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Puerto del Sol Golf Course and Learning Center

Puerto del Sol Golf Course and Learning Center

Todd Kersting, Director of Golf

1800 Girard Blvd. SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

(505) 362-4148

http://www.pdsgolf.com

Kersting@pga.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (105)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Golf Shop (1,150 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Back of range tees are lined with large tees to provide shade. Over 25 tees are shaded from the elements. Golf shop also has indoor mat/net for lessons and club fitting.

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Fairway Cuts
  • 6 targets measured 6’x14′ can be placed at various locations on the range. During night range, targets include solar powered lights are sound activated

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 140,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 7,800

New balls are acquired: Three times per year

Best range promotion: Barrels of fun: Hitting into 55 gallon size metal barrels for prizes.
50/100/150: Contest to hit 3 targets at different yardages before finishing a large bucket (70 balls).

Special programs:  Connecting with Cops: This past year I joined the Community Police Council (CPC). I also was responsible for developing the CPC logo. I have attended/supported many neighborhood meetings as we foster connecting community with the police. Funds are currently being raised to build portable targets to bring with officers to elementary schools. I am also half way through the Citizens Police Academy. Upon completion I will be in the best position to put golf programs/cops/schools on the fast track.

This coming Christmas Eve, we will also be celebrating the 28th annual hot air balloon glow. Last years theme and this coming year will be ‘Post It Blue’ which allows community to place blue ‘post it notes’ with comments and attach to police cars.