Friday, March 1, 2013

IGM maintained Black Jack’s Crossing at Lajitas Resort named top 7 new courses in the world

The Lanny Wadkins’ design according to Golfweek’s Brad Klein, was one of the layouts that made a difference in Golf Course Architecture in 2012. Carved out of the desert directly above the historical spot where U.S. Army General ‘Black Jack’ Pershing would repeatedly cross the Rio Grande in pursuit of Pancho Villa during the early 1900s, Lajitas’ stunningly unique Black Jack’s Crossing golf course has picturesque tee shots and magnificent views. With minimal bunkering and multi-level green complexes, the layout is very memorable and truly a work of art.
Recently referred to as the "Best Golf Resort in Texas," the course is 100% ‘Platinum’ Paspalum from tee through the green – a turfgrass specifically adaptive to salt affected sites. Greg Plotner of IGM states, "the isolated location of Lajitas alone has tested our management ability. It reminds us of our experience in the Caribbean and on different islands. We are forced to be creative and resourceful. We are very proud of what Michael Hummel, GCS and our team has been able to accomplish on such a magnificent piece of property."
IGM has helped the resort complete numerous projects such as: completing the grow-in, implementing the use fertigation and adding to the drainage and irrigation systems. The resort and course are a must see!