Ruidoso, New Mexico: Putting Green Grave

The grave of Richard "Ruff" Jones is a functioning putting green, complete with putter and an urn of golf balls.
1064 Billy the Kid Trail, Ruidoso, NM
In Forest Lawn Cemetery (which is not large), on the southbound side of Hwy 48, just south of the stoplight at Sierra Blanca Drive. The grave is far back in the left-center.
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Putting Green Grave

This grave does in fact exist. I was there at the end of January 2020 and putted a few. Not your average miniature golf layout! Darn sure a photo-op like no other.

[Some One, 06/01/2020]
Putting Green Grave

Not sure this exists anymore. Drove through the (small) graveyard and saw no grave that resembled a putting green.

[Gorvin, 08/18/2019]

Richard "Ruff" Jones died in 2004, and the putting green was still there -- and looking pretty good -- in 2017. Jones also had a set of crossed golf clubs engraved on his tombstone.

Golf green grave.

Putting Green Grave

The grave of Richard "Ruff" Jones in Ruidoso is a functioning putting green. There's a putter laying on the grave that is not anchored, and the urn next to the headstone is full of golf balls.

[John Grabarczyk, 10/04/2017]

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