If buildings could talk, what tales the Albuquerque Country Club (ACC) could spin. The venerable old Club is celebrating its centennial with a series of events that began even before the calendar rolled over to 2014. The celebratory year is taking place in the Club’s grand Clubhouse under the shade of century-old cottonwood trees. There is not another golf club in the country that can boast of borders that include Historic Route 66 along one side and the Rio Grande on another.
The ACC clubhouse at 601 Laguna Boulevard SW has influenced the architecture of an entire neighborhood with its distinctive California Mission style. The original design and the renovations through the years have utilized the talents of some of the most prominent Southwestern architects of the last century.
Golf, swimming, and tennis have been near and dear to the hearts of Albuquerque Country Club members, as have family holiday activities. Over the past century, there have been hundreds of gala dinners, dances, and style shows, as well as socializing in the Men’s and Women’s Card Rooms. The fine dining fare has pleased thousands of members and guests with creations from its bountiful menus. The Country Club has always been more than a sporting and social club for Albuquerque residents. It has been a second home to some of the city’s most prominent citizens.