge: Desert Lakes Golf Shop will match any price on any name brand item you see advertised by any retailer. Anywhere. Period! If we can't match the price, you will receive your choice of free green fee or free cart rental for 18-holes of golf.

You can't beat that offer with a one iron!

The Catalog Center
You can find and order any golf related item you want from the convenience of the Desert Lakes catalog center. Shop for all the major name brands, as well as low price discount brands are available.

Expert Professional Club Fitting
Make your next investment in a set of clubs one that will pay off with every swing for years to come.

The professional club fitters at Desert Lakes professional make sure the clubs you leave with have the right shaft, grip, loft and are tailored to your specific swing specifications.

After Sales Service and Support
We stand behind every sale or repair in the Golf Shop. Our focus is on player satisfaction, which makes any concern, return or other issue related to any transaction at the Desert Lakes Golf Shop a breeze!

Ask about our annual DEMO DAY which is scheduled every April. This special event has gained a reputation as the best in the region with numerous vendors attending such as Callaway, Cobra, Cleveland, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made, Adams Golf and Titleist as our regulars.

During this great event you can try all the clubs you are interested in and get the best deals as well as list of special gifts added to every purchase, plus free range balls, drinks, pizza and lots of fun.. This is an event you just can't miss!

 

Fees - 2011 Rates

...as Impressively Low as the Mountains are High

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Green Fees

9 Hole Adult $ 11.00 18 Hole Adult $ 22.00
9 Hole Adult Non-Res $ 12.00 18 Hole Adult Non-Res $ 24.00
9 Hole Junior $ 5.00 18 Hole Junior $ 10.00
9 Hole Junior Non-Res $ 6.00 18 Hole Junior Non-Res $ 12.00
9 Hole Senior $ 10.00 18 Hole Senior $ 20.00
9 Hole Senior Non-Res $ 11.00 18 Hole Senior Non-Res $ 22.00

Annual Golf Pass Prices

Annual

Summer Seasonal

Winter Seasonal

$ 930 Annual Adult $ 475 Summer Adult $ 475 Winter Adult
$ 1,395 Annual 2 Adult $ 710 Summer 2 Adult $ 710 Winter 2 Adult
$ 840 Annual Senior
$ 1,255 Annual 2 Senior
$ 1,625 Business Pass



Cart Fees


9 Holes 18 Holes

Carts

$ 12.00 $ 24.00

Club Rental

$ 11.00 Same

Pull Carts

$ 4.00 $ 4.00

Range Fees
Small Large X-Large

$ 4.00

$ 6.00 $ 8.00

Locker Rental $144.00 per year

Private Cart Trail Fee $700.00 Annually - Limited number available - Please call Golf Shop

 

Leagues

Make Friends the Easy Way!

There's no faster, better way to make new friends than to belong to one (or more) of the many golf leagues or associations offered to men and women through Desert Lakes.

Maybe you prefer to belong to a more formal association type of arrangement or a casual regular weekly series of league events is your cup of tees. Desert Lakes has you covered.

Desert Lakes Leagues - Time to get involved!

Monday Night Golf Duels
Players are flighted by handicap and play match play each week against a different opponent. No strokes are figured at the beginning of the match. If you win a hole you give a stroke on the next hole, if you tie the hole no strokes are given on the next hole. It's a great format and ensures that you have a competitive match and also meet new people each week. The league also feature a season kickoff and season ending "shoot out" that is always great fun.

Wednesday Morning Scramble
Low dollar, high pleasure event held every Wednesday morning. Pay three dollars to get into this nine-hole scramble. Two dollars goes back into the daily prize pool. The other dollars is put aside for an end of year party. Don't worry about your skill level. Come on out and have a good time with some really great people

Wednesday Evening - The Business League
Business has never been such a pleasure! Teams consist of six players representing an Alamogordo business or just a group of friends . At the beginning of each round the team decides which four players scores to use to represent their team for prizes. The remaining players play on "Alternate Teams" to compete that night in the cash pool everyone is involved in.

Teams earn three points for finishing first, two points for finishing second and one point for finishing third.

At the end of the year, the teams with the most points win credits in the Golf Shop. But the fun doesn't stop! There's also a separate weekly cash pool: each player pays $10 into the weekly cash pool. The weekly cash pool is divided among the best team, low net, low gross score and low net and low gross skins.

Thursday Evening - Land-Air League
Do you love a scramble format? If so this is your league. Land-Air League is a four-person scramble that is scored by Team Quota. Teams are broken down into A/B/C/ Flights on 9 holes and D/E/F Flights on the other 9 holes. Closest to the pins on all 3 Pars. Each flight will have a First, Second and Third place paid out weekly depending on the number of teams.

Friday Hackers
Good old-fashioned play-the-ball down and putt'em all out golf. You need to have a current USGA handicap and the weekly league entry of six dollars to get in on this one. You can play at anytime on Friday as long as you're playing with someone else who is also in the league. Hackers League is broken up into two flights and the pay outs are weekly.

The Crew - Saturdays
This group (anyone who shows up & has a handicap) gets together once a week on Saturdays @ 8:30am. They put $21.00 each into a cash pot and play in groups set up by the Golf Shop. After play the group meets in the 19th Hole for refreshments and then splits the $21 per person pot with $4.00 to five separate pots; Team, Gross Skins, Net Skins, Individual Gross & Individual Net with the extra dollar going to an end of the year pot. The Crew is open to the public and is one of the most popular and easiest ways to meet and play at Desert Lakes.

 

Join the Who's Who in Alamogordo Golf !

As a member of the Alamogordo Men's Golf Association or Alamogordo Women's Golf Association , you are demonstrating your support for the game within your community and also helping yourself to features and benefits not available to others.

AMGA Handicap Membership Fees : $40.00 by 1/31/2011, after 1/31/2011 $45.00

AWGA Handicap Membership Fees: $37.50 by 1/31/2011, after 1/31/2011 $37.50

Membership in either organization automatically entitles you to membership in the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA) as well.

As a member of the AMGA, AWGA and SCAGA you'll be a part of the most influential advocacy group for the game in this area of the country. The roles of these organizations include:

• Conducting bi-monthly meetings which focus on local golf interests and concerns
• Access to reports from the Golf Professional and Course Superintendent
• Promoting improvements at Desert Lakes Golf Course
• Providing monetary and volunteer support for junior golf and high school golf
• Administering the selection of names to the Memorial Monument in Number One tee.
• Periodic newsletter featuring information of local interest
• Encouraging participation in handicap, tournament, membership and newsletter committees.

The AMGA Mission:

To improve the standard of golf in Alamogordo, while developing and promoting interest and pleasure in the game of golf and working in the mutual interest of all AMGA members by conducting meetings that further the enjoyment and fellowship associated with the game of golf.

The Purpose of the AMGA:

To promote in an appropriate manner the improvement and proper use of the golf course and related facilities by assisting City Officials, the Club Professional, and Course Superintendent.

19th Hole Events

Any event held at Desert Lakes is a special event because we approach every one we host with enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise.

Here all the pieces come together in perfect harmony to provide the ideal setting for a flawless, fun and memorable function that can meet the needs of any size group.

Our new banquet center has the ability to host service clubs, business meetings, weddings, and parties of all different types. A tremendous setting with the Sacramento Mountains framed just outside the spacious banquet facility makes every event feel as though you are at a high end resort but you're conveniently located here in Alamogordo.

Let us know how we can make your next special function the most memorable ever.

 

Learning Center

Desert Lakes boasts two of the finest, most practical and down-to-Earth teaching professionals in the Southwest: Grant Dalpes,PGA and Jason Baldwin, PGA Apprentice.

Grant Dalpes and Jason Baldwin have years of experience helping players get to that next level they so desperately strive for.

At Desert Lakes you can choose from a variety of different course and lesson programs. Whether you're just taking up the game, looking to brush up on certain aspects or are a high handicapper looking to deal with significant issues, Grant and Bill are up to the task.

Basic Lesson Fees

45 minutes, one person: $40
45 minutes, two people: $60
45 minutes, three people: $80

Lesson Packages

Desert Lakes Special Package: $280
Eight lessons on the fundamentals of the game; chipping, putting, pitching, basic swing, woods, tees and course management. Special package includes 12 large buckets of range balls and two nine hole practice rounds.

The Six-Shooter: $210
Six lessons covering aspects as they relate to shot making techniques. Includes 8 large buckets of range balls and one, nine-hole practice round.

The Four-Lesson Brush-Up: $140
A series of four lessons on aspects of the game that concern you most. Includes 4 large buckets of range balls.

Course Management Package: (three holes, $35; six holes, $55; nine holes, $75).
Multi-hole playing lesson on club decision, course management and rules questions.

Desert Lakes also offers special lessons packages for specific areas of the game like:
• Bunker Play
• Course Management
• Trouble shots and hazards
• Reading the greens
• Newbie Clinics

 

Junior Golf

Where the Dream Begins

The life lessons young people learn from the game of golf transcend anything that can be put on a scorecard or that might even appear in a headline on a sports page. Honesty, integrity and respect for rules are just a few of the skills that come part and parcel with learning how to chip, drive and putt.

The importance of all of this is never lost on the Professionals at Desert Lakes. Here, a young person will not only learn how to play a better game but also how to live a better life.

JUNIOR CAMP
Running every June for the last 15 years, the Desert Lakes Junior Golf Program is recognized as one of the best junior programs in the state. Entry forms and information are made available through the Desert Lakes Golf Shop and the Alamogordo Public School system.


This year Desert Lakes welcomes the first 72 juniors to their Junior Golf Camp which is one week long and is held 2 June thru 6 June from 8:30 am to 11:30 am each day (Monday thru Friday). Entry forms are avaliable in the pro shop at Desert Lakes Golf Course and the Alamogordo Public Schools. If you have any questions about the Junior Camp just call the golf shop at 437-0290. The 2009 Junior Camp will have instruction covering:
• Life Skills
• Etiquette
• Rules
• Swing Fundamentals
• Short Game Fundamentals
• Course Management Fundamentals.

JUNIOR CLINICS
Multile Sessions in July & August
Created as an introductory camp for junior eight years old and up. Each class will be two hours long and will include lessons on:
• Life Skills
• Etiquette
• Rules
• Swing
• Short Game
• Course Management Fundamentals.

 

Leagues

Make Friends the Easy Way!

There's no faster, better way to make new friends than to belong to one (or more) of the many golf leagues or associations offered to men and women through Desert Lakes.

Maybe you prefer to belong to a more formal association type of arrangement or a casual regular weekly series of league events is your cup of tees. Desert Lakes has you covered.

Desert Lakes Leagues - Time to get involved!

Monday Night Golf Duels
Players are flighted by handicap and play match play each week against a different opponent. No strokes are figured at the beginning of the match. If you win a hole you give a stroke on the next hole, if you tie the hole no strokes are given on the next hole. It's a great format and ensures that you have a competitive match and also meet new people each week. The league also feature a season kickoff and season ending "shoot out" that is always great fun.

Wednesday Morning Scramble
Low dollar, high pleasure event held every Wednesday morning. Pay three dollars to get into this nine-hole scramble. Two dollars goes back into the daily prize pool. The other dollars is put aside for an end of year party. Don't worry about your skill level. Come on out and have a good time with some really great people

Wednesday Evening - The Business League
Business has never been such a pleasure! Teams consist of six players representing an Alamogordo business or just a group of friends . At the beginning of each round the team decides which four players scores to use to represent their team for prizes. The remaining players play on "Alternate Teams" to compete that night in the cash pool everyone is involved in.

Teams earn three points for finishing first, two points for finishing second and one point for finishing third.

At the end of the year, the teams with the most points win credits in the Golf Shop. But the fun doesn't stop! There's also a separate weekly cash pool: each player pays $10 into the weekly cash pool. The weekly cash pool is divided among the best team, low net, low gross score and low net and low gross skins.

Thursday Evening - Land-Air League
Do you love a scramble format? If so this is your league. Land-Air League is a four-person scramble that is scored by Team Quota. Teams are broken down into A/B/C/ Flights on 9 holes and D/E/F Flights on the other 9 holes. Closest to the pins on all 3 Pars. Each flight will have a First, Second and Third place paid out weekly depending on the number of teams.

Friday Hackers
Good old-fashioned play-the-ball down and putt'em all out golf. You need to have a current USGA handicap and the weekly league entry of six dollars to get in on this one. You can play at anytime on Friday as long as you're playing with someone else who is also in the league. Hackers League is broken up into two flights and the pay outs are weekly.

The Crew - Saturdays
This group (anyone who shows up & has a handicap) gets together once a week on Saturdays @ 8:30am. They put $21.00 each into a cash pot and play in groups set up by the Golf Shop. After play the group meets in the 19th Hole for refreshments and then splits the $21 per person pot with $4.00 to five separate pots; Team, Gross Skins, Net Skins, Individual Gross & Individual Net with the extra dollar going to an end of the year pot. The Crew is open to the public and is one of the most popular and easiest ways to meet and play at Desert Lakes.

Associations
Join the Who's Who in Alamogordo Golf !

As a member of the Alamogordo Men's Golf Association or Alamogordo Women's Golf Association , you are demonstrating your support for the game within your community and also helping yourself to features and benefits not available to others.

AMGA Handicap Membership Fees : $40.00 by 1/31/2011, after 1/31/2011 $45.00

AWGA Handicap Membership Fees: $37.50 by 1/31/2011, after 1/31/2011 $37.50

Membership in either organization automatically entitles you to membership in the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA) as well.

As a member of the AMGA, AWGA and SCAGA you'll be a part of the most influential advocacy group for the game in this area of the country. The roles of these organizations include:

• Conducting bi-monthly meetings which focus on local golf interests and concerns
• Access to reports from the Golf Professional and Course Superintendent
• Promoting improvements at Desert Lakes Golf Course
• Providing monetary and volunteer support for junior golf and high school golf
• Administering the selection of names to the Memorial Monument in Number One tee.
• Periodic newsletter featuring information of local interest
• Encouraging participation in handicap, tournament, membership and newsletter committees.

The AMGA Mission:

To improve the standard of golf in Alamogordo, while developing and promoting interest and pleasure in the game of golf and working in the mutual interest of all AMGA members by conducting meetings that further the enjoyment and fellowship associated with the game of golf.

The Purpose of the AMGA:

To promote in an appropriate manner the improvement and proper use of the golf course and related facilities by assisting City Officials, the Club Professional, and Course Superintendent.