MONTGOMERY, TX—Beacon Land Development saysthat PGA Tour superstar Tiger Woods and hiscompany, Tiger Woods Design, will design the18-hole golf course at Bluejack National, aworld-class private club and community currently under developmentin Montgomery, near Houston. Construction of the golf course isexpected to begin during the summer of 2014 with completion slatedfor the fall of 2015. Bluejack National is scheduled to be thefirst golf course designed by Tiger Woods to open in the U.S.

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Formerly the home of Blaketree National GolfClub, Bluejack National is set among 755acres of gently rolling and beautifully wooded countrysidedotted with natural lakes and streams. The original golf course waspopular with Houston-area players; however, Bluejack National'sdevelopers believe a completely new design is required to make thebest use of the area's spectacular terrain and natural viewcorridors. Tiger Woods, the world's number-one-ranked player andwinner of 14 major golf championships, was selected to design thenew course following numerous conversations and site visits withBeacon Land Development.

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“I've known Michael Abbott and other members of Beacon LandDevelopment for many years. I have tremendous respect for theirability and their commitment to excellence, and I am proud to be apart of Bluejack National,” said Woods. “Bluejack National has oneof the best natural settings for golf I have seen. With its changesin elevation, the beautiful pines and hardwoods, Bluejack Nationalis reminiscent of the pinelands of Georgia and the Carolinas. Theopportunity is here to create a golf course unlike any other in theHouston area, and our goal is for it to be among the best in thenation.”

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“We are thrilled to have Tiger working with us to develop thegolf course for Bluejack National,” said MichaelAbbott, partner, Beacon Land Development. “He spent a lotof time getting to know the property and understanding itspotential. Throughout the process it became clear that his visionfor the golf course perfectly aligned with ours, and he shared ourpassion for bringing it to life.”

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Beacon Land Development is in partnership with LanternAsset Management, a Dallas-based firm with a strong trackrecord and experience in luxury resort and mixed use residentialcommunities. “I'm proud to be partnering with industry leaders suchas Tiger Woods Design and Beacon Land Development to createsomething truly special on an exceptional piece of land,” saidAndy Mitchell, president, Lantern AssetManagement. “When you witness the passion this team brings to thecreative process, it generates tremendous enthusiasm for thedevelopment of Bluejack National, and for the lifestyle it willprovide to its future members and residents.”

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For overnight stays, The Porch also will feature comfortablyappointed private Member Suites.

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Bluejack National will offer nearly 400 private residences withoptions ranging from member suites to cottages, Sunday homes andestate home sites. Corporate Compounds also will be availableproviding ideal facilities for retreats, outings, conferences andentertaining. The development will also include The Porch, arestaurant and lounge adjacent to the course.

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Bluejack National membership opportunities will be available byapplication and invitation only. In addition to golf, the club'sthoughtfully selected amenities will accentuate the beauty of thetopography and further enhance the lives of residents and membersby cultivating unique opportunities for outdoor recreation andadventure.

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Beacon Land Development was founded by principals Michael Abbottand Casey Paulson, who enjoy more than 50 years'experience of innovation and leadership in the luxury resort andprivate club industry.

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.