I'm kind of hanging around town hoping to schedule a dentist appointment in Odessa this week and trying to arrange it so I'm not driving so far. Odessa is a 3 hour drive from Alpine, and a 5 hour drive from Lajitas. You get the idea.
So I've been reduced to enjoying Lajitas vicariously. Here are a couple of shots I found on the internet. The first one is how it looked about 30 years ago, and the next one is much as it looks today.
That area used to be called the boardwalk and was really dusty from vehicle traffic.
I've always had dreams of the owners putting in a wonderful birding habitat. About 15 years ago (I lose track of time) they started an ambitious birding habitat, but to my dismay, were going about it wrong. It all washed out in a big flood and hasn't been attempted again. I'm contemplating trying to get it done in the right way. They can now see how their guests love to watch and photograph the hummingbirds. That's a start.
Here's a photo of part of the golf course. I don't know when it was taken, but probably 10-20 years ago.