Beacon Land Development announced on Wednesday that PGA TOUR superstar Tiger Woods and his company, Tiger Woods Design, will design the 18-hole golf course at Bluejack National, a world-class private club and community currently under development in Montgomery, Texas near Houston. Construction of the golf course is expected to begin during the summer of 2014 with its completion slated for the fall of 2015. Bluejack National is scheduled to be the first golf course designed by Tiger Woods to open in the U.S.
Formerly the home of Blaketree National Golf Club, Bluejack National is set among 755 acres of gently rolling and beautifully wooded countryside dotted with natural lakes and streams. The original golf course was popular with Houston-area players; however, Bluejack National’s developers believe a completely new design is required to make the best use of the area’s spectacular terrain and natural view corridors. Tiger Woods, the world’s number-one-ranked player and winner of 14 major golf championships, was selected to design the new course following numerous conversations and site visits with Beacon Land Development.
“We are thrilled to have Tiger working with us to develop the golf course for Bluejack National,” said Michael Abbott, Partner, Beacon Land Development. “He spent a lot of time getting to know the property and understanding its potential. Throughout the process it became clear that his vision for the golf course perfectly aligned with ours, and he shared our passion for bringing it to life.”
Strategically, Woods said the golf course will require players to think and make decisions throughout their rounds. Successfully challenging hazards will reward players with preferred angles of play for their next shot. He said green contours will be kept simple to allow for fast speeds, and the areas around the greens will be maintained firm and tight to promote shot options and creativity from the chipping areas.
In addition to the 18-hole golf course, Woods will design a Short Course for Bluejack National, providing a creative, high-quality alternative to the 18-hole golf experience.