Things to Do at Lajitas Golf Resort
The trip is part of the adventure
Lajitas is not exactly around the corner from anywhere but getting there is half the fun. To make a trip like this worthwhile, the golf course and other amenities have to be special – and they are.
The resort is a revived ghost town converted into a classy, Old West-style resort community alongside the Rio Grande which has Old West charm blended with modern-day luxury.
Most of the resort is centered around or adjoining the resort square which includes the Badlands Hotel, Boardwalk Suites, Candellilla Cafe, shops, the bakery, meeting rooms, the Agave Spa, Thirsty Goat Saloon, Flat Rock Theater Company, an open-air amphitheater for movies and the medical clinic.
Four unique buildings offer several lodging choices and a range of prices. The resort offers 103 distinct and unique rooms featuring the cowboy chic of the Cavalry Post or Officers Quarters to the elegance of the new Boardwalk Suites or to the Cowboy bordello interiors of the Badlands Hotel.
“Lajitas and the golf course are memorable because don’t think there’s another site like this anywhere in the state,” Wadkins said.
Plenty to do outside golf at Lajitas
Plan on spending a few days because you will want to play this course twice and there are lots of other fun things to do like: hiking in Big Bend National park, mountain biking, rafting and canoeing the Rio Grande, ATV and Jeep tours, horseback riding, hunting and shooting and more. And, in addition to all of the activities listed above, a world-class zip line is now complete and open for adventure lovers and thrill seekers alike to experience the fastest zip lines in Texas! The zip-line is built in an area called Quiet Canyon, located in the mountain range across the road from the resort. With 9 lines totaling more than 8,000 feet, the Lajitas Zip Line Tour will be an experience like no other in Texas as the course will take riders from mountain elevations across deep canyons while offering panoramic views that will leave lasting impressions.
For those with RVs, Lajitas offers its Maverick Ranch RV Park. Set near Big Bend National Park, the 101-slot park sports full hook-ups, wireless Internet access, clean bathrooms with private showers, laundry facilities, a general store and a swimming pool. Additionally a community center is available for group gatherings and pool parties.
In addition, 18 “primitive wilderness campsites” are available for those interested in a true tent-camping experience.
More information can be attained and tee times can be booked online at www.LajitasGolfResort.com. Rates for guests of the Lajitas Resort include a golf cart with GPS, use of the practice range and bottled water.
Getting hitched takes on new meaning at Lajitas
The land that makes up Lajitas is naturally romantic, which makes getting married at the resort seem tres apropos (so appropriate). The resort offers six different sites for weddings large and small, each with its own charms and individual ambiance.
Perhaps the most striking is the Lajitas Chapel, a beautiful 19th Century historic landmark with white adobe walls, Saltillo tile and beautiful hand painted artistry.
For outside weddings, there are five great choices – the vine-covered Fireplace Gazebo (set in a landscaped courtyard), the Stargazer Mesa (located under in the shadow of the Chisos Mountains), The Ocotillo (with its beautiful fountain and a view of fabulous sunsets and the Rio Grande), the Bell Tower in the center of the resort with close access to the Pavilion Ballroom and at the golf course’s driving range and putting clock, the largest space at the resort.