Public Forum August 30 About HU’s Golf Course

Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands will host a public forum Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. to receive comment about the university’s Gene Torres Golf Course.

The public forum is in the university’s Student Center Ballroom at 800 National Ave.

“I’m reaching out to invite the public to help New Mexico Highlands explore options that would keep the course open without financially impacting the university,” said Highlands President Sam Minner. “Together we can accomplish this and also leverage the course to attract tourism and better contribute to the quality of life in Las Vegas.”

Minner said Las Vegas is fortunate to have the Gene Torres Golf Course in the city, featuring a nine-hole parkland-style course with generous fairways and unique challenges.

“Since Highlands reopened the redesigned golf course in 2008, thousands of golfers have appreciated playing on our ‘little touch of Scotland.’ Regrettably, however, Highlands has lost money on the course every year since 2008. This means Highlands is subsidizing the course on the backs of our students. That’s just not right,” Minner said.

The Gene Torres Golf Course is at 1 Country Club Dr. in Las Vegas off Mills Avenue. For information about golfing at the course, call 505-425-7711.