"Southwest architecture of the highest order. Four Stars (out of 5)" - Golf Digest

"Top 10 You Can Play - One of the finest public-access courses" - Golf Magazine

"One of the most spectacular courses anywhere" - Links Magazine

"Each hole could have easily been a signature hole" - WorldGolf.com

Golf Course Layout

Black Mesa Golf Club on the beautiful Santa Clara Pueblo was created utilizing the natural terrain, not bulldozers. This is what leads to the unique and beautiful layout of the course.

The environment at Black Mesa is pure, absent of any man-made distractions. As you enter the site, your first glimpse of the course gives you a taste of this vast, dramatic property.

Designed by architect Baxter Spann, Black Mesa has a wild Irish links look to it, particularly in the spring after a wet winter when the native grasses are leafy and blowing in the breeze.

The course plays through dramatic sandstone ridges with Black Mesa visible from several locations. Each hole features characteristics that make them both strategic and memorable in its own unique way. The layout showcases distinctive bunkering, native arroyos as hazards, and green contouring in keeping with the scale of the natural landforms.

A great course tests both the mind and the body, and this statement holds true for Black Mesa. From the first tee shot, you realize that mental strategy is essential, while the course's expansive fairways and greens allow it to be played more easily than it appears.

"I have been designing courses for more than 25 years," said Spann. "More than any other project, I eagerly anticipated every trip I made to this course, always knowing I would find something new to experience. I hope that golfers will feel the same way about Black Mesa."

Club Info

Season   Open year round weather permitting
Peak Season   May to October
Pro Shop Hours   Dawn to Dusk
Pro Shop Phone   505-747-8946
Earliest Tee Time   7:00 AM
Advance Tee Times   Up to two weeks online and more than two weeks by phone
Dress Code   No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Spikes   Soft Spikes Only
Fivesomes   Not Allowed
Walking Allowed   Yes
Carts   All equipped with GPS, course advice and pro shop support
Practice Facilities   Driving Range, short-game practice area and two putting greens
Credit Cards   Visa, Master Card and American Express
Map & Directions   Click Here

Course Info

Year Opened   2003
Architect   Baxter Spann of Finger Dye Spann
Principal   Eddie Peck
Director of Golf   Tom Velarde
Superintendent   Pat Brockwell
Elevation   5,400 feet
Greens   Bent Grass
Fairways   Bluegrass
Greens   Aerated May and September