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Address: 115 State Road 399, NM 87532
Phone Number: 505 747-8946
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Black Mesa is a high-desert links style layout that weaves its way around...

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.

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Tough and Beautiful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Larry B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 courses this one is for you!!! Also...can't beat the great scenery, absolutely unique!!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars 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 swells abound on the greens. Finally, don't hit in the rough! Balls more than a... More 

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tom v, General Manager at Black Mesa Golf Club, responded to this review

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 300 acres that were all effected and the process is quite tedious. Please come out... More 

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2 of 5 stars 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.

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tom v, Manager at Black Mesa Golf Club, responded to this review

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 and firm Black Mesa will never be a parkland course. If you want a challenge... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I was going to title this " Come for the rattlesnakes- stay for the golf" but then people would think I was writing a negative review. Instead, I want to indicate this is one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses I have ever played. I read the bad reviews and all I can say is grow up. This... More 

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tom v, General Manager at Black Mesa Golf Club, responded to this review

We thank you for your review, the staff at Black Mesa has worked on improving the product and service. We also thank you for giving us a chance to show that change is happening. We look forward to your next visit and welcome suggestions and comments as we strive to improve product and service. More 

Savannah, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Have not played Black Mesa in a couple of years! But it's always been one of our (2 couples) favorite courses in New Mexico. We got the opportunity to play it on May 3rd during our annual New Mexico trip, and were pleased to find the "New Mexico Monster" back in very good shape! Greens were slow (only real negative),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I just played Black Mesa today with a group of friends. I love this golf course! It is one of the most scenic courses I have played. For this early in the season, the condition 's were very good. The greens were punched 2 weeks ago and have healed well, but they have not yet lowered their mowers to summer... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This course is not for someone who wants trees, lakes and traditional golf. It is for the adventurous golfer who wants a unique, memorable golf experience on a links-like course. The course rolls up and down a cluster of dune-like hills with hardly a tree in site. The architect made use of the natural terrain with minimal movement of dirt... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Look past all the historical concerns about course conditions. I played on Nov 2 and fairways and greens were excellent...only issue still to be fixed are some of the bunkers. This is a totally unique golf experience: spectacular views; unique hole design and a challenge to play! And at $43 it was a steal for this level of golf. The... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Not sure what these other reviews are about. We played here October 2015 twice. First time they had just aerated the greens and sanded so they were slow and bumpy but our return trip this week they had filled in and were in excellent shape. Love greens that are soft and will hold your ball (provided you hit the green... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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153 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Its a shame that this beautiful golf course is in such terrible shape. The fairways are awful and the greens are almost unplayable.

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