A popular 27-hole GOLF course in metropolitan Albuquerque may soon see new construction.
The Paako Ridge Golf Club is located at 1 Club House Drive in the town of Sandia Park, some 25 miles northeast of downtown Albuquerque.
Opened in 2000 as an 18-hole golf course, Paako was expanded 5 years later by architect Ken Dye who added another nine holes.
The course is one of the top rated of its kind in the southwest and has regularly been praised in such publications as Links Magazine and Golf Digest.
Now the most recent owners of the course have announced plans to build on-site lodging as a means of attracting more tourists and increasing revenue.
Building plans for the site also include a new spa and swimming pool.
The property was purchased in early 2018 by the New York-based firm Alvarez & Marsal, a company that specializes in turnaround management and improving the performance of healthcare, retail, and financial services companies.
Shortly after its Paako Ridge purchase, the company, while clearing and re-seeding the course itself, informed Sandia Park area residents of their construction plans.
Alvarez & Marsal have also renovated the club’s shaded wooden patio overlooking the course.
By Garry Boulard
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