Houstonians can soon play golf like Tiger Woods, or at least practice to play like him on a golf course built by the golf legend. Construction has officially begun on Woods' first U.S. golf course at a Houston-area private club and community in Montgomery County northwest of Houston.
The 755 acres of Bluejack National will include Woods' 18-hole golf course, natural water features and wooded countryside, as well as a short course also designed by Tiger Woods Design and ideal for families and entertaining, coined "The Playgrounds", according to the Houston Business Journal.
Bluejack National is being developed on the site of the former Blaketree National Golf Club, at 4430 S. FM 1486 in Montgomery northwest of Houston. The Playgrounds and the practice facilities will open to members in the spring 2015, and the championship course is slated to open later that fall 2015.
The course is described as having limitless shot-making opportunities, no rough, wide fairways and fast-playing conditions. A variety of natural lakes and streams will also dot the property to create a serene backdrop while playing.
The private golf club and community, Bluejack National, also will include 400 private residential units, the Blake Fishing Dock and an indoor-outdoor recreation center called "The Fort" where golfers and non-golfers alike can relax with friends.
Houston-based civil engineering firm Jones & Carter Inc. is spearheading the entire Bluejack National project. Dallas-based Lantern Asset Management, which has experience in luxury resort and mixed-use residential communities, is also working on Bluejack National.