GolfWeek magazine’s golf course architectural writer, Brad Klein, is well-versed in golf course design. He’s seen some of the very best as he’s traveled the world playing, reviewing and writing about them.
He visited Bluejack National recently, and here’s a brief sample of what he wrote:
“For a guy who often appears to be scripted in public, Tiger Woods sure seems to like adlibbing and taking chances in his fledgling golf course design business. That’s my initial impression after walking Bluejack National, Woods’ first U.S. design project, on Feb. 23. Here is a golf course that will turn heads and get people talking. It also will encourage a wide range of players to come back for more.
– Brad Klein, GolfWeek
We are extremely pleased with Brad’s comments about Bluejack National. You can read the entire article here.
Scott Kauffman is a noted journalist whose work has appeared in Urban Land, Robb Report Vacation Homes, Robb Report Collection, Ocean Home, Golf Business and Private Club Members magazines. In an article published earlier this month in World Property Journal, Mr. Kauffman wrote a featured story about several private and resort-style real estate communities, including Bluejack National.
We’ve excerpted the Bluejack National coverage below. We have also included a link so you to read the entire article on the World Property Journal‘s website.
Great Golf Resort Communities of 2015 Revealed
In my 15-plus year of specializing in golf and resort-style real estate, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many of the finest private clubs and resort communities in the world. From the exclusive Ke’olu Course at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach to Tavistock Group’s ultra-private Isleworth and Lake Nona golf and country clubs in Orlando, my global travels have given me unique insights and access to the best of master-planned golf and resort development.
In some cases, even my family has been treated to the taste of the quintessential life. Case in point was a memorable trip to Park City last summer where I visited one of the world’s top family-friendly private club communities . What follows are a handful of dynamic new and reimagined private club and resort-style real estate communities to keep on your real estate radar this year and discover first-hand.
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.
-Scott Kauffman, World Property Journal
Recently, Tiger Woods granted a wide-ranging interview with CNN that touched upon his playing career, fatherhood and his foray into golf course design. To fill in the pieces, the reporter also spoke with Bluejack National’s own Michael Abbott about his friend Tiger Woods, the opening of El Cardonal at Diamante and, of course, the creation of Bluejack National. It is interesting to read from the perspectives of both Tiger Woods and Michael Abbott just how important Bluejack’s golf course will be to Tiger’s legacy and his place in the pantheon of golf greats.
We hope you’ll take the time to read this story. Click the link button below.