Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Golf academy has 'most expansive' range in state.(Balloon Fiesta)

Byline: James Yodice

* Facility will open in phases after the fiesta, depending on how badly the grass is trampled

You might notice during the next nine days that the southern tip of Balloon Fiesta Park looks like it could easily be used as a golf driving range.

And you'd be right. That's what it is rather, that is what it is going to be.

New Mexico Golf Academy, a private group of businesspeople with golf backgrounds, is opening a multipurpose facility at the park, to open in phases starting in November.

The golf academy includes a 125-station driving range, 18-hole putting course, putting and chipping greens and bunkers, a three-hole mini course and a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse that features both a pro shop and restaurant. …

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