Rociada, NM 
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Beautiful course

2-4    4/20/2013   5/31/2013
Review By: jamesp123
Played: 16  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenic course, all the previous reviews of seeing turkey and deer are very true.The course is hilly but its easy to navigate from hole to hole if you follow the cart path.There are even a couple of holes with water hazards.
Cons: Course is long. I do recommend getting a cart if possible. Its a seasonal disc golf course located directly on a golf course.
Other Thoughts: Mr Castillo holds an awesome tournament here twice a year. You definitely want to add this course to your list. The course is about 2hrs north of Albuquerque.I cant wait to play it again.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/21/2012   10/22/2012
Review By: KDFrosty
Played: 27  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 2.3 Years
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Phenomenal setting! In the mountains. Nothing but nature, the sound of leaves rustling, and hairy squirrels running all over the place.
-Challenging holes for every type of player. Diversity!
-Golf carts supplied during tournament.
-Village and golf course staff most accommodating
-Immaculate maintenance. I dont think I saw one piece of trash
Cons: These cons are out of anyone's control for the most part, so take them lightly:
-Can get windy in the afternoon. All 3 times I played here in the fall had fairly windy afternoon (later than 1:00p) rounds.
-It's not open all year round. Only fall/winter/early spring.
-Golf carts not provided if you're not playing in a tourney. I hiked the course once, and would again, but it's not for someone out of shape.
Other Thoughts: I played my best round, and it almost felt like some out of body experience. Everything was perfect, including the course. I would not recommend another course any more than this course at Pendaries.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.

A Real Players Paradise

5+    4/21/2013   12/28/2011
Review By: nightwing
Played: 81  Reviewed: 19
This review was updated on 10/24/2014
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Astonishingly beautiful course.
-Pro and Am tees, but both challenging.
-Big air shots without too much climbing.
-Fascinating choices for risk and reward.
-Interesting Tee and Pin placements.
-Gorgeous drive in and out. A real 'Destination'.
-Deer, Turkeys, distant animal calls: very cool.
Cons: -Mainly that it's closed all summer and winter.
-No facilities except a few during tournaments.
-A long drive from anywhere (but worth it!)
-Not much awesome experience.

Other Thoughts:
UPDATE FALL 2014. Course is lush with high water in the 2 ponds. #12 basket was stolen...please report any leads.

Pendaries is open only a few PRECIOUS weeks in mid to late April and mid to late October. You can find information at Elite, or from the Pendaries Resort, or on Facebook at the NMDG group. The layout is ON a Ball Golf course, hence the short season
Try to get there: this is a GREAT players course!

Most play centers around the spring and fall tournaments. They both now sell out in hours! But you can just go out and play, especially at 10am the saturday before when there is a great league event, followed by doubles.

Pendaries is a premier championship course.
The A-Tier in the Spring especially is attracting several national tour player. That they come a ways to play here speaks for itself.

Although the course is very long, most players find staying in-bounds to be the main challenge. Casual players can ignore the cart path O.B., and have a mellow 'walk in paradise'.

The following COURSE GUIDE assumes that you do not know the course at all but that you ARE playing when the tee flags are up. This is a temp course and there are no signs, so you might want to print this out. This directions are very specific and will make more sense when you are out there. You might also be able to get a Caddie book w/ photos of each hole: Elite Brothers Disc Golf.

From the Golf Parking lot, head back to their #10 ball golf tee, (which is the #1 Disc Golf tee). It's to the left....when you say OMG!!! you are there. 350' carry over the lake, depending on the water level. Most Ams throw to the Am tee right or just say screw it and start on the Am tee, which is also the drop-zone. Dogleg left.

Climb a little up to #2 and play back down. #3 is over the pond. Take a right and #4 heads up over a ball golf green to the left of the house with dozens of wind sculptures. (Ball golf greens are OB, even for casual rounds.) Climb to your right to play #5 back down the other side of that house. It doglegs left. Yes it's a par 3!

#6 is 100 yards further out and behind you to the left along the woods. Look for the red and then pink flags to find the tees. The basket is thru a tunnel in the woods but the shot is a hyzer out over the fairway. #7 is a par 4 that starts to your right on the cart path and plays way up over the ball golf green to your left.

#8 is a monster par 5: I play it as a par 6. This is my favorite hole and I cherish my few birdie 5s like no other hole anywhere. It is up past the restroom shack and you must carry the first cart path or re-tee. Get past the trees around the small dry pond/basin and it's way out there to the dogleg left past the ball golf green. Good Luck and have fun with this.

#9 is a raised teepad, up thru the woods to the left from the #8 basket. #10 plays across the fairway up into the woods. #11 is back across the fairway again...look for the flags on cart path.
This is the first of several holes where you may need to re-tee if you do not 'Establish' in bounds on your drive...the OB cart-path runs directly at the basket.

{Note that if you go just beyond #11, you can play #18 to complete a short inner loop of the course. You might need supplies and a whole nother shot at the first few holes at this point.}

From the 11 basket, the Par 4 #12 tee is behind you and up to the left about 50 yards on the cart-path. #13 is then just to your right in the woods. 13 goes over the ball golf green near the cluster of 3 dark trees. #14 is on the cart-path to the right of that green.

#15 plays across the fairway. #16 is back across the fairway again and plays to an Island Green of sorts to the left of the ball golf green. The Par 4 #17 plays to your right. Then go just right to the cart-path to play down to #18.

Par 60. Top pros play in the 50s. Typical pro and top am scores will be in the 60s. A 10 over 70 should be rated near 900.

Players who make the time and bring everything, including their 'A-Game', will be deeply rewarded. Call ahead. Come prepared and Play This Course!

BTW: The ball golf resort community is pretty mellow and has been VERY supportive of us: Please stay off the fragile ball golf greens and be nice to the people who allow us to have this amazing priviledge.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/20/2011   12/10/2011
Review By: Todd Ripp
Played: 61  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.2 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Its set on the back 9 of an amazing golf course. tones of elevation, wildlife all around you, and the people there are great. There are 2 water holes that do love discs.This course is easy to navigate, and its just a tranquil place to be.
Cons: Again, its on a golf course so it will move in may when the ball golf opens.
Other Thoughts: if you play northern NM, you must find this course.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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