Tiger Woods To Design His First U.S. Golf Course At Bluejack National In Texas
Tiger Woods will “design an 18-hole golf course in the recently announced Bluejack National private club and residential community northwest of Houston," according to Nancy Sarnoff of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The project will be the “first golf course designed by Woods to open" in the U.S. Construction of the golf course is “expected to begin this summer and open” in the fall of ‘15. Beacon Land Development "is partnering with Dallas-based Lantern Asset Management on the project" (HOUSTONCHRONICLE.com, 4/30). GOLFWEEK’s Martin Kaufmann noted Beacon “picked Woods to design Bluejack National, which will anchor a 755-acre private community in Montgomery, Texas.” The course will be "built on the site of Blaketree National Golf Club, which was a well-regarded design when it opened” in ‘01. Bluejack National “will be a new design, though some existing corridors will be maintained.” Houston businessman Thomas Blake originally “hired the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to design the course, but then finished the design work himself.” After Blake’s death in '01, his family “took control of the course, then sought to sell it” in ’05. Course conditions reportedly “languished as the family tried to unload the property.” Bluejack National figures to “attract a lot of attention.” Woods also is the “designer of the second course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas in Mexico” which is “scheduled to open this fall” (GOLFWEEK.com, 4/30).