Conservation Efforts

“Conservation is humanity caring for the future.”

– Nancy Newhall

Looking After Every Drop

As a nationally-recognized country club, Rainmakers stands out for its deep reverence for the natural environment and the site’s rich Native American history. Our commitment to sustainability is evident in every aspect of our community, from our innovative, energy-saving construction to our cutting-edge soil technology and water conservation efforts.

We believe in setting an example for other communities to follow, and we’re proud to showcase our environmentally proactive and responsible approach to development. Some of the highlights of our comprehensive program include:

Wildlife Habitat

At Rainmakers, our golf course winds its way through 135 acres of protected wildlife habitat and conservation area, providing a unique and beautiful setting for golfers and owners alike. As you play through the course, you’ll have the chance to spot a variety of native species, including sedentary and migratory fowl, elk, deer, and more.

We take pride in the fact that these species are a vital part of life on our course and are committed to preserving their natural habitat. In addition to the golf course, Rainmakers also offers a Usage Agreement for 1,280 acres of land set aside for our owners and guests to enjoy hiking and mountain bike riding.

As a member of our elite country club, you’ll have access to these incredible amenities and be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds us at Rainmakers.

Native Vegetation

At Rainmakers, we understand that the natural beauty of our surroundings is an integral part of what makes our golf course so special. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to design the course in a way that’s both visually stunning and environmentally conscious.

Our agronomic experts have carefully selected the perfect blend of New Mexico State-approved fescue and native grasses to provide a well-manicured playing surface that’s both water-conscious and consistently beautiful. And with Penn Cross bent grass on our putting greens, you can be sure that your ball will roll smoothly and true.

To complement the course’s natural beauty, we’ve incorporated a variety of plant and tree materials, including pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pines, as well as indigenous softwoods that thrive in the area. And our landscape architecture features a wide array of native plants, flowers, and grasses, ensuring that the area surrounding the course supports the unique Southwestern ecosystem.

At Rainmakers, we take pride in our commitment to conservation and have taken extraordinary measures to preserve our natural resources. So whether you’re enjoying a round of golf or simply taking in the stunning scenery, you can rest assured that you’re doing so in an environmentally responsible way.

On-site Weather Station

To ensure that water resources are continuously monitored, Rainmakers will rely on a technically-advanced weather station on the golf course, providing real time measurement of:

  •  Recent precipitation

  •  Air temperature

  •  Wind velocity

  •  Relative humidity

  •  Solar radiation levels

  •  Evap-transportation rate

These measurements are digitally processed and are used to ensure that plants and grasses are watered based on need rather than guesswork.

State-of-the-Art Water Management

Our water management system includes the following 2 elements:

Smart Sprinkler Heads

At Rainmakers, we use cutting-edge technology to optimize our water usage on the golf course. Our sprinkler system is digitally connected to a local weather station that constantly monitors real-time weather conditions to ensure that our system is perfectly calibrated to the environment. This allows us to reduce or suspend sprinkler activity during periods of rainfall or high humidity, ensuring that our water usage is always as efficient and environmentally responsible as possible.

Additionally, the precise control of each sprinkler head’s arc and angle ensures that water is directed exactly where it’s needed most, promoting healthy turf growth and creating an unparalleled, nationally-recognized golfing experience.

Pioneering Polymers

Rainmakers has implemented an innovative and environmentally friendly technology that keeps the golf course green while using less water. The technology involves infusing polymers into the topsoil, which swell with moisture, resulting in a reduction of the soil temperature at the roots by 10-12°F. As a result, the plants consume less water and remain green even during the hottest months. The polymers used in this technology are 100% safe for the environment, humans and animals. By keeping the soil moist and healthy, Rainmakers has reduced its annual water consumption on the course by an impressive 20%.

Residential Water Conservation

In addition to aggressive water management practices, residential areas conserve water using a variety of techniques:

Rootwater Irrigation

All plants use a highly efficient slow-drip rootwater watering system. Delivering water directly to the roots means that there is essentially no evaporative loss so that plants stay healthier and greener. 

Water Harvesting

Rainmakers’ residences feature rain catchment systems, which are integral to our sustainability efforts. At The Pueblos Townhomes, the rainwater harvesting program is specifically designed to provide at least 25% of the water needed for irrigation. This system is recognized as a Best Management Practice and has contributed to our achievement of LEED certification, a prestigious program established by the United States Green Building Council.