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Black Mesa Golf Club

115 State Road 399, NM 87532
+1 505-747-8946
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Great Condition, Great Views

I golfed here for the first time recently. Apparently there had been some issues with water and the... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2017
lawrence b
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe Golf Trip

Very disappointed with the condition of this course. We have played here before and it was in much... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Tupper Lake, New York
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Black Mesa is a high-desert links style layout that weaves its way around and over sandstone foothills on the Santa Clara Pueblo located thirty minutes north of Santa Fe. Designed by Baxter Spann, the course opened in 2003 to numerous accolades including "Best New Affordable Course" by Golf Digest and one of the" Top Ten Courses You Can Play" that debuted that year by GOLF Magazine. Since then, Black Mesa has been continually cited in the media for its challenging play for golfers of all skill levels, stunning panoramic views and exceptional value. The course has been rated in the various industry Top 100 lists since it opened. and was recently named one of the "Ten Most Spectacular Courses in the World" by LINKS Magazine.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible14%
Nov 30, 2017
“Great Condition, Great Views”
Oct 6, 2017
“Santa Fe Golf Trip”
115 State Road 399, NM 87532

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

I golfed here for the first time recently. Apparently there had been some issues with water and the condition of the greens and fairways, but they've CLEARLY been resolved. The course was in excellent condition, and the views cannot be beaten. Another bonus is that...More

Thank lawrence b
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with the condition of this course. We have played here before and it was in much better shape. The traps were in a state of disrepair, the greens had not been mowed and due to some rain the night before we could only...More

Thank bellevue71
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

They had just punched and sanded the greens so I can't review them but they looked nice. This is a target golf course with NO directions on where to hit the ball! From the forward tees you might get a peek where you are going...More

Thank Mbluffton
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Read about the troubles the course had a few months ago and wanted to update.Just played here this past weekend and the tees and greens are in great shape. The fairways 95%. Bunkers are still not good. This is a fantastic golf course- I think...More

Thank makeitbetterguy
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been playing Black Mesa for 8 years. The course had water issues 2 or 3 years ago and just about lost all of the fairways and greens. That was the low point. Now the course in regaining the class that got it on...More

Thank footsey
Reviewed September 15, 2016

I met a friend in Santa Fe and we played round at several local courses. Having lived in the area previuosly, I was really looking forward to Black Mesa, one of my favorite tracks. Unfortunately, the course is in dire operational and finanical shape. Play...More

Thank traveler4240
Reviewed September 5, 2016

As of September 2016 the course is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to maintenance problems leading to low demand. Spectacular setting and skillful design now crippled due to problems with accessing water from the nearby Rio Grande. The golf professional Tom Velarde is a...More

1  Thank Roadrunner7431
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Black Mesa offered an excellent challenge and took me out of the norm as far as golf is concerned. I had a great time and felt that the greens were very challenging as well as hitting the fairways. For those of you who like technical...More

Thank sim10p2
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Black Mesa has a well-deserved reputation for being a tough golf course. It is indeed tough. Fairways bend and swoop in unexpected ways, narrowing tightly for players who want to lay up. The greens are exceedingly well protected by traps and gullies. Also, ridges and...More

1  Thank Larry B
tom v, General Manager at Black Mesa Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2016

We do so thank you for your review of the golf course. We are also glad you were understanding to the situation that the severe rain and washout caused. Black Mesa has been working very hard to remove the deposited material but we have over...More

Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Just played Black Mesa, it's in bad shape. Greens and tee boxes were adequate, but fairways were bare of grass with numerous spots of dirt. Bunkers had no sand, we're basically hard packed dirt.More

1  Thank danelock
tom v, Manager at Black Mesa Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2016

Sorry you thought the course fairways were bare of grass. It should be noted that we had three inches of rain in an hour and being a high desert had some wash out happen. We are striving to have a true links course play fast...More

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