FEATURED GOLF AND PRIVATE CLUB COMMUNITIES
Golf great Tiger Woods is back. Back at Bluejack National that is. After a previously announced golf project at the massive Cliffs Communities near Asheville, N.C., never came to fruition during the financial crisis, America is finally getting its first Tiger Woods-designed golf course. The new Bluejack National 18-hole championship layout is under construction and part of a 755-acre private club community northwest of Houston. Bluejack National is the vision of Beacon Land Development partners Michael Abbott and Casey Paulson, two of the industry's most respected private club operators previously associated with Discovery Land Company's ultra-exclusive private communities such as Kukio on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Madison Club in Palm Springs and Vacquero in Dallas. Woods' golf course is being grassed in now and expected to be open this fall. Beacon Land is partnering with Dallas-based Lantern Asset Management on Bluejack National, which is located at the former home of Blaketree National Golf Club. "When I first came here I was absolutely shocked," Woods says in a promotional video for Bluejack National. "I view Texas as being flat. I just didn't expect this to be just outside a major metropolis like Houston."
In addition to Tiger Woods Design, Beacon is working with Beau Welling Design, Nick Fullerton Architects, Jones and Carter engineering and Medalist Golf course developer/builder on the master-planned private golf and residential community. Beacon Land is already starting to accept reservations and the community will be limited to 386 private residents and 550 memberships. Besides a championship golf course and family-friendly alternative short course to play, Bluejack residents and members will have other world-class amenities, including tennis, spa, wellness center, dining, corporate entertainment options and an array of indoor and outdoor family recreational activities. Among the outdoor pursuits are 35 acres of fishing lakes and approximately seven miles of beautiful hiking, biking and running trails that link the amenities to the Bluejack National neighborhoods.