Construction of the Bluejack National golf course started late July in Montgomery County, and a company spokesman said it could be ready for play by fall 2015. The course and its amenities will be accessible through private memberships only.
Media Golf Inc. is constructing the 18-hole Bluejack National golf course, which is designed by Tiger Woods Design. The new course will be at the former Blaketree National Golf Club site at 4430 S. FM 1486, north of Magnolia.
Bluejack National is the first golf course in the United States to be designed by the golf champion.
Crews are also working to refurbish the course lake and several amenities, Bluejack National principal Casey Paulson said.
With course construction now underway, Bluejack National officials are hopeful the course, and a handful of amenities, will be ready by fall 2015, Paulson said.
"We will open our various amenities in sequence over the next two or three years," Paulson said. "We are focusing on everything right now. From a timing standpoint, the golf course is probably our key focus right now, but we are focused on all of the amenity areas."
Woods will also design The Playground, a short course for serious short-game practice, but accessible for casual family and friend outings.
Other amenities will include The Porch, a facility for players to relax after a round of golf; The Fort, which features a bowling alley; movie theater, game room, pottery room, classic American hamburger restaurant, zip lines, an archery range and sports courts. Additional features include the Blake fishing dock and a golf club.
"Our goal is to create an environment unlike any other where families and friends can reconnect, enjoy their time together and create lasting memories and traditions they'll cherish for years to come," Paulson said. "Members and guests will have an opportunity to use some of the amenities that are just getting kicked off, [such as] our renovated lake cottage, fishing and some other things that will be ready here in the fall."
The 755-acre development will also include 400 private residences with options ranging from member suites to cottages, Sunday homes and estate home sites, according to Bluejack National. Larger facilities will also be available for retreats, outings, conferences and entertaining guests.
Paulson said the natural aspects of the property make Bluejack National a prime location for golf.
"With its water, trees and natural movement, this is one of the most perfect pieces of property for golf in all of Texas," Paulson said. "After all these months of careful planning, watching it begin to come together is truly exciting."