Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 2
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 2
The second hole on the Black Jack's Crossing golf course at Lajitas Golf Resort is a par 3. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - clubhouse
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - clubhouse
The clubhouse building at Lajitas Golf Resort is a historic site, complete with bullet holes in its walls a century old. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Yates Longhorn Museum
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Yates Longhorn Museum
Be sure to stop in and check out the Yates Longhorn Museum when checking in at the pro shop of Lajitas Golf Resort. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 14
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 14
Black Jack's Crossing's spectacular 14th hole plays downhill and overlooks the Rio Grande. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - 18th
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - 18th
Adobe ruins sit to the left of the 18th green on the Black Jack's Crossing golf course at Lajitas Golf Resort. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 3
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 3
Black Jack's Crossing's third hole is a par 4 that plays uphill and around a large collection pond. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 4
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 4
Black Jack's Crossing's par-5 fourth hole has one of many elevated tee boxes that offer great views in all directions. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Lajitas peak
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Lajitas peak
Lajitas" means "little flat rocks" and is named after the high peak visible from most spots of the golf course. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 5
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 5
Black Jack's Crossing's fifth hole is a short but penal par 3 played over desert and a large bunker. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 6
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 6
Hot springs run down along side the green on the par-4 sixth hole on the Black Jack's Crossing Course at Lajitas Golf Resort in Texas. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Take a tour of Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Lajitas
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Take a tour of Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - Lajitas
Lajitas peak is in view from many parts of the Black Jack's Crossing golf course. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 11
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 11
Black Jack's Crossing's 11th hole heads uphill. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 13
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 13
Black Jack's Crossing's par-3 13th hole is short and severely downhill. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 14
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Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort - no. 14
From Black Jack's Crossing's 14th tee you can see the Rio Grande and Mexico behind the green. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Lajitas Golf Resort - private runway
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Lajitas Golf Resort - private runway
VIPs can access Lajitas Golf Resort courtesy of a private runway minutes from the resort. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Lajitas Golf Resort - practice area
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Lajitas Golf Resort - practice area
Lajitas Golf Resort has a fantastic, large practice green and driving range. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Lajitas Golf Resort
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Lajitas Golf Resort
Furnishings at Lajitas Golf Resort are Old West inspired, including spoke chairs and pistol light-fixtures. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor

Take a tour of remarkable Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort

LAJITAS, Tex. -- Bordered by Big Bend National and State Parks in remote western Texas, Black Jack's Crossing at Lajitas Golf Resort is quite simply one of the most remarkable and impressive golf courses in Texas . While Lajitas has been a golf resort for a number of years, the original course, the Ambush at Lajitas, was destroyed following a flood in 2008. New ownership built a brand new course, designed by Lanny Wadkins, that plays on higher ground overlooking the Rio Grande.

At an elevation of about 2,200 feet, the new course is wall-to-wall paspalum turf, installed to help cope with the extreme conditions of the desert. There are numerous elevated tees, the most remarkable of which are the par-5 eighth hole, which plays from high up, as well as the par-4 14th which overlooks the Rio Grande. In addition to 18 holes, the resort has a large driving range and practice green.

Bordering the national and state parks, Lajitas was transformed from a trading post back in the early 1900s, where General John "Black Jack" Pershing and Pancho Villa battled, into a remote resort with 100 guest rooms and a small village with a collection of shops and restaurants. The bar, the "Thirsty Goat," was named after Lajitas' famous beer-drinking goat, Clay Henry, who was elected mayor of the town.

Other outdoor activities at Lajitas Golf Resort are limitless, including a gun range, horseback riding, tours down the Rio Grande and much more.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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