The annual Hilton Open is a week-long golf event
held in Socorro, New Mexico, on the New Mexico Tech campus during
the first full week of June. The University and its course offer
an oasis in the desert of the Rio Grande valley, an hour south of
Albuquerque. Hilton week is packed with events for both
professional and amateur golfers.
As the longest-running golf tournament in New
Mexico, the Hilton enjoys a long history of noteworthy players,
sponsors, and events. Among those players have been Rich Beem, Don
Klein, Gene Torres, Adam Kase, Ray Cragun, Shaun Haberstoh, and
Mike Sauer; some of whom have been involved with the Hilton Open
since its start in 1960. Over the past 40-plus years, the Hilton
has grown from a single nine-hole event, to a multi-event
competition including the notorious Elfego Baca Shoot.
Other events during Hilton week are the
Senior/Senior Pro-Am, Senior Pro Tournament, and the regular
Hilton Pro-Am. The Hilton Open is known by players and spectators
throughout the southwest for great golf, great volunteers, great
food, and great hospitality. The tournament and all associated
Pro-Ams are sanctioned by the Sun Country Section PGA.
For information not found on this web site or if
you have further questions, be sure to contact the tournament
coordinator at First State Bank at 505.835.8211.
Let's play golf !