Situated near Ruidoso, Alto is famed for its elevated natural landscapes, recreational hiking, fishing activities, and cultural centers such as the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. However, it’s the residents enjoying a premier lifestyle within the 12 residential areas of Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club that truly sets it apart.
An Overview of Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club
Life in the Alto Lakes Community
Initially conceptualized in the 1960s by its founder, Don Blaugrund, Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club started as the singular Alto Lakes community. Today, it encompasses 11 more unique neighborhoods, giving potential residents a diverse range of options. A standout feature of this community is the automatic inclusion of each homeowner into the membership of Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club, adding a distinctive touch to the residential experience here. Let’s explore the reasons.
Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club features two top-notch 18-hole golfing greens for its members: Alto Lakes and its sister course, The Outlaw at Alto Lakes, both nestled within the confines of Alto Golf Estates. Discussions are also afoot to possibly incorporate the existing Kokopelli Golf Club, which comes with a par 63 executive course, into the club’s roster of amenities.
Can you imagine playing golf while coming across native wildlife like elk, deer, or even untamed horses? The cool mountain air offers an added layer of comfort for summer golf outings. Moreover, the club organizes a selection of exclusive golf competitions, such as the men’s Snowcapper event, the women’s Kachina Doll tournament, and events for mixed pairs. There are also developmental programs like the Junior Golf Academy and courses for beginners.
It’s not just about golf, though; the scenic mountain backdrops are a big draw, but Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club has even more on the table. If pickleball, one of the fastest-accelerating sports in the U.S., is your game, you’re in luck—the Alto Pickleball Association runs a dedicated branch and even has its own pro shop here. Tennis fans will also find a haven, with an abundance of courts and an optional membership to the Alto Lakes Tennis Association for a modest annual fee.
As of mid-2023, construction is in full swing on a new, new fitness complex that will feature both an indoor lap pool and an outdoor recreational pool equipped with a slide. The project is slated for completion by late fall 2023.
Experience the Upscale Lifestyle
Besides the offerings of golf, swimming, and tennis, Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club furnishes exceptional extras to elevate your living standards even higher.
If you’re an audiophile, the outdoor concert terrace at the club is fitted with cutting-edge sound technology. This venue attracts both emerging local talent and well-known national acts throughout its highly attended summer concert season. Remember, only members and their invitees can partake in these frequently sold-out musical events, adding another layer of exclusivity to life at Alto Lakes.
After completing a challenging 18-hole game or if you’re looking to share a memorable meal with family and friends, Alto Lakes has dining options to suit every occasion. The 7,500º Lounge is perfect for a drink post-game, a laid-back lunch, or for simply catching a game on TV. The Main Dining Hall is the hub for meal services, while the Secondary Dining Room can be booked for smaller social events. The menu is versatile, boasting selections that range from prime grilled ribeye to varied vegetarian choices.
The Outlaw at Alto Lakes features a clubhouse providing dining services six days a week, closed only on Tuesdays, and also showcases daily culinary specials. Upcoming plans include hosting exclusive sports and musical events at The Outlaw.
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Scott Miller, of Pinnacle Real Estate and Development, has been an Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club member since his children were young and now holds the record for the most home sales in Alto. Located just a stone’s throw away from the club, Pinnacle Real Estate is the leading office in real estate transactions in Alto, according to MLS data. As Scott puts it, “We do more real estate business in Alto than any other real estate office in our MLS.”
Miller is incredibly optimistic about the amenities Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club brings to the table. He explains, “Alto is really a nice place in a beautiful mountain setting with wild horses, elk, deer, and incredible views of the Sacramento and Capitan Mountains. The Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club has so much to offer its members: two full 18-hole golf courses, two clubhouses, tennis, pickleball, fine dining, concerts, and the brand-new $8 million fitness center and pools. Plus, compared to other mountain country club communities around the country, it is exceptionally affordable!”
If Alto sounds like your kind of place, reaching out to Scott Miller could be your next best move!