Durango Golf Courses – Durango Downtown
Golfing – Golf Courses in and around Durango
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Dalton Ranch Golf Club is set in the magnificent Animas Valley just six miles north of Durango, Colorado. Winding its way along the Animas1 River below the towering red cliffs of the San Juan Mountains lies this magnificent golf course designed by architect Ken Dye.
Hillcrest Golf Club
Hillcrest Golf Club is located on a small mesa just north of, and adjacent to, the Fort Lewis College campus above Durango. The course overlooks the town and the La Plata Mountains. It is owned by the members and is open to the public. The normal season runs from March to November . Hillcrest is a family oriented golf club. The course is well maintained with greens that are recognized as some of the finest in the state. The club hosts an extensive tournament program which is topped off by the Navajo Trail Open and includes three charity events. The club has invested more than $500,000 in improvements during the past few years, including a 2,000-square-foot addition to the clubhouse. Hillcrest is a golf club, not a country club; it provides quality golf at a reasonable price. Tee times are accepted seven days in advance. 2300 Rim Drive, Durango, CO (970) 247-1499.
The Glacier Club (what used to be The Cliffs at Tamarron) is now a private facility so outside play is not available. Anyone interested in real estate or memberships can call (970) 382-7800.
Hunters Run Golf Course
One of the newest courses in the Durango area, Hunters Run Golf Course offers nine holes. Green fees are reasonable and carts are available for 18 holes. Hunters Run is located between Durango and Ignacio about 15 minutes from Durango.
Conquistador Golf Course
This is a championship 18-hole golf course with sand traps, water hazards, practice driving range and putting green. Located in Cortez, 40 miles west of Durango, this public course is open March through November. Tee times accepted three days in advance. 2018 N. Dolores Road, Cortez, CO (970) 565-9208.
Hidden Valley Golf Club
A new 18-hole, par 70 course opened in 2001. Green fees are $25 for 18 holes. 29 County Road 3025, Aztec, NM (505) 334-3248.
Pagosa Springs Golf Club
Located 3-1/2 miles west of Pagosa Springs on Highway 160, Pagosa Springs Golf Club is a spectacular course with 27 championship holes. Ponderosa pines line the fairways making the course both beautiful and challenging. You are surrounded with magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains. Private instruction, clinics, rental equipment, pro shop and a restaurant. Tournaments throughout the summer. #1 Pines Club Place, Pagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-4755.
Pinon Hills Golf Course
In nearby Farmington, New Mexico, Pinon Hills has been designated America’s greatest municipal course by Golf Digest. The 18 holes are open to the public year-round, weather permitting. This is one of the hidden treasures in northwestern New Mexico. 2102 Sunrise Pkwy., Farmington, NM (505) 326-6066.