With construction underway since June, Bluejack National is now accepting membership registration for its 18-hole golf course set to open for play in October 2015.
“We think that Bluejack is really meant to be a full-service lifestyle community,” Bluejack National president Casey Paulson said. “We’re looking to have a lot of services people wouldn’t normally see at a country club. We’re trying to be an extension into people’s entire lives, not just a golf course.”
Tiger Woods has signed on to design the new golf course at the site of the former Blaketree National Golf Club at 4430 S. FM 1486 in Montgomery—located 9 miles from downtown Magnolia. Beacon Land Development is managing and developing Bluejack National under the direction of business partners Paulson and Michael Abbott.
Up to 550 memberships will be available for the golf course, and guests are able to become members without purchasing real estate, Paulson said. Bluejack National officials have begun irrigating the golf course, and grass sodding is expected to begin in November, he said. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved the official land plat for the course Oct. 20.
“[Tiger Woods] only plans to do about a dozen or so golf courses, and we are very fortunate that he is working with us,” said Michael Abbott, president of Beacon Land Development. “When I say working with us, I mean he is drawing, he is on top of carts, on top of ladders, making the decisions on green slopes and [deciding] bunker placement. He is involved with every decision as it related to the golf course.”
Visitors will also enjoy The Porch where guests can relax and drink cocktails as well as The Fort featuring a bowling alley, movie theater, game room, hamburger shack and zip lines for children. The children’s play areas could open as early as May 2015, Paulson said.
The golf facilities will be designed with Southern plantation-style architecture and feature a Bluejack National coffee shop open to the public at the front gate, Paulson said. Upon expected completion in October 2015, Bluejack National will be the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course to open in the United States.
“[Bluejack National is] about a half hour from The Woodlands, 45 minutes from the Hardy Toll Road and hour or so from downtown Houston,” Short said. “It’s great for people that want to come up and sort of get away. It’s a quick, easy trip out—you feel like you’ve really taken a trip to somewhere a lot farther away.”
For more information, visit www.bluejacknational.com.
Source: Community Impact News