When it comes to golf resorts in Texas, Lajitas is the best.
As a kid, I loved two things more than anything, golf and cowboy movies. I’d watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Magnificent Seven, The Spaghetti Westerns, and John Wayne. I watched the T.V. shows as well, Bonanza, Maverick, and all the rest.
So, when I had the chance to visit Lajitas and combine some authentic Western history with world-class golf, I jumped at the opportunity.
It’s a long drive to Lajitas Golf Resort, from my home in Lecanto, Florida, 1,599 miles to be exact. Located 237 miles south of Odessa, Texas, 315 miles southeast of El Paso, and 439 miles west of San Antonio Lajitas Golf Resort is well worth the drive no matter where you are coming from. I took 90 West and 386 South out of San Antonio, and it was a wonderfully scenic drive with long straightaways and gentle curves. Framed by pristine deserts and towering mesas, I put my Corvette through its paces hardly seeing another car while staying alert dodging deer, rabbits, and roadrunners. Getting there was half the fun while taking a left out of the resort heading West on Hwy 170, which provided 49 miles of the most scenic drives in America with a road perched high above the Rio Grande snaking through the mountains.
The good news is that if you don’t like driving groups of eight or more, you can take advantage of the resort’s private airport and 30-seater jet with regular charter service out of Dallas Love Field. With additional service from Houston, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, and Austin by demand.
Everything is Big in Texas
Tucked away in Texas’ historic Big Bend between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park lies Lajitas Resort, the perfect setting for your away-from-it-all western adventure. While the 27,000-acre resort is BIG, the complex itself is small and intimate like an old western town with the golf, spa, pool, rooms, and dining all within walking distance.