Desert Lakes Golf Course Wins the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association 2021 Large Club of the Year Award

Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo, New Mexico was proud to, once again, receive the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association 2021 Large Club of the Year award.

Each year the SCAGA gives out awards to recognize outstanding players and courses in the Sun Country Section (New Mexico & West Texas). The Club of the Year award is given to the course that best meets certain criteria including, the number of USGA members, number of amateur events hosted, growth of the game programs, and overall environment for growing amateur golf in the Sun Country Section. Desert Lakes was nominated by District 4.

“It’s always nice to be recognized,” said Desert Lakes General Manager, Grant Dalpes. “I’m most proud of all the staff of the course, and how hard they have worked to ensure that we are able to provide a great product to the public. We have four specific areas I’d like to recognize and thank, the golf shop, food & beverage, outside  services, and course maintenance. We are also very grateful to our men & women’s golf associations for their ongoing support and participation.”

Desert Lakes encourages golf and junior golf, as you can see with all the activities they have throughout the year. The course has had its challenges with COVID, lack of staff, deteriorating equipment, and lack of the proper equipment. Yet through these challenges, there has been an increase in rounds played at Desert Lakes, thanks to everyone’s love of the game and a great organization.

“I would like to congratulate our entire Desert Lakes Golf Course team, especially the golf course maintenance division and Mac Blevins, Golf Course Superintendent, for their part in achieving this award. Thank you all for your service to the department during a very difficult and challenging time, especially having to work at 50% staffing,” said Veronica Ortega, Community Services Director.

The City is thrilled about Desert Lakes’ achievement and so pleased that we have such a beautiful golf course for citizens and visitors to enjoy.

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