I just saw that my friends at Black Mesa Golf Club posted a video of yours truly on their YouTube channel. This was following a week of playing the course for a recent media trip. I love that place and the people there, and want to get back as soon as possible. Come with me?
My office this week has been the wonderful Black Mesa Golf Club in La Mesilla, New Mexico about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. Here are a couple of featured photos of the trillion I’ve shot this week. Below is a shot from the approach area on the par-5 13th. I love the amphitheater which surrounds this green.
Amphitheater On Hole 13 Approach – click to zoom
Below is where it begins, the first tee. Hole #1 is one of two holes on the course with water features. When the season is right, giant bullfrogs sing to players teeing off with very deep voices. Not much fairway is visible from the tee, but it is wider than you might think. Course knowledge helps.
Greetings from New Mexico, USA. What a fantastic day today I spent up in Taos, New Mexico. I played golf at Taos Country Club with the assistant pro Carville Bourg who can hit it a New Mexico mile. This is a very interesting and fun course, carved out of links style rolling dunes and framed by millions of sage brush bushes. Don’t miss the fairways here!
Greetings from the small town of Española, New Mexico. I’m staying in the Santa Claran Hotel, just a few minutes from Black Mesa Golf Club.
Today was mostly a travel day, but I managed to squeeze 18 holes in on one of my favorite courses in the world. I made a new friend, John Ehle, a writer from Wisconsin. We blazed through the course and had a fantastic time. It is very fun to take someone around the course who has not seen it before. I sort of rediscover each hole myself.
I was happy with how I played the course today. After getting up at 4 a.m. and flying to Albuquerque, then driving nearly 100 miles to the course I can’t complain. The start was shaky, bogey-double. I sucked it up and made 11 straight pars from hole #5 to hole #16. Played my best ever on the par-3’s, even par. Hole #8 is a BUGGER, playing at 239 yards. Solid 3-wood to 10 feet.
This is an auto post I’m happily writing to publish while I’m on my flight from HOG World Headquarters to my remote office for the week, Black Mesa. I’ll be playing the course, seeing my good friends on the Black Mesa staff, eating the best breakfast burritos in the world and experiencing Taos New Mexico and Taos Country Club.
Stay tuned for live posts as well as many live Facebook and Twitter updates this week.