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Immensely fun round of golf

Green fees were reasonable with available tee times. Course in good shape but there are a few... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Roger H
Pine, United States
Black Mesa is back

Just spent an enjoyable few hours playing this course, which I have loved for years but had almost... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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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...more
115 State Road 399, Espanola, NM 87532-3169
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Being from Illinois, I guess I'm easily impressed by interesting topography, but this place is off the charts. I think fifteen of the 18 holes lack any evidence of civilization other than the green grass. Snow peaked mountains in the distance, fall colors, steep cliffs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Green fees were reasonable with available tee times. Course in good shape but there are a few moles burrowing in places. Course is tough but very rewarding. The staff is extremely nice and very helpful. This course is a MUST play if you love golf.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roger H
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I played here six months ago and it was fine, but I played today and it was wonderful! Green fairways, incredibly scenic views, and the greens are huge and undulating. Tom and Laurie in the Pro-shop are kind and accommodating. You will not regret making...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Black Mesa is in terrific condition with challenging undulations and tiered greens. What a picturesque setting surrounded by views of the Mesa. We spent four days in Santa Fe with another couple and played three days of golf. By far Black Mesa was our favorite....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mccjj
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Just spent an enjoyable few hours playing this course, which I have loved for years but had almost written off because of poor maintenance three years ago. Changes in some bunkers and fringe areas make the course more player-friendly. Fairways are excellent and the greens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dougkaywatson
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I have played Black Meas for years, but stopped playing there a few years ago because the owners stopped maintaining it. Last fall they started putting money and time back in to the course and it is just about back to where it was. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I were a little weary about playing this course due to some critical reviews but the entire course was in beautiful shape. Several tee boxes to make it as challenging as you want. The staff at the registration desk were great and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank slnash
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

I have been playing Black Mesa for 10+ years. I have seen it in terrific condition and in terrible condition. I played there July 2nd and 3rd of 2018, and I am pleased to report that it is well on its way back. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Always play Black Mesa on our annual New Mexico golf visit. The somewhat rough edges do not bother me as much as some - partly because this is a big hitter's course. I regard it as challenging, but fair. Each year it is in a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank denverite300
Reviewed June 8, 2018

I have been a great fan of Black Mesa for years, and believe it is a very special course in one of the most dramatic settings anywhere. Because it is such a unique venue, I have tried in recent years to "support" and play the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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