Butterfield Trail 

Designed by famed golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Butterfield Trail Golf Course has racked up many accolades since opening in 2007.  The course features 18 unique holes that make use of the area’s natural topography and even takes the unpredictable El Paso wind into account in its design.

Other than lazy days or team-building activities playing on the course, the facility is also available for any special occasion. The golf course takes its name from a mail and passenger trail that used to be active from 1858-1861. Out of the 2,800 miles that it ran, more than 700 of those miles ran through Texas, and part of that old traveling trail runs through the golf course today.

“It’s a nice golf course, it has a nice design that provides a little bit more challenge than a regular course and it’s well maintained,” said local golfing regular, Jodi Copley. “The pro shop has a good selection and the restaurant is nice. The historical perspective makes it unique to the region.” 

Butterfield Trail Golf Course will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary and player development month throughout June. Curious beginners can take advantage of free lessons throughout the month starting at 5 p.m. The course will also feature nightly family nights. Course regulars can bring in a new golfer every day for a dollar fee and every Friday features a driving range social. You can book a tee time online or by calling 915-772-1038.

More info:1858 Cottonwoods Drive, 915-772-1031, ButterfieldTrailGolf.com 

Runner-up: Painted Dunes – 12000 McCombs St. 915-821-21

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