Those of you who have had the opportunity to experience one of the best kept golfing secrets halfway between Las Cruces and El Paso might also add another famous description to the Anthony Country Club. It has the real famous “Road Hole”, and one could also include another famous moniker referring to it as “The Postage Stamp”.
Anthony Country Club is arguably the friendliest private Club in the Borderland. The quality of the golf course alone is worth using your GPS to navigate your way south of Interstate 10 several miles until you pass a pecan orchard, drive over the Rio Grande, and just before a cotton field. This is where you will find an efficiently laid out 9 hole golf course which stretches itself links-style between the river and cotton field with one row of six holes riverside and the other three directly parallel.
The “Road Hole” at Anthony Country Club combines the authenticity of having a forced carry over O’Hara Road (unless one were to navigate their way through a small tunnel that goes under the overpass which would mean taking several shots to get to the green of the 110-130 yard par three hole) to a “Postage Stamp” sized green only twenty yards past the overpass. The fourth/thirteenth hole is a completely blind shot that requires laser accuracy to a tiny green in which any golfer will remember for a lifetime.
It may have previously been thought that one would have to travel overseas or to the Monterey Peninsula to find such gems. However, this is only one example of a unique hole in West Texas and New Mexico. Please look for additional articles that reveal more one of a kind golf holes. It is uncertain, though, if any golf hole has ever been or will ever be as distinctive as the “Road Hole” in Anthony, New Mexico.