Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa

Lajitas Golf Resort and SpaAnyone who’s driven across Texas can tell you two things about the ride: It’s far, and it’s flat. Indeed, you could start a rumor that the highest “natural” elevation in the State is the pitcher’s mound at a high school baseball field in Odessa, and most people would believe it. Most people, that is, who’ve never been to the Big Bend area in remote Southwest Texas, named for the vast curve in the Rio Grande River adjacent to the Mexican border. It is an extraordinarily beautiful region with a fascinating history, and the home of the renowned Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa.

Enveloped by more than 1 million acres of public land, the Lajitas Resort is nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park and features the Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course, a 7,413-yard Lanny Wadkins Signature design that has been receiving rave reviews across Texas and throughout the Southwest.

This semi-private, stunningly unique 18-hole championship golf course has challenging fairways set against a rugged backdrop. It’s a Big Course worthy of the Big Bend, with seven breathtaking mountain holes and one spectacular desert mountain vista after another. “Some of these tee shots, you just go, ‘Wow!’” said course designer Wadkins, former CBS golf commentator, PGA Tour Star and recent Hall of Fame inductee. “On hole number four, it’s ‘Holy smokes.’ Then five is better than four and six is better than five, and it just going.”

The course is named after U.S. Army General “Black Jack” Pershing, who pursued Pancho Villa across the Rio Grande, and the old Lajitas Trading Post (circa 1800s) has been re-purposed into the Golf Shop and Longhorn Museum. The course is a true work of art, combining the historical features of the land with the stunning setting amidst the National and State parks.

The facility features a 500-yard driving range with 25 practice stations a 5,000-square foot-putting green, a short game practice facility, rental clubs, and a state-ofthe-art GPS equipped golf cart system.

Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

The Lajitas Resort offers a variety of guest rooms to accommodate your personal preference, which are beautifully and uniquely appointed to complement the historic character of their Big Bend setting. Each accommodation is individually designed -- no two rooms are alike -- and combine cozy chambers with Victorian sensibilities, hacienda hideaways with decidedly Spanish accents, and rough-hewn furnishings with a cowboy flair.

Dining at the Lajitas Resort is as distinctive as the picturesque setting. The signature dishes created by the Executive Chef offer an innovative approach to traditional southwestern cuisine. Gourmet West Texas fare is prepared using fresh ingredients that celebrate the native flavors of the region, including green chiles, prickly pear, wild game, and prime beef aged on-site.

Join in the virtually unlimited activities such as a Wild West adventure, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, Jeep and ATV riding, and dove hunting at the resort’s one-of-a-kind Hunt Club. Or set aside a day of quiet refl ection at the Agave Spa to restore a sense of well-being and balance, relieving stress and rejuvenating your body.

Black Jack’s CrossingLajitas Golf Resort and Spa is offering the Black Jack’s Crossing 2011 Grand Opening Package, which includes luxury accommodations, one complimentary round of golf per day including cart, welcome cocktail at the Thirsty Goat Saloon, and unlimited use of the practice facilities. Packages start at $129 per person, per night based on double occupancy, and $199 per night single occupancy with a minimum two-night stay. The Grand Opening Package is available from October 1 - January 2, 2012, and some restrictions apply.

For more information visit www.lajitasgolfresort.com or call (432) 424-5000.

 

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