Work begins at University of New Mexico’s North Course


Work begins at University of New Mexico’s North Course
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A project to complete significant work to irrigation and reclaim areas of the original design is underway at the North Course at the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

Built in 1941 and designed by William H. Tucker, the course is part of Bernalillo County Open Space Program and home to a walking trail which will remain open during the work.

Staples Golf is to advise on the golfing elements of the project working alongside landscape architecture firm Sites Southwest, Duininck, the contractor for the course’s irrigation work, and Heads Up Landscape Contractors.

“This golf course and the trail around it are an integral piece of our city’s history that has long been embraced by the community and the university,” said University of New Mexico president Robert G. Frank. “These improvements allow us to bring together the best of old and new.”

The university signed an agreement in 2012 with the Bernalillo County Commission to protect the North Golf Course as open space for 15 years. The county has contributed US$1.5 million to the current project.

The course will reopen once the irrigation work is completed, scheduled for mid-April.