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Located in the dramatic scenery of Northern New Mexico’s Pojoaque Valley, Towa’s three independent nine-hole courses challenge with dramatic elevation changes, seasonal weather conditions, and scenery of such extraordinary beauty it threatens to distract the most focused golfer. Whether you’re putting for birdie in the winter sunshine with a view of the Santa Fe Ski Mountain above or teeing off in the new greenery of the spring, Towa can challenge the low handicappers, but offers an enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.
Part of the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort and Spa at Buffalo Thunder, Towa was designed jointly by twenty-time PGA titlist Hale Irwin and noted golf course designer and landscape architect William Phillips.
Towa takes advantage of the natural topography, unique rock formations and natural vegetation indigenous to the region providing excellent separation of the individual holes. The course’s fairways are a mix of Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, fescue roughs, and native grasses. Tees and greens are sodded with bentgrass. Elevation changes on all the courses keep every golfer on his or her toes. The final par 3 on the Boulder course drops 100 feet from the tee box to the green!
The average green size for the course is 6,500 sq. ft., which is slightly larger than the national average of 6,300 sq. ft. The 27 holes have a USGA slope of 136 and USGA rating of 73.1 from the back tees. From the front tees, the holes have a slope of 101 and a rating of 62.3.
Towa also offers a practice facility featuring a driving range situated so players will never find the sun in their eyes. Green fees include use of the range as well as two putting and chipping practice greens.
When it’s finally time to come inside, you can still keep gazing at the spectacular scenery. Grab a drink or a snack at the Towa Bar & Grill, which offers panoramic views of the Pojoaque Valley, bordered by the majestic Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges. The Clubhouse features a dining room and bar as well as a spacious outdoor patio area and is available to rent for meetings or private parties. The golf shop offers guests golf apparel and equipment as well as brand new Nike club rentals and free club fittings by our PGA professionals.
Become a Towa Member and enjoy three complimentary rounds, discounted green fees including cart and range, 10% discount in the golf shop, and member only events.
Credit Card Authorization Form for the Towa Card (Please print, fill out and fax to 505.819.2040)
“What a wonderful, beautiful and challenging course. Now that I have experienced 18 of your 27 holes, I would definitely play them differently next time. Thanks for everything; my wife and I enjoyed the scenic views and masterful layout of your course. Take care”
-Patrick from Clarkston, Washington
“I just wanted to let you know that myself, sons and after-in-law all played at your facilities yesterday and had a wonderful time. The course was beautiful and the staff was friendly and helpful. We had such a good time that my son and I will be back tomorrow for another round rather than trying another course. I wish my country club back home was this nice, thank you.”
-Troy from Shawnee, Oklahoma
“I enjoyed my round on your course as much or more as any round I have played in my 30 years of playing. The two gentlemen I was paired with were a true pleasure to play with and the course was immaculate. “
-Nick from Austin, Texas
“Linda, a wonderful experience, you run a first class operation. The Towa Pro Shop has the best selection of Ladies golf clothing around!! We had visitors from Lakeway, TX and they absolutely loved everything ... course, VIEWS. They had never been there before. Just love to hear the
ooo's and ah's.”
-Jackie from Lakeway, Texas
“I played the course yesterday (Valley and Boulder). Both were in great shape. This shows a lot of work was put into the course(s). I am telling my friends. Thanks.”
-Steve from Santa Fe, New Mexico
“YOU GUYS ARE THE CATS MEOW! The bees knees, the aw in awesome...everyone there is very friendly and helpful... Steve very patient w/an old guy sort of stuck in his errant ways... I'm trying buddy!!!!!”
-Joe from Pojoaque, New Mexico
“I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed every moment and every stroke (fortunately didn't have to take too many!) at your golf course. My wife and I stayed at the Hilton and have decided we will come back to the Santa Fe area at least twice per year.”
-John from Cleburne, Texas
Take St. Francis Drive (Highway 84/285) North (Taos Highway). Continue for 12 miles, passing the Santa Fe Opera and the Tesuque and Cuyamungue exits. At the Buffalo Thunder sign, take Exit 177 (the Posuwageh Overpass) and follow the directional signs to Towa.
Go North on I-25, exit 276B (Route 599, Santa Fe Relief Route), and continue north until you get to Highway 84/285. Continue past the Santa Fe Opera and the Tesuque and the Cuyamungue exits. At the Buffalo Thunder sign, take Exit 177 (the Posuwageh Overpass) and follow the directional signs to Towa.
Leave I-25 at the St. Francis (84/285) exit and travel north through Santa Fe (See above directions).
Towa Golf Course is located approximately two miles south of the Cities of Gold Casino in Pojoaque. Turn left at the Posuwageh overpass, Exit 177.