Rockwind Community Links Ranked #2 in New Mexico on Golfweek Magazine’s Annual Best Courses You Can Play ListMay 30, 2019
Award winning Municipal Course Advances from Prior #3 Position
Hobbs, NM (May 30, 2019) – Golfweek Magazine released its annual Best Courses You Can Play in each state rankings and Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, continued its climb on the highly regarded list by advancing to #2. The course, which offers multiple tees for players of all ability levels, is a popular destination for golfers in the state as well as west Texas.
The Andy Staples design opened in May 2015 and has received numerous awards from leading golf publications including: 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.
“What a great honor to be recognized on this prestigious list as the #2 best course that is
open to the public in New Mexico,” said Doug McDaniel, Parks & Recreation Director in Hobbs. “Our commitment at Rockwind is to offer a remarkable golf course and playing experience for golfers at affordable prices. Everyone associated with the success of Rockwind is to be congratulated on this special achievement.”
The facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. “Community Links” is a concept introduced by Staples where the focus of the entire project was to link the golf course to the fabric of life in Hobbs. A special feature is a surrounding trail system complete with multiple trail heads, various outdoor seating areas, picnic spaces and scenic viewing points, including access to the site’s five acre lake that overlooks the golf course.
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.