2020 “CAGGY Award” as a Best Golf Experience in New Mexico
Hobbs, NM (February 18, 2020) – Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, was recognized by Colorado Avid Golfer with one of its annual “CAGGY Awards.” The magazine’s staff cited Rockwind as a “Best Golf Experience” in the Travel Category for New Mexico. Only four golf courses in the state were selected as a top staff pick.
Rockwind, which opened in May 2015, has received numerous awards from leading golf publications including: Golfweek’s ranking at #2 in New Mexico in their Best Courses You Can Play in each state list; inclusion in Golf Digest’s 2017-18 Best in State course ratings at #7; named one of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses of 2015; and cited as a Top Five New Golf Development in the World by Golf Inc. Magazine. Most recently, Golf Advisor named Rockwind as One of the 24 New Courses That Shaped the 2010s.
About Rockwind Community Links
The main course, which offers five sets of tees with playing lengths ranging from over 7,100 yards for the accomplished player down to approximately 4,200 yards for the forward “express” tees, has been designed to embrace the flat nature of the southeastern New Mexico landscape, keeping irrigation to a minimum and the turf fast and firm. The design provides challenging features such as large elevated greens, disguised bunkers and interesting ground contours.
Architect Andy Staples has incorporated characteristics typically found on courses along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. built during the turn of the 20th century. Rock walls line fairways and a large interior lake is in play on a few holes that attractively punctuates the course routing. The 9-hole par-3 course called Li’l Rock is meant to complement the dual-ended practice range and short game area. It was built to facilitate walking, families, beginner golfers and kids. The length of shots ranges from a sand wedge to a driver. Rockwind Community Links also is a site for The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico. For more information, visit www.rockwindgolfcourse.com or call (575) 397-9297.