Rockwind Community Links Offers a First-Class Golf Experience at Exceptional Rates
New 27-Hole Municipal Facility in Hobbs Attracts National Recognition
Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, is on a mission to introduce golf at affordable rates that likely are unmatched by any municipal facility of its caliber in the country. Rockwind Community Links, which opened for play in May, was praised at its grand opening celebrations by PGA TOUR star and Hall of Famer Fred Couples as “a fantastic course with unbelievable facilities, a homerun especially for the youth in Hobbs.” Couples, who learned to play golf on a public course, also stated that “you’re not going to see many public facilities like this in the country—it’s just phenomenal.”
With a significant emphasis on welcoming families, youngsters and adult beginners, the rates at Rockwood Community Links for a round on the championship 18-hole course for residents range from only $15 for adults to $12 for seniors and $6 for juniors. Non-resident adults are charged a nominal $30. Twilight rates after 2 p.m. are priced at a low $10 for adults. The engaging par-3 “Li’l Rock” course which has no formal tee markers offers fees at a low $6 for adults, $3 for children playing on their own, or if up to three youngsters come with a paying adult the kids play for free.
Rockwind Community Links, designed by Scottsdale’s Andy Staples, is being considered by the leading golf magazines as a candidate for the “best new golf course” of 2015. The facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. “Rockwind Community Links” is a concept introduced by Staples where the focus of the entire project was to link the golf course to the fabric of life in Hobbs. A special feature is a surrounding trail system complete with multiple trail heads, various outdoor seating areas, picnic spaces and multiple scenic viewing points, including access to the site’s five acre lake that overlooks the golf course.
“The City of Hobbs had a vision to bring golf to the community,” said J.J. Murphy, the City of Hobbs City Manager. “What architect Andy Staples has done here is ground breaking.“
For more information or to book a tee time at Rockwood Community Links visit www.rockwindgolfcourse.com or call the golf pro shop at (575) 397-9297.
About Rockwind Community Links
The main course, which offers five sets of tees with playing lengths ranging from over 7,100 yards for the accomplished player down to approximately 4,200 yards for the forward “express” tees, has been designed to embrace the flat nature of the southeastern New Mexico landscape, keeping irrigation to a minimum and the turf fast and firm. The design provides challenging features such as large elevated greens, disguised bunkers and interesting ground contours. Architect Andy Staples has incorporated characteristics typically found on courses along the eastern Seaboard of the U.S. built during the turn of the 20th century. Rock walls line fairways and a large interior lake is in play on a few holes that attractively punctuates the course routing.
The 9-hole par-3 course called Li’l Rock is meant to complement the expanded practice range and short game area. It was built to facilitate walking, families, beginner golfers and kids. The length of shots range from a sand wedge to a driver. Rockwind Community Links also participates as a member of The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico.