A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today’s Groupon to Sierra Del Rio Golf Course at Turtleback Mountain Resort in Elephant Butte. Choose between the following options:
- For $48, you get a round of golf for two, including cart rental (up to a $96 value).
- For $89, you get a round of golf for four, including cart rental (up to a $192 value).<p>
Ensconced in the rising crags of Turtleback Mountain and its surrounding geological colossi, the 18-hole Sierra Del Rio Golf Course unfurls a 7,331-yard oasis of lush fairways osculated by seven lakes. The emerald alleyways of the championship course provide a tranquil contrast to the surrounding desert highland, though errant shots may fall prey to the grizzled soil, abundant brambles, and ball-stealing tumbleweeds that lie at the periphery of each hole. The multitude of high-risk, high-reward shots on the course earned it the No. 9 spot in Golf Digest’s most recent Best in State Rankings, exemplified by the treacherous 610-yard, par 5 10th hole, where golfers must weigh the temptation to go for the green in two against the supreme difficulty of carrying 260 yards over unforgiving water. A coterie of 89 bunkers further complicates club-flailing adventures, and a memorable tee box located 65 feet above ground level rewards gritty play with a magnificent vista and the opportunity to dangle underperforming drivers menacingly over the threshold. Seven tee options temper the course’s difficult nature, and a nimble cart helps players maneuver the picturesque par 72 in comfort and style.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Distance of 7,331 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 74.6 from the farthest tees * Slope of 140 from the farthest tees * Seven tee options available<p>
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Sierra Del Rio Golf Course
With the peaks of Turtleback Mountain lifting from the horizon just six miles away, the 18-hole Sierra Del Rio Golf Course traverses 7,331 yards of lush fairways buttressed by seven lakes. The course's immaculate greenery provides a stark, scenic contrast to the surrounding desert highland, and the high and dry air makes perfect conditions for adding distance to towering drives and height to 6-iron baton twirls. Brambly thickets loom on the edges of most fairways, threatening ill-struck orbs as players work through many high-risk, high-reward shots that earned the course the No. 9 spot on Golf Digest's most recent Best in State Rankings. On the 610-yard, par 5 10th hole, golfers must weigh the temptation to lay up or go for the green in two against the supreme difficulty of carrying 260 yards of grazing caddies and unforgiving water. A sprinkling of 89 bunkers further complicates pin-hunting expeditions, and seven tee options temper the course's relatively difficult nature.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Distance of 7,331 yards from farthest tees
- Course rating of 74.6 from farthest tees
- Slope of 140 from farthest tees
- Seven tee options:m]]