Dallas-based Beacon Land Development is developing Bluejack National, a project its developers say will be a world-class golf club and community on the site of the former Blaketree National Golf Club.
The Bluejack National 18-hole golf course, along with a short course, will be designed by Tiger Woods and his company, Tiger Woods Design.
The course - which will be the first in the United States designed by the PGA tour superstar - is a part of a 755-acre Bluejack National development that will be at 4430 S. FM 1486. It will feature an approximate 150-acre 18-hole golf course, a short course, a golf performance center and "The Porch," a place for visitors to relax after a round of golf. It will also offer corporate meeting space, officials said in a statement.
"Bluejack National has one of the best natural settings for golf I have seen. With its changes in elevation, the beautiful pines and hardwoods, Bluejack National is reminiscent of the pinelands of Georgia and the Carolinas," Woods said in a statement. "The opportunity is here to create a golf course unlike any other in the Houston area, and our goal is for it to be among the best in the nation."
Officials said the course will be designed to challenge accomplished players, but will be accessible to golfers of all skill levels.
Bluejack National will feature estate home sites, Sunday homes, cottages and member suites dedicated for short visits. "The Fort," a recreational facility, will feature a bowling alley, movie theater, game room, pottery room and a variety of dining options, officials said.
"Our goal is to create a truly distinctive environment where families and friends can reconnect, enjoy their time together and create lasting memories," Beacon Land Development partner Michael Abbott said. "At Bluejack National, we have the opportunity to build upon all of [our] know-how to deliver a lifestyle unlike any other to our members."
Paulson said home sites will range from a half-acre to an acre and a half, but no price points have been determined.
"This is certainly a luxury product, it's going to be a very highly amenitized club and community experience, so the pricing will be commensurate with that," Paulson said.
Memberships will be separate from real estate sales and will be available by application and invitation only. Officials said members will be able to fish for bass and other game fish from private stocked fishing ponds at the Blake Fishing Dock, and they will have access to a dedicated concierge staff.
The development is expected to increase Montgomery County's tax base, and it will capitalize from better accessibility because of the expansion of Hwy. 249, said Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner.
"It will be a real gem out there for us," Doyal said. "This is really going to be a really special project. With an upscale quality development like that, it's always exciting and encouraging to see."
Abbott and Paulson founded Bluejack National and have been affiliated with the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, the Vaquero Club in Westlake, the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas.