Alto Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association (AL9GA)

The Alto Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association would like to welcome all the ladies of the Alto Golf and Country Club to join the AL9GA. Our objective is to have fun while learning more about the game of golf.

Betsey Massey is credited for initially recognizing the needs of a group of women at Alto Lakes who were interested in playing 9 rather than 18 holes of golf due to time constraints, skill level or physical limitations. Betsey inspired Norma Hendon and Marvel McKinley to formally establish the Alto Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association in 2001 by adapting by-laws and standing rules. Norma became the first president and Marvel organized the play days. The rapid growth of the Alto Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association endorsed the wisdom and vision of these three ladies, and the AL9GA quickly became a sanctioned entity in the Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club community.

Golf Tournament Portal

AL9GA Membership Application

Total 2023 dues are $86.88, which are Club Dues of $50.00 and GHIN handicap fee of $36.88 ($35 plus tax). Dues and handicap fees will be billed to your Alto Member account upon joining and ongoing annually on your December ALGCC bill, based on the current rates.

By filling out the application below you are authorizing Alto Accounts Receivable to bill your Alto member account now and annually each December 31st (ongoing auto renewals until you notify us of your cancellation of membership). No refunds of dues will be given after February 28th annually.

Fill out the online membership application below, or if you prefer you can download the pdf version, fill it out, and deliver it to the Alto Admin Office. Application must be processed by the Business Office by noon on Friday to be eligible to play the following Monday. Mail to: AL9GA, PO Box 168, Alto, NM 88312-0168.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or email Pat Parker, at

Check if you are a member of ALGA and pay GHIN fee through that membership

Tournament/Event Schedules

AL9GA 2023 Playday Schedule

Member List

AL9GA Membership List

2023 Handbook

AL9GA 2023 Handbook


Niner News

Meeting Minutes

  • Contact Association Secretary for minutes (contact information below)

Board of Directors


Cindy Delay




Susan Holmes


Vice President


Diane Graham




Pat Parker




Amy Fox


Past President

Standing Committee Chairs


Dianna Gibson


Play Day Chair & Handicap Committee


Brittney Allen


Assistant Play Day Chair


Joy HIll




Sandy Barron


New Member Liaison


Deb Wight




Sharon Hileman




Gail Acker


Momma Zia


Janis Harkins


Member At Large


Leslie Wall & Carla Gotcher


Snow Capper


D. Gibson, D. Mergele, & G. Heathington


Sleeping Bear

Golf Shop Advisors

Kirk Taylor
John Rogers

May 01, 2023

May 2023

Hello, AL9GA Golfers:
May 1st is our first play-day for the golf season.  By the time you read this, our first play day will have already started.  We look forward to seeing everyone and meeting all our new members.  Please remember to bring $1 to play, and check-in starts between 8:15-8:30. We will tee off at 9:00 am.  Please sign up ahead of time through the Golf Genius app, the tournament portal located on our web page or, call the Golf Shop. 

Click the link for the full AL9GA May 2023 article.

April 01, 2023

April 2023

Happy April, everyone!

Spring is here…Yay!  Everything will soon be greening up and hopefully you all will be getting in more golf.

The AL9GA board did not meet in March, but there was lots of work going on behind the scenes.  Dianna Gibson, our Play Day Chair (one of her many hats), has gotten all our Play Days lined out and on the Club calendar.  You can go the Club website, click on Associations, click on AL9GA and you will see the 2023 Play Day calendar, all of our summer socials, and our two tournaments – Sleeping Bear and Mama Zia. 

Click the link to read the full April 2023 AL9GA article.

March 01, 2023

March 2023

I hope your winter is going well.  It is always at this time of the year I start looking forward to Spring.  Looking at the Alto weather, I’m sure those who live here full-time are ready for warmer weather.
Not much to report as our activity is low.  The board did meet on Feb 7th to make a few decisions for the upcoming golf year.  The board will not meet in March, but we start back monthly meetings in April.

Click the link to view the full AL9GA March 2023 article.

February 01, 2023

February 2023

I hope you are staying warm in this chilly environment.  The season change is good, but looking forward to warmer golfing weather.
The AL9GA board has been working hard on our 2023 budget, the 2023 playday schedule, and getting the survey ready for you to click and link to from the club association page.  Thank you to Dianna Gibson, who is working hard at getting the online links from our club page.  Also, thank you to Caleb in the club office for helping update our webpage.

Click the link for the full February 2023 AL9GA article

January 01, 2023

January 2023

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy 2023 New Year!

I feel blessed to be a part of such a great group of ladies and am looking forward to our upcoming 2023 golf season.

Your AL9GA board met on December 6th to discuss the 2023 budget.  Pat Parker, our treasurer, is finalizing the budget and will present it at our next board meeting on Jan 3, 2023. The board has worked very hard in thinking through plans for this golf season with our budget in mind.  We will post our budget, after it has been approved by the board, for your information.

Read on for the full AL9GA January 2023 article.

December 01, 2022

December 2022

As we go into this holiday season, I just want to say how thankful I am for you all.  Each of you played a part in making this year great, fun, and productive.  

Click "Read More" for the full AL9GA December article.