MONTGOMERY, TX—Beacon Land Development says 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, near Houston. Construction of the golf course is expected to begin during the summer of 2014 with 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.
“I’ve known Michael Abbott and other members of Beacon Land Development for many years. I have tremendous respect for their ability and their commitment to excellence, and I am proud to be a part of Bluejack National,” said Woods. “Bluejack National has one of the best natural settings for golf I have seen. With its changes in elevation, the beautiful pines and hardwoods, Bluejack National is reminiscent of the pinelands of Georgia and the Carolinas. The opportunity is here to create a golf course unlike any other in the Houston area, and our goal is for it to be among the best in the nation.”
“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.”
Beacon Land Development is in partnership with Lantern Asset Management, a Dallas-based firm with a strong track record and experience in luxury resort and mixed use residential communities. “I’m proud to be partnering with industry leaders such as Tiger Woods Design and Beacon Land Development to create something truly special on an exceptional piece of land,” said Andy Mitchell, president, Lantern Asset Management. “When you witness the passion this team brings to the creative process, it generates tremendous enthusiasm for the development of Bluejack National, and for the lifestyle it will provide to its future members and residents.”
For overnight stays, The Porch also will feature comfortably appointed private Member Suites.
Bluejack National will offer nearly 400 private residences with options ranging from member suites to cottages, Sunday homes and estate home sites. Corporate Compounds also will be available providing ideal facilities for retreats, outings, conferences and entertaining. The development will also include The Porch, a restaurant and lounge adjacent to the course.
Bluejack National membership opportunities will be available by application and invitation only. In addition to golf, the club’s thoughtfully selected amenities will accentuate the beauty of the topography and further enhance the lives of residents and members by cultivating unique opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure.
Beacon Land Development was founded by principals Michael Abbott and Casey Paulson, who enjoy more than 50 years’ experience of innovation and leadership in the luxury resort and private club industry.