Sandia Golf Course Review
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2020
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Sandia Golf Course Overview: This golf course is located at and run by the Sandia casino. It is a classic desert layout with plenty of water as well. There are also a multitude of tee box combination for every type of golfer, making this a choose your own adventure for difficulty. The best golf holes are reviewed below:
Sandia Golf Course Hole 2: This par four has a tough drive with plenty of bunkers and desert trouble on either side; it's also long enough to require driver for most players. The second shot is to a fairly accessible green.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 4: This par four is a little downhill and has a relatively wide landing area for the tee shot. However, the second shot is difficult with water just to the right of the green.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 6: This very interesting par four is on the shorter side and has a fairway split by the desert. The layup to the right is still tight and leaves a longer and tougher approach over the desert to the large green. The left side is also tight and requires a pretty beefy carry but the player is rewarded with a much more docile approach to any pin not back and left (which is hard from everywhere).
Sandia Golf Course Hole 10: The start to the back nine has this shorter, but slightly uphill par four. The water is nice to look at and really isn't in play for a decent tee shot; the fairway bunkers, however, are very much in play, as is the desert to the right. The green is elevated a little and may reject shots coming up short.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 11: Long and brutal, but downhill, this par five is on the edge of the property and requires three really good pokes to get home in regulation.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 12: This par three is not overly difficult on paper, but it very picturesque in real life, with a stunning mountain backdrop and well sculpted bunkers.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 14: Another "shorter" par four, this one has the obvious water hazard that is in play on both shots, to it's right side. Any approach shot needs enough club and the best bailout is pin-high to the left, as shots going long, while dry, will have a tough up and down.
Sandia Golf Course Hole 15: Yet another par four with a split fairway, the vast majority of players will go right, leaving them the longer, uphill shot to a tough green. In the right wind and with good contact, the player can clear the wash, leaving a much shorter shot, but the risk is quite high.