Wunderground® Travel Planner: Moriarty, NM
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Of 6 days between 1996 and 2018, Sunny was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 3 days were recorded with precipitation.
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Most of the better courses in the region—and there are some outstanding ones—are just outside town. The four courses operated by the city of Albuquerque have their charms, and the rates are reasonable. Each course has a clubhouse and pro shop, where clubs and other equipment can be rented. Weekday play is first-come, first-served, but reservations are taken for weekends. Contact the Golf Management Office
(Tel. 505/888-8115. www.cabq.gov/golf) for details. Of the four city courses,Arroyo del Oso
(7001 Osuna Rd. NE, Northeast Heights. Tel. 505/884-7505) earns high marks for its undulating 27-hole layout; greens fees are $26 for 18 holes. The 18-holeLos Altos Golf Course
(9717 Copper Ave. NE, Northeast Heights. Tel. 505/298-1897), one of the region's most popular facilities, has $26 greens fees. There's also a short, par-3, 9-hole executive course.
Sandia Golf Club
(Tramway Rd. NE just east of I-25, Far Northeast Heights. Tel. 505/798-3990. www.sandiagolf.com), opened in 2005 at the swanky Sandia Resort & Casino, offers 18 holes set amid lush hilly fairways, cascading waterfalls, and desert brush. Greens fees are $51-$61.
The University of New Mexico has two superb courses. Both are open daily and have full-service pro shops, instruction, and snack bars. Greens fees for out-of-staters run about $60 to $70, with cart. UNM North
(Tucker Rd. at Yale Blvd., University of New Mexico. Tel. 505/277-4146) is a first-class 9-hole, par-36 course on the north side of campus. The 18-hole facility atUNM South
(3601 University Blvd., just west of airport off I-25, Southeast Heights. Tel. 505/277-4546. www.unmgolf.com) has garnered countless awards from major golf magazines and hosted PGA and LPGA qualifying events; there's also a short par-3 9-hole course.
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
(205 Caja del Rio Rd., off NM 599, the Santa Fe Relief Rte., 87501. Tel. 505/955-4400. www.linksdesantafe.com), an outstanding municipal facility with beautifully groomed 18- and 9-hole courses, sits on high prairie west of Santa Fe with fine mountain views. It has driving and putting ranges, a pro shop, and a snack bar. The greens fees are $31 for the 18-hole course, $22 on the par-3 9-holer.
110 San Felipe St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Charles Böttger, a German immigrant, built this pink two-story mansion in 1912. The lacy, richly appointed rooms vary greatly in size and decor; some have four-poster beds, slate floors, claw-foot tubs, or pressed-tin ceilings. All have down comforters, fluffy pillows, and terry robes—and a few are said to be haunted by a friendly ghost or two. The Wine Cellar Suite, in the basement, can accommodate up to six guests and has a kitchenette. A grassy courtyard fronted by a patio provides an escape from the Old Town crowds. Breakfast might consist of stuffed French toast or perhaps burritos smothered in green chile, which you can also enjoy in your room. Pros:
Balloon, golf, and tour packages are available.Cons:
Not for the floral-and-frilly phobic. www.bottger.com. 7 rooms, 1 2-bedroom suite. In-room: kitchen (some). In-hotel: parking. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Bernalillo, NM 87525
This spectacular large-scale resort, on 500 acres on the Santa Ana Pueblo, includes a top-rated golf course, state-of-the-art spa, and cultural museum and learning center. Most rooms, swathed in natural stone, wood, and adobe and filled with pueblo-inspired textiles and pottery, overlook the Sandia Mountains or cottonwood groves; many have balconies or patios. Cultural events include bread-baking demonstrations (in traditional adobe ovens), storytelling, and live tribal dance and music performances. Other amenities include waterslides over two of the outdoor pools, atmospheric bars, guided nature walks, and hot-air ballooning nearby. The Hyatt's outstanding Corn Maiden Restaurant
(Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch
) serves outstanding contemporary fare that mixes New Mexican, Asian, regional American influences and ingredients. Try buffalo topped with foie gras and a truffle demi-glace, or crispy-skin duck served with an apple-green chili pancake and orange-whiskey sauce. The Santa Ana Star Casino is a free shuttle ride away. And if you're looking for an exceptional horseback ride, arrange one with the Tamaya stables. As you drink in eyefuls of the spectacular pueblo backcountry and weave among trees and plantings, you'll wonder why you ever settled for the dull nose-to-butt riding experiences of yesteryear. If you're too suave to wear the helmet or gloves offered, by all means do not forego a heavy layer of sunscreen, especially on your face, ears, and neck.Pros:
This is the place to come to get away.Cons:
Occasionally quirky front-desk service, but that's it. www.tamaya.hyatt.com. 331 rooms, 19 suites. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, children's programs. Credit cards accepted.
10035 Country Club La. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Near the first tee of the lush Paradise Hills Golf Club, this pleasant, well-priced B&B resort atop the West Mesa is a golfer's dream: the 6,895 yards of bluegrass fairways and bent-grass greens challenge players of all levels. Works by local artists and craftspeople decorate the large rooms, which are filled with attractive, if functional, contemporary furnishings; the two suites have fireplaces. Many rooms have balconies overlooking the golf course. Golf packages are available. It's a good bet if you want to be close to Petroglyphs National Monument or Corrales. Pros:
Special rates available during Balloon Fiesta.Cons:
Bridge traffic back to town can be slow. www.innatparadise.com. 16 rooms, 2 suites, 1 apartment. In-room: kitchen. In-hotel: golf course, parking. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Completed in early 2006 after much anticipation, this seven-story casino-resort set a new standard for luxury in Albuquerque; unfortunately the service here doesn't always quite match the promise. Nevertheless, appointments like 32-inch plasma TVs, handcrafted wooden furniture, louvered wooden blinds, and muted, natural-color palettes lend elegance to the spacious rooms, most of which have sweeping views of the Sandia Mountains or the Rio Grande Valley. The 700-acre grounds, which are in the Far Northeast Heights, just across Interstate 25 from Balloon Fiesta Park, ensure privacy and quiet and include a superb golf course and an amphitheater that hosts top-of-the-line music and comedy acts. The Green Reed Spa offers a wide range of treatments, many using local clay and plants. One of the city's best restaurants for mountain views, Bien Shur, occupies the casino's top floor, and there are three other places to eat on-site. The casino is open 24 hours. Pros:
24/7 room service.Cons:
Smoking is allowed on premises; pool not open year-round. www.sandiacasino.com. 198 rooms, 30 suites. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pool, gym, spa, parking. Credit cards accepted.
Of the pueblos in New Mexico when the Spanish first arrived, Isleta Pueblo is one of two Tiwa-speaking communities left in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley. It was also one of a handful of pueblos that didn't participate in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, during which Isleta was abandoned. Some of the residents fled New Mexico with the Spanish to El Paso, where their descendants live to this day on a reservation called Ysleta del Sur. Other members went to live with the Hopi of Arizona but eventually returned and rebuilt the pueblo.
Facing the quiet plaza is Isleta's church, St. Augustine,
built in 1629. One of the oldest churches in New Mexico, it has thick adobe walls, a viga-crossed ceiling, and an austere interior. Legend has it that the ground beneath the floor has the odd propensity to push church and community figures buried under the floor back up out of the ground; bodies have been reburied several times, only to emerge again.
Polychrome pottery with red and black designs on a white background is a specialty here. The pueblo celebrates its feast days on August 28 and September 4, both in honor of St. Augustine. The tribal government maintains picnicking and camping facilities, several fishing ponds, and a renowned 18-hole golf course. It also runs the Isleta Casino & Resort
(11000 Broadway SE [NM 47], 87105. Tel. 505/724-3800 or 877/747-5382. www.isletacasinoresort.com), which ranks among the state's most popular gaming facilities. It's a large and handsome space with plenty of slots and myriad gaming tables; the concert hall hosts a mix of oldies, pop stars, and country-and-western acts—past numbers have included Tom Jones, Vince Gill, and Tony Bennett. There's also boxing held throughout the year. A full-service, upscale, 201-room hotel and spa opened in 2008, making Isleta more competitive with other high-profile Native American resorts in the Rio Grande region, including Sandia, Santa Ana, and Pojoaque. Although Isleta is wonderfully picturesque—beehive ovens stand beside adobe homes bedecked with crimson chilies—camera use is restricted here. Only the church may be photographed. www.isletapueblo.com. Admission: Free.
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