US PGA National Championship Travel

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 25: A young Native American participates in an inter-tribal dance at the 20th annual Gathering Of Nations PowWow April 25, 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The three-day event runs through April 26. (Photo by Phillippe Diederich/Getty Images)The 2009 US PGA National Championship will be contested at two tricky PGA golf courses – Twin Warriors and Santa Ana Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. These courses will test the finesse of some of golf’s finest players from 28 June to 1 July at the 42nd US PGA National Championship. To witness the spectacle, you’ll need to make some travel arrangements and you’ve come to the right place for useful information to help you make those arrangements.

About Santa Ana Pueblo

The Santa Ana Pueblo is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico and is just less than an hour from The Albuquerque International Airport, and 40 minutes from Sante Fe. The area is a designated reserve for the Native American group of people of Keresan Languages. The Santa Ana Star Casino is a popular attraction at the pueblo and involves many local community members in business ventures.

The casino not only provides entertainment in the area, but is also a large source of employment for the members of the reserve and provides a platform to educate visitors about the Native American language and culture in a modern context.

Getting to the US PGA National Championship Venue

If you are coming from the Albuquerque International Sunport you will have to travel west on the Sunport Blvd to Interstate 25, take the Exit 242 and left onto Highway 550 to Tamaya Blvd and right onto Tuyuna Trail.

Albuquerque’s transport system offers great train connection to visitors wishing to make a day trip to Sante Fe such as the  New Mexico Rail Runner Express, as well as rapid bus connections via the ABQ RIDE which operates daily with costs ranging between $1 – $2 for a day pass.