Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort 

Owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in southern New Mexico offers everything you’ll need for a great getaway. In addition to 18 championship golf holes, the resort boasts a full casino, world-class dining, spectacular views, and a ton of great entertainment options.

Incredible Views and Great Food

The resort offers guests a selection from nearly 300 luxury rooms and suites, including the oversized Presidential Suite which features two private balconies offering incredible views of the surrounding landscape, an office desk, a separate bedroom, kitchen and bar area, whirlpool tub, shower, and a flat screen TV in the master bath. 

Other on-site or nearby activities include clay shooting, hiking/biking, big game hunting, and horseback riding at the Mescalero Stables, an on-site comedy club, Noisy Water Winery, and horse racing at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

With several great restaurant options to choose from, it won’t be hard to find a great meal at any time of the day or night. Wendell’s Steak and Seafood – the resort’s signature restaurant which has indoor and outdoor seating all with amazing views of Sierra Blanca, the Sacramento Mountains, and Lake Mescalero – features fresh seafood, steaks, and a great wine list.

Golf in a National Forest

Set in a national forest in the Sierra Blanca foothills, the Ted Robinson-designed championship golf course features rolling terrain, elevation changes, and fairways lined with cottonwood, aspen, and pine trees. Many of the holes, particularly on the front nine play difficult with tight landing areas and several carries over water.

The par-4 10th, which plays 354 yards from the tips, presents a true risk-reward challenge. While the hole is not long, players must decide from the tee whether to lay up on the island fairway (yup, island fairway) and approach the well protected green from there or let it fly and try to carry the lake – a carry of about 280 yards.

Contact the resort directly for current travel or stay and play offers.

Cree Meadows Country Club and The Links at Sierra Blanca provide other nearby playing options while in the area.

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Travel (by car)

2 hours from El Paso, 3 hours 15 minutes from Albuquerque, 6 hours from Tucson  







  • Ted Robinson, Sr. (1975)