Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Paa-Ko Ridge Afforded Golf Digest Honor.

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

It seems a remote spot for national even worldwide exposure, nestled on the eastern slope of the Sandia Mountains.

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course has captured the imagination of the staff at one of the most widely read golf publications on the planet Golf Digest magazine.

In its annual report on America's best new courses, Golf Digest awarded Paa-Ko Ridge the prestigious honor of Best New Affordable Public Course of 2000.

"That exposure is invaluable, unmeasurable," said Warren Lehr, Paa-Ko's director of golf operations. "You can't buy that kind of advertising."

More than 250 courses that opened between May 1, 1999, and April 30 were nominated. …

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