Black Jack’s Crossing at Lajitas Resort

72 Clay Henry Blvd,

Lajitas, Texas 79852

  • Office

    +1 (432) 424 5000
  • Pro shop

    +1 (432) 424 5080
  • Golf pro

    Greg Smith (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Riverside (Rio Grande) and rugged desert terrain, hills and mountains.

  • Designer:

    Original layout redesigned by Lanny Wadkins & Paul Cowley (2011)
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7413
6111
5442
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

29.261280

Longitude:

-103.776276

How to get there:

50 mi SE of Presidio / 290 mi SE of El Paso.

Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2011

Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas Resort (formerly called the "Ambush at Lajitas") is a well-rated and scenically testing layout. This desert-style course, abutting Big Bend National Park, should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy.

After the “Ambush at Lajitas” was destroyed by floods, designer Lanny Wadkins envisioned a completely new layout, integrated into the wild, rugged beauty of the Texas Badlands. The resulting layout plays through the Rio Grande River plateau, presenting stunning views of the Big Bend Mountains. The course winds through hills and rock canyons, over cliffs, high-plains desert and across dry washes. Golfers are challenged with elevated tees, sloping lies, and many strategically located bunkers.

One to include on your play list if you are in the area. But take note, this is “ride ’em, cowboy!” golf, with little if any use in trying to walk, given the heat, dryness and elevation. At this Stay&Play venue, the on-site accommodations are located close to the golf facilities.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance for the limited number of tee-times available to outside visitors.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $129 (all days). Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The golf course is named after General John “Black Jack” Pershing, who lead the 8th US Calvary across the Rio Grande near Lajitas while chasing Pancho Villa in 1916. | The Pro Shop at Black Jack’s Crossing is located in the historic Lajitas Trading Post, which was built in 1899 and also houses the longhorn museum.

Where2Stay

  • Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

    100 Main St, Lajitas, TX 79852.

    +1 (432) 424 5000

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    Lajitas Resort is famous for its solitude, natural beauty and rugged desert environment. The resort’s western-style accommodations are complemented by a championship golf course, spa, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. With breathtaking sunsets, savory cuisine and abundant activities to suit all ages, it’s easy to see why guests choose this resort, where Comanche Indians and Pancho Villa once roamed.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Black Jack's Crossing

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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