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The Championship Course
Since it was officially opened in 1967, The Championship Golf Course has been one of the finest facilities of its kind nationwide. It has been nationally recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top-25 public courses in the country, and in January of 1991 Golfweek Magazine rated all public and private courses in the country by state, and dubbed The Championship Course the number one course to play in New Mexico. The Course is still holding strong in the rankings seven years later, and in 1998, Golfweek tabbed the Championship Course No. 2 in the West, behind only the Stanford University Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif. The Championship Course is no stranger to major tournaments. It was the site of the 1950, 1976 and 1992 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships as well as the 1998 NCAA Championships. In 1987 the course was the site of the women’s NCAA tourney.
The North Course
The North Course built in 1942, originally 27 holes, was the first course in America to break the 7000 yard barrier. It measured 7300 yards from the Championship tees and played host to the first professional tournament in Albuquerque in 1947 won by Lloyd Mangrum and to the NCAA Championships in 1950 won by Fred Wampler. The North Course also hosted the 1953 International Jaycee Junior Championship won by Al Geiberger.
Arnold Palmer, Joann Carner, Johnny Miller, Kermit Zarley, and Babe Didrickson Zaharias are just a few of the well known people who played the course.