Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas Resort Est. 2011

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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 accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Black Jack’s Crossing at Lajitas Resort
72 Clay Henry Blvd,
Lajitas, Texas 79852
USA
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Office   +1 (432) 424 5000
Pro Shop   +1 (432) 424 5080
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.blackjackscrossing.com
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Golf Pro
 
Greg Smith (Director of Golf)
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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)
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7413 6111 5442
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $129 (all days). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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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.
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Other Information
Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (29.261280)
Longitude: (-103.776276)
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Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa 
100 Main St, Lajitas, TX 79852.
+1 (432) 424 5000
www.lajitasgolfresort.com

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.

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