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The par 5 No. 8 hole on Isleta's Lakes Nine, at 638 yards, is one of the longest and hardest in the Duke City area. (Courtesy Of Isleta Golf Club)
The par 5 No. 8 hole on Isleta's Lakes Nine, at 638 yards, is one of the longest and hardest in the Duke City area. (Courtesy Of Isleta Golf Club)
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At 638 yards, this par 5 is one of the longest and hardest in the Albuquerque area. It is almost impossible to reach in two shots due to the a large dip in front of the green. Your drive and second shot both need to be in the fairway if you have any chance at getting close in 2 shots. Your second shot also needs to be short of the large dip in front of the green, about 100 yards out. A small but very undulating green awaits your approach shot, which needs to be on the correct level to avoid the possibility of a three-putt. A par is a great score on this beautiful but difficult hole.

Isleta Golf Club

Yardage (white tees): Mesa Nine – 3,284 yards; Lakes Nine – 3,196; Arroyo Nine – 3,016

Par: 36, each nine

Address: 4001 Highway 47 S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87105

Opened: 1996

Website: www.isleta.com

Phone: 505-848-1900

Director of golf: Michael Ciolek, PGA

Head professional: Shane Crabtree, PGA

18-hole rates: M-F, $55; Sat-Sun $69. Prices include GPS carts, range balls and bottle of water.

Specials: After 5 p.m., M-F $20; Sat-Sun $25.

Isleta Golf Club/No. 8 (Lakes Nine)

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