Friday, February 3, 2012

Black Jack's Crossing at the Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa Reaps Praise

Lanny Wadkins latest signature course, Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas is reaping praise from veteran golf travel writers after its October opening.

"This is easily the most spectacular new course I've seen in the last two years," said Golf Channel and World Golf Senior Writer Mike Bailey. "It's amazing what they have done here. It's simply breathtaking and exhilarating."

"There is no course like this in Texas and no place like this in Texas with the incredible Big Bend secrecy and great golf challenges," said course architect Lanny Wadkins, a Dallas resident, who hosted a recent preview at the historic facility where bandits like Mexican Pancho Villa and U.S. Generals like John (Black Jack) Pershing once roamed.

After a disastrous flood wiped out an earlier course three years ago, Wadkins was hired by the new resort owner to produce a new top level layout which is now open and appealing to resort guests as the ultimate Big Bend Experience.

Veteran Director of Golf Operations Ruffin Moore reported steady traffic and plenty of positive feedback since the course was opened to full guest and outside play in early October. The mild, fall Big Bend weather has produced excellent golfing conditions.

Golf Hall of Famer Wadkins originally began Black Jack's Crossing two years ago with several holes routed into the mountains and out of the flood plain, taking advantage of the dramatic 200-foot drops from tee to fairways, incredible backdrops and premium course conditions with paspalum grass fairways and greens.

"It's a truly unique golfing experience, one like I have never seen here before," said Texas Links Senior Writer Pat Wheeler, who recently visited the course and resort.

"I've never been here before, but it's just worth the trip to see the course and facilities," added Texas Golfer and CyberGolf writer Steve Habel.

Golfers will also receive a discounted rate to stay at the luxurious Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa, including getting a third night free after purchasing the first two or getting a $100 resort credit for staying two nights. They can partake of the great dining at the resort, along with the lively atmosphere of the Thirsty Goat Saloon, the Agave Spa, 5-Stand Shooting, Equestrian Facilities and majestic Big Bend views.

"The course and the area is just amazing," said Where to Play Golf Radio Co-Host and Airline magazine writer Tim Bona.

To take advantage of what these travel veterans and others, including former president George W. Bush have discovered, call 1-877-Lajitas to book your tee time and room stay. You can also get more information on the new course by going to

About Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa
The Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa was designed as a destination for a variety of unique and unforgettable events; including corporate retreats, group meetings, incentive trips, and weddings. Exceptional event space incorporating 6,000 square feet indoors and 15,000 square feet outdoors, Lajitas Resort offers flexibility to create an incredible event designed specifically with your group in mind.

Our unique destination; combined with exquisite amenities, first class service, luxurious accommodations, and a full range of activities designed for all interest levels, creates an unsurpassed, memorable experience for you and your guests. We hope you will allow the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa the opportunity to host your next event among the Big Bend, one of the most stunning natural landscapes in the United States.

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