El Paso County Parks & Recreation

A Tradition since 1955

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Ascarate Golf Course

Nestled in the heart of American Southwest, and boasting more than 300 sunny days a year, El Paso is home to Ascarate Golf Course. This is the perfect facility for affordable year-round play; we are El Paso’s hidden gem centrally located only minutes from downtown and the airport.

Ascarate Golf Course is a 27-hole facility. Designed by golf course architect George Hoffman, the doors were open for business in 1955. This makes Ascarate Golf Course one of the oldest golf courses in the city. We are proud of our rich history steeped in tradition. On any given Sunday, you can witness three generations playing and learning this game together, as they have for over 50 years.

Our “MAIN 18” measures out at a challenging 6,579 yards from the Blue Tees with a PAR 71. Straight hitters can take advantage of our generous tree-lined fairways, and our greens are the best kept secret in El Paso. Beware of the back 9! Water comes into play on 5 holes, and there is a treacherous stretch of holes that has been lovingly named “Hell’s Corner” by our members. It will test the nerves of even the most seasoned golfers.

Our “DELTA 9” is a short 9-hole course that measures 2,657 yards from the white tees and plays to a PAR 36. It consists of a relatively flat terrain, and there is very little trouble throughout the track. Since its opening, the DELTA 9 has been the perfect place for beginners to learn the nuances of the game. If you’re pressed for time, the DELTA is your spot as most golfers finish 9 in about 90 minutes.

The lighted practice facility and driving range make Ascarate Golf Course the ideal location to hone your skills. With three putting greens, two chipping greens and one practice bunker, we are more than equipped to accommodate all your practice needs.

Ascarate Golf Course is headed by PGA Golf Professional Mike Smith, and his dedicated and knowledgeable staff. They are on hand to assist with all of your game day needs.

Come for the golf and stay for the majestic views of both the city and the mountains that make El Paso and Ascarate Golf Course a diamond in the rough.

Ascarate Golf Course features Primo’s Café, Family owned and operated since 2002, offers a full menu of Mexican home-made specialties, mouth watering burgers and the coldest beer around. Many families have made Primo’s Café their “go-to” spot for delicious Menudo on the weekends. Primo’s Café is prepared to help you with a full catering menu to serve all your special event needs.

Please Contact Primo’s Café for any additional information, or just place an order “to-go”, they are ready to serve you with a smile- (915)778-7642


Serving generations of golfers.




Ascarate Golf Course is the ideal choice for your next group golf event, whether it’s a charity event or a family reunion our staff is dedicated to exceeding all of your expectations. With an indoor capacity of 99 and a shaded courtyard area that can accommodate twice that, as well as tables/chairs and tents our Special Events Staff is more than capable of handling any size event. Tournament packages include all document preparation, personalized scorecards and cart signs, format sheets, contest set-up as well as post tournament scoring by our Golf Professional.

Please fill out the form below, our call us at 915-771-2392 and our dedicated staff will help you coordinate a successful event.

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6900 Delta Dr.

El Paso, TX  79905


PGA Professional

Mike Smith, Ascarate Golf Course Pro
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With a strong passion for the game and a comprehensive understanding of the business of golf, Mike Smith has over 20 years of experience working as a PGA Professional. Born and raised in Watseka Ill., Mike started playing golf at the age of 10. Moving to El Paso in 1994, Mike Smith has called the Sun City home for over 20 years.

Holding class “A “ PGA membership since 2005, Smith also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University as well as a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Rollins College.

Private Lessons
To schedule your private lesson, please contact the pro shop at 915-771-2392.  

30 Minutes- $35
60 Minutes- $60
Video analysis offered at no additional charge. 

Group Classes
Held every Saturday for 60 minutes, weather permitting. To reserve a spot, please call the pro shop at 915-771-2380. 

Adult Group Class- 11 am - $20 per person
Junior Group Class- 12 pm -$12 per person

Additional group classes for both adults and juniors offered through El Paso Community College. For more information, please visit the EPCC website.