Black Mesa GCBlack Mesa Golf Club

Black Mesa Golf Club
115 St Rd 399
Espanola, NM 87532
Rio Arriba County

Phone(s): (505) 747-8946
Fax: (505) 747-0238

The 18-hole Black Mesa Golf Club in Espanola, NM is a public golf course that opened in 2003. Designed by Baxter Spann, Black Mesa Golf Club measures 7307 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 141 and a 73.9 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.

Black Mesa Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of a green with water in the distance at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of a hole at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of the 15th green at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of green #7 surrounded by sand traps at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of the 5th hole at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of hole #6 and #7 at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of hole #12 protected by tricky bunkers at Black Mesa Golf Club at Black Mesa Golf ClubA view of the 16th green at Black Mesa Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Baxter Spann
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 2003
  • Golf Season: Year round. Weather permitting.
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bluegrass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $35 - $62
  • Weekends: $35 - $67

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7307 141 73.9
Blue 72 6719 136 70.5
Green 72 5871 125 66.9
White 72 6277 130 68.6
Gold (W) 72 5162 125 71.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Black Mesa Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Rich Iseli
    on August 20th, 2017 08:08
    From a strictly golfers point of view. This course is exceptionally well maintained. The fairways as well as the very fast greens are in good to excellent condition. Frankly I don't know how they succeed in doing this in this harsh climate. Living in FL, we had our eyes on playing this course for a very long time and now this dream came true. So incredibly unique, like playing on Mars ....
    We loved it as an experience of a lifetime and we will be back for more. Given the chance, this course is much more then golf - play it, go for it with a gallon of water on the cart. The course will beat you up, it's a tough, tough course to play, even the par 3's are long, but the 7500' altitude will aid your distance (+20% in distance). Don't compare the T-boxes with normal expectations. The cart path is, oh boy at times resembling a dirt trail in the Bolivian mountains, and you wonder how these carts can do the job without four wheel drive, but they do. Make double sure your parking breakers are solidly engaged when parking. Kudos to the staff. BTW allow 5 hrs to play it. Say hi to Amanda at the restaurantat the turn and have the best burger you'll ever had.
  • Black Mesa Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Fred Miller
    on December 10th, 2012 20:28
    Pure fun and dramatic, memorable holes. If you prefer classic golf courses, you may not like this one. There is nothing ordinary about it. My favorite of over 1200 courses played including about 70 that are or have been rated as top 100 courses. I've made the trip from Michigan to play this course twice and will go again.
  • Black Mesa Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Gary Norman
    on March 24th, 2010 20:06
    This is truly a beautiful golf course in the desert southwest. Each hole has a unique design while the biggest challenge is staying in the fairways. The greens putt smooth, but the difficulty is reading them with their varied undulations.

    It is really worth the drive to play this course.

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