Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rockwind Community Links Makes Golfweek’s Best Public Access Courses List

Celebrated Hobbs Municipal Golf Course Ranked No. 9 in New Mexico

(Hobbs, NM) - Golfweek Magazine released its annual Best Golf Course Rankings in the April issue and Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, was listed at No. 9 in the state as one of the Best Courses You Can Play.

The Andy Staples design, which opened in May 2015, has received numerous accolades from leading industry publications including: one of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses of 2015; a Top Five New Golf Development in the World by Golf Inc. Magazine; and a 2016 Best Courses You Can Play recognition by Golfweek. The United States Golf Association singled out Rockwind for breaking the mold and being more than just a golf course with a special video entitled “A Model Muni: Rockwind Community Links.”

The facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. “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 scenic viewing points, including access to the site’s five acre lake that overlooks the golf course.

PGA TOUR star Fred Couples, who learned to play golf on a public course and visited Rockwind during its grand opening celebrations, said “you’re not going to see many public facilities like this in the country—it’s just phenomenal.”

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