Black Jack's Crossing GC at LajitasBlack Jack's Crossing at Lajitas

Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
100 Main St
Lajitas, Texas 79852

Phone(s): (877) 525-4827, (432) 424-5080
Fax: (432) 424-5001

Located within 22,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert at the foothills of the Chisos Mountains and next to Big Bend National Park, the new Black Jack's Crossing Course at Lajitas is a golf oasis in a barren land of nothingness. Designed by Lanny Wadkins, this par 72, 7,400-yard championship course is breathtaking, set out against the backdrop of one of the last untouched, unique landscapes in North America.

The course, which opened in September of 2011, is actually on a different site than the one that preceded it. The old course, which was destroyed by a flood in 2008, wasn't built on the mountainsides. This new course has elevated tees, winding holes, plenty of bunkers and beautiful paspalum greens and fairways.

Although some of the shots appear intimidating, Wadkins created generous fairways so there's plenty of room to drive the ball, but not impossible to find the desert. The par 3s are particularly strong with each of them different.

Getting there: If you're flying commercial, your best bet is to land in Midland, Texas, rent a car, and then drive four hours south to Lajitas, which is just outside of Terlingua.

Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
5 stars out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
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A sunny day view of a hole from Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas.A view of green from Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course at LajitasA view from tee from Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course at Lajitas

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Lanny Wadkins, Paul Cowley
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private/Resort
  • Year opened: 2012
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $135 - $195
  • Weekends: $135 - $195

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Rose (W) 72 5442 133 70.6
Black 72 7413 131 74.3
Maroon 72 6858 126 71.9
Gold 72 6111 120 68.6
Gold (W) 72 6111 139 74.2
Rose 72 5442 108 65.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Mitchell Putz
    on August 08th, 2020 13:54
    My friends and I flew in and besides the heat, the course and staff are top notch. The course is as nice as they come. Well maintained and managed, Pro shop is interesting and all our expectations were exceeded. The hotel was very comfortable and the restaurant was 4 stars in food and wine selection. The only problem I had was with the airport. Strong winds came up and they left my plane (C421) in a very bad position but that wasn't the resorts fault. We will be returning in the fall to play again, and again.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by Slimbo Poone
    on June 25th, 2018 06:44
    Absolutely stunning course, incredibly fun to play, the most exciting part three in the world, and smacking balls over the Rio Grande. Make sure you get here at least once, it's well worth the long trip to make it there.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by David
    on February 21st, 2017 18:15
    The previous submission was an error of course. An ad came up and took over my ipad as I was trying to submit a review....Argh !

    As someone else said previously, this course is a must see/must play. Bring your camera !!! It is spectacular.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by Kathy
    on June 18th, 2016 14:52
    We love this course from the moment we are greeted by the staff until we leave. The most beautiful course I have ever played. A wonderful staff. Fun course. Beautiful scenery.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by Petra
    on March 25th, 2015 19:26
    Absolutely breathtaking! As we went to each hole the scenery became more and more beautiful! You just cannot imagine this awesome place. There is no way to tell just by driving up what you will experience. Even after 9 holes... It just goes of to unbelievable gets even better!! There are no photos that can do justice! I am not kidding! The feeling you get is that of amazement for this miraculous place. I am in complete awe of the incredible work and designing of this place. You can tell that someone truly loved this part of the world to take on this labor in the desert. It has now become my favorite place!!!
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by D. Hart
    on December 01st, 2014 13:07
    As fine a golf course as you are likely to play in Texas. There are no more scenic views from tee box or greens than any course you are likely to play. A MUST do for any golfer's bucket list.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by jordan
    on March 02nd, 2013 12:01
    Wonderul and unique golf course together with a very friendly staff! hard to beat,well worth the trouble to get there.
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by fred
    on May 02nd, 2012 21:11
    Best Course Ever!!!!!!!!!
  • Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas
    5 stars out of 5
    by WPaul
    on December 20th, 2011 11:50
    Breathtaking views, dramatic elevation changes, great conditions – lead to intimidating shots. Got to hit a ball into Mexico. Hope to make it back some day to improve on my scores.
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