Golf Tournament

We are so excited about this years CHARLIE GRAY 2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT and you should be too! 

Join us on the perfect Friday afternoon, September 24, 2021 with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m at the gorgeous and championship links Santa Ana Golf Course (featured in Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and the New York Times; "The New York Times" calls Santa Ana "one of America's three best true links-style golf courses.") where fresh greens will be plentiful!  We can't wait to see you there!

Visit our website at to find out all the details and register!  Lunch AND Dinner are provided, prizes for EVERYONE, and refreshments galore, just like we have EVERY YEAR!  We love to support our local community, and after the past year (and a half) like we've all had, isn't it time we get together to celebrate life! 

Please come support the Greater Albuquerque Hotel & Lodging Association and this excellent event benefiting CNM and NMSU Culinary Student Scholarships. 

Register before we sell out!

Can't join us for the game? You can still sponsor or donate by checking out our online store to purchase your Hole Sponsorships, Donations, and GAHLA Memberships! 

The annual Greater Albuquerque Hotel and Lodging Association golf tournament was set up to fund a scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in the Culinary Arts or Hospitality and Tourism Program. These are students attending New Mexico Community College or New Mexico State University. It is the intent of GAIA to assist these students studying for the hospitality industry. The annual golf event attracts about 120 golfers each year to the Santa Ana Golf Club for a day of fun, great food and prizes. This tournament is a fun event for the golf duffer who plays once a year or the every weekend golfer who dreams of being a professional.

Hospitality Games

Albuquerque’s hospitality industry recognizes our employees through the “Hospitality Games”. These games assemble members of the industry in friendly competition in a variety of industry-related games. Some of these games include Shaken Not Stirred, Commode Toss, Traveling Luggage and Table Top Tango.

It is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the hourly employees that do so much in hotels and restaurants to make sure visitors are accommodated and treated well. This is very hard work and goes unnoticed sometimes.

The games raise scholarship money for students at New Mexico State University and Central New Mexico Community College who are interested in hospitality-related careers. The annual games are held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in June of each year. Watch our newsletter for scheduling.

Sponsors have included Pepsi, Dave & Busters, Sysco Foods, Visit ABQ, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Heads Up Landscaping, Achievement Gallery, The Albuquerque Convention Center, and The New Mexico Rail Runner.  We appreciate this great industry support.  

Thanks to our chairwoman Joani Jones and committee!