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Black Mesa Golf Club, New Mexico

Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
2.3/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web

Rated #1 golf course in New Mexico - Golf Magazine

"It is arid Southwest Golf Architecture of the Highest Order" - Golf Digest

Top Ten Most Spectacular Golf Courses in the World - Links Magazine.

Winding around and over sandstone ridges on the Santa Clara Pueblo, Black Mesa Golf Club is a high desert links design. The course combines a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels with some of the most dramatic panoramic views anywhere in the world of the namesake Black Mesa, the nearby Rio Grande River Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains to the east and the Jemez Mountains to the west.


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.


The Team:

Eddie Peck - Principal

Tom Velarde - Director of Golf

Pat Brockwell - Superintendent

Heath Wade - Assistant Professional

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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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. Fo...  read more »
  • Do not believe the pics you see! This course is in deplorable condition! The fairways are junk with very little grass and what is there is burned out. The traps have nothing but hard dirt and standing water. Notice on the door said they had a washout but the condition tells me otherwise. Everything points to a complete lack of care. Sprinkler covers broken all over the course, cart paths like rock crawling, and, despite the claim of washout, nobody was working on the sprinkler system to even fix or replace the broken covers. Even at $42 this course was NOT worth the price. While the views are great, which is the only reason for the 2 stars, the course itself is in abysmal condition!! You can get views in many places, this is NOT a place to play golf.
  • My friend and I came out in May to play it. The fairways are nothing but weeds. I have never seen a course so poorly maintained. The course layout is fun but. No water on the course and no cart girl.
  • Played in early November. Probably should have gone to Paako or Twin Warriors or Sandia. No cafe or snack bar open, and the pro shop guy says "welcome to winter golf in New Mexico". It was 60 degrees that day. Also, no cart girl. Then when I asked if I could fill my water bottle at the turn, he directed me to the bathroom sink. Driving range lacked very many balls. Dusty cart paths only. Beautiful views. For an indian course, I would have expected greener. Nice greens. Very challenging course. Amazing views.
  • I liked the course but my wife hated it. Not real user friendly for higher handicap golfers. It was very challenging and the greens were excellent. Fairways weren't quite as manicured though with lots of weeds. I'd heard positive things about this course from friends, so to me, it was a bit overrated. No asphalt or concrete in the parking lot or around the entire golf course on the all dirt cart paths. Some of the tees and greens were difficult to get to. Overpriced, if you ask me. There are better values at Paa-Ko Ridge, Twin Warriors and Cochiti Golf Courses in the area.
  • Great track. Unbelievable views and good condition. Takes plenty of creativity. Btw Ed (other review) probably played the wrong tees. Pretty high slope so make sure you play the correct tees for your handicap and use the pro tips on the GPS.
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