Like despondent undergrads, empty stomachs will often begin lamenting their existence by fasting, huddling in oversized sweaters, and growling Nietzsche at schoolchildren. Evade existential rumbles with today's Groupon to Sunset Grill, located at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course in Las Cruces. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American cuisine for lunch.
- For $39, you get a three-course dinner for two. This option includes one appetizer (up to a $15 value), two entrees (up to a $39 value each), and one dessert (up to an $8 value, total of up to $101 value).
In a course sprawled across the fertile Mesilla Valley, with rugged views of the Organ Mountains towering overhead, Sunset Grill dishes up a menu of upscale American fare in the heart of Sonoma Ranch Golf Course's idyllic emerald greens. Midday diners can admire the verdant expanse while noshing on lunch specials festooned with southwestern flare ($6.99–$9.99), or celebrate the successful evasion of kamikaze golf balls by sinking teeth into sandwiches stuffed with juicy meats, each served with green-chili potato salad or the Grill's homemade chips ($7.99–$9.99). Inaugurate dinner feasts with a bowl of seven-onion soup ($8) before unleashing Excalibur's gallant offspring against a roasted pork chop festooned with peach-lavender glaze ($23). Drizzled in a spicy marinara, house-made jambalaya linguini swaddles an aromatic mélange of chicken, shrimp, bell peppers, and andouille sausage with noodles as tenderly as a grandmother tying a winter scarf around a child on a chilly June day ($21), and a wild-caught Coho salmon dish splashes into an aromatic lake of clam au jus ($24).
Sonoma Ranch Golf Course
The peaks of the Organ Mountains rise above the Mesilla Valley, framing the immaculate greenery of Sonoma Ranch Golf Course's 18-hole, 7,028-yard layout. Designed by internationally renowned course architect Cal Olson, the course unfurls across the valley floor with undulating fairways, encroaching water hazards, and sprawling bunkers that force players to build sandcastle trebuchets to rescue errant golf balls. A lengthy course when played from the back tees, the grassy monolith also challenges players' short game with massive, bentgrass greens peppered with hard-to-read breaks. Clubbers can prepare for their pin-hunting voyage with a stint at the driving range or practice green, or stare down the treacherous fairways over a tasty nosh at the Sunset Grill, which overlooks the scenic expanse.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Cal Olson
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Bentgrass greens
- Length of 7,028 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options