25 Mar '11, 4pm

Santa Fe's Love of Art &Nature Shown Local Golf Courses: ... while Tucson-based landscape architect and golf cou...

Santa Fe's Love of Art &Nature Shown Local Golf Courses: ... while Tucson-based landscape architect and golf cou...

Native grasses separate fairways, many of which have raised sides to help shots more easily find the short grass. "Marty," as locals call the track named after a former Santa Fe amateur champion who died of cancer in young adulthood, offers a country-club experience at "muni" prices. Designed by Baxter Spann (the architect who later built the much-ballyhooed Black Mesa Golf Club about 20 miles to the north), Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe is a gorgeous yet testy journey punctuated by massive greenside bunkers. Many consider it one of the best municipal courses in the Southwest. The moment you approach the first tee, you'll be knocked out by the mountain views, a stunning feature that remains constant through the round. The opening stretch of holes at Marty asks for your best game. The opener, a 565-yard, uphill par-5 doglegs slightly to the left and is the course's No. 1 ...

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