Sunday, June 30, 2019

Rockwind Community Links Names New Head Golf Professional

(Hobbs, N.M.) – Rockwind Community Links announces the hiring of Steve Schoch as the new Golf Professional and Clubhouse Operations General Manager.  Prior to joining Rockwind, Schoch managed several New Mexico golf courses including Taos Country Club in Taos, New Mexico, Riverview Golf Course in Kirtland, New Mexico, and Sierra del Rio Golf Course in Elephant Butte.   A native of El Paso, Schoch is a Class A member of the PGA.

Steve Schoch
“We are very excited to have Steve Schoch join our team at Rockwind Community Links,” said Doug McDaniel, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Hobbs.  “Steve’s experience as a golf professional and general manager will continue the efforts to make Rockwind Community Links the premier municipal golf facility in our state.”

Schoch has played the Rockwind layout many times since the course first opened in 2015.  He finds the visionary concept of “community links” a real success and believes the facility is positioned to promote the game of golf to all ages.

“The vision that Hobbs’ public officials had for Rockwind is tremendous,” said Schoch. “That combined with the effort by the Rockwind staff has resulted in the course being ranked as one of the best municipal golf courses in the nation and #2 in New Mexico. My wife and I are excited to be here and look forward to contributing to that effort. Our team at Rockwind will strive to make it a friendly and fun environment for residents and visitors. With both golf and non-golf events, we will aim to continue the culture of hospitality for which Rockwind is best known.”

The Rockwind facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. “Community Links” is a concept introduced by architect Andy 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.

For more information visit or call (575) 397-9297.

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