Bluejack National Sees a Shift in Homebuyers

Bluejack National Sees a Shift in Homebuyers

Bluejack National is seeing a shift in buyers as the extension of Texas 249 toward College Station eases access to the resort destination 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

The 755-acre community and club off FM 1486 Road in Montgomery has traditionally drawn second-home buyers looking for a retreat close to Houston that feels much farther away with its rolling terrain and luxe lifestyle amenities.It’s home to the nation’s only Tiger Woods-designed golf course, and this

The 755-acre community and club off FM 1486 Road in Montgomery has traditionally drawn second-home buyers looking for a retreat close to Houston that feels much farther away with its rolling terrain and luxe lifestyle amenities. It’s home to the nation’s only Tiger Woods-designed golf course, and this year the resort added The Fort, a place for crafts, pickleball, bowling, baseball, football, canoeing, shuffleboard, eating and drinking, and swimming. There’s also a lighted short course for nighttime golf. The atmosphere is laid-back, so golfing while barefoot is perfectly acceptable.


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New custom lots for sale at Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston

New custom lots for sale at Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston

New lots for custom homes will soon be available at Bluejack National, the resort-style residential community surrounding a golf course designed by Tiger Woods 50 miles north of downtown Houston.

Gary Short, director of sales, said the company will release three variations with golf views and some with lake views and privacy lots that back up to a private reserve, stream or greenbelt, not another neighbor. Prices for lots begin in the mid-$200,000s for privacy lots, the high-$300,000s for water view lots and the $700,000s for a golf view lot. So far, between 60 to 65 custom home lots have been sold to date.

In March, the community announced it had sold out of its two-bedroom member suite homes faster than anticipated. Short attributed that spike in interest to both the Highway 249 toll road expansion that’s made part of Montgomery County more accessible and to community amenities.

In September 2017, Short told HBJ despite high interest for homes at Bluejack National, some buyers had been waiting for more amenities beyond the championship-style golf course.

Homes on custom lots have to be a minimum of 3,000 square feet, Short said. He estimates a house built on a custom lot will start around $1 million, but that can vary depending on what is built. Custom builders include Tipler Design & Build LLC, a Woodlands-based custom luxury homebuilder, Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Morning Star Builders, Dream Works Properties, K&C Classic Homes and Stillwater.

In total, the resort-style community will have about 400 homes when complete, including member suites, cottage homes, Sunday homes and custom homes. While residential options such as the member suites or Sunday homes are used mainly as a second residence, those building on custom lots are typically families looking to settle in the area, Short said.

 

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Golfweek’s Best 2018: Bluejack debuts on Best Modern list at #37 in US, #2 in Texas and #1 in Houston

Golfweek’s Best 2018: Bluejack debuts on Best Modern list at #37 in US, #2 in Texas and #1 in Houston

Welcome to Golfweek’s annual Best. Each spring, we publish the three lists that are the foundation of our course-ratings program: Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses, Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses and Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play.

The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course.

Those overall ratings on each course are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course. Then each course is ranked against other courses in its state, or nationally, to produce the final rankings.

 


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Patrick Reed solidifies champion persona with Masters win

Patrick Reed solidifies champion persona with Masters win

Patrick Reed is Masters champion. Are you surprised?

You shouldn’t be.

The Masters presents a pressure that is unlike almost any challenge in sports. Reed, who lives in The Woodlands, is uniquely built for it.

A member at Bluejack National in Montgomery, a Tiger Woods-designed track that is the most Augusta National-like course in the area, Reed has had the look of a future Masters champion for years.

It was just a matter of time before he put it all together.


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Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston sells out of this type of home

Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston sells out of this type of home

Bluejack National, the resort-style residential community featuring a golf course custom-designed by Tiger Woods, has sold out of its two-bedroom member suite homes earlier than anticipated, said the community’s director of sales.

The development 50 miles north of downtown Houston began selling the 24 suites in 2015, releasing six to eight units at a time while slightly raising the price per square foot, said Gary Short, Bluejack National’s sales director. Short said buyers typically stay in the “oversized guest suites” for weekend getaways or as a vacation home, or rent them out to other Bluejack members. The 1,200-square-foot homes started selling at $450,000 three years ago with the last of the 24 units selling for close to $575,000, Short said.

“We were essentially selling as quick as the builder could build,” he said.

A look inside the two-bedroom member suite at Bluejack National.

Short attributed the spike in interest to both the Highway 249 toll road expansion that’s made that part of Montgomery County more accessible and to the recently completed amenity center called The Fort, which features a mini “Fenway Park”-inspired wiffle ball park, pickleball courts, basketball, a restaurant, zip lines and a pottery room.

“We also see a lot of adults enjoying it too,” he said.

In September 2017, Short told HBJ despite high interest for homes at Bluejack National, some buyers had been waiting for more amenities beyond the championship-style golf course.

In addition to the suites designed by Tipler Design & Build LLC, a Woodlands-based custom luxury homebuilder, Bluejack National features cottages and Sunday homes as well as 257 estate lots where buyers can build a primary custom home. Other builders include Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Dream Works Properties, Morning Star Builders and Texas Elite Custom Homes.

Bluejack National’s golf course can be customized to a shorter three-hole, five-hole or nine-hole route. It’s the first Tiger Woods’ designed course in the country.

 

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Architect of the Year

Architect of the Year

The battle for the soul of golf architecture rages on, but there’s little debate about which side is winning. The growing army of neo-classicists, their banners carried by designers such as Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak and David McLay Kidd, hold the high ground.

But the signature architects who once were the trendsetters in golf design – former touring pros turned architects, such as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Greg Norman – are still in demand, though much of their work is outside the U.S. And the old guard has been joined by a younger crowd of current and for-mer stars who are shifting their focus from playing to course design. This includes famil-iar names such as Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Louis Oosthuizen and Annika Sorenstam.


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