Report: Millions of dollars needed to keep city golf courses up and running

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new report shows keeping the city’s golf courses open is hitting Albuquerque in the pocketbook.

The 165-page study is looking at how feasible it is for the city to keep its four courses open.

Read the entire study here >>

“What we don’t have is a windfall of dollars, we’re very tight right now, our projections are very conservative, and $16 million we do not have to reinvest in the program,” said Gilbert Montano, Chief of Staff for Mayor R.J. Berry.

The study shows the city lost over $1.5 million in operating costs last year, and the use of the four courses — Arroyo del Oso, Puerto del Sol, Los Altos and Ladera — is down, though playing fees are competitive.

A possible recommendation form the study is to close a course.

This administration says that’s a decision for the next mayor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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