Has it really been 40 years? In 1977, Golf Digest first started ranking the best courses in each state, 11 years after the debut of our national list. Earlier this year, they brought us the latest version of America’s 100 Greatest Courses, and this month they honor the top courses in all 50 states.
To qualify for Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest, eligibility requires being open for more than one year and 45 evaluations from raters. Bluejack National will be eligible for Golf Digest’s next biennial ranking in February 2019.
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To say that Texas Golf panel members were impressed with Bluejack National would be an understatement.
There was never a doubt that Tiger Woods’ first U.S. design would be the best new course in Texas for 2017. What was unexpected was that it would debut in The Dallas Morning News’ Texas Golf rankings at No. 3, right behind stalwarts Whispering Pines and Dallas National. Thirty-six of the 90 Texas Golf panel members rated Bluejack National.
Except for Colonial being the No. 1 course in the first rankings in 1989, only Dallas National, which debuted at No. 2 in 2004, has ever entered the rankings at as high a level.
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Tiger Woods has worked on a second career in his considerable spare time the past few years. After a few projects started and stopped, he debuted his first design in 2015: Diamante – El Cardonal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Now he’s opened his first American design, Bluejack National, in the Houston exurb of Montgomery.
This one proves that in the course of winning 14 professional majors and a total of 79 PGA Tour titles, Woods has learned a thing or
two about the ground game. For a guy who seemed to work awfully hard every time he
hit a shot, the course he built here in the middle of an upscale community is an
awful lot of fun.
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Running a private golf club these days is anything but child’s play. Attracting and retaining golfers is key, and among the newest means of doing so is the creation of family-oriented short courses. Ken Jowdy, developer of Diamante, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has enlisted Tiger Woods Design to construct The Oasis, a 12-hole par-3 course scheduled to open in late 2016.
This Tiger Woods design enjoyed an avalanche of positive publicity when it opened in March 2016, thanks in large part to 11-year-old Taylor Crozier, who aced the first hole with the first official shot ever hit on the course.
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Tiger Woods’ Bluejack National and Tom Doak’s The Loop have something in common: Fun & playability
On the face of it, Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course and its Best New Public Course of 2016 could not be more dissimilar. The private winner, Bluejack National in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas, is an opulent Tiger Woods design that bears a resemblance to Augusta National, where Woods has won four green jackets. The public winner, The Loop at Forest Dunes, in an expansive meadow near Roscommon, Mich., is a rustic trek by veteran course designer Tom Doak. It’s a reversible layout, two courses in one, inspired by the Old Course at St. Andrews, where centuries ago play on the links alternated direction to spread out wear and tear.
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Golf Magazine has named Bluejack National north of Houston as the best new private golf course of 2016.
Bluejack National, Tiger Woods’ first U.S. golf course, was recently commended by Sports Illustrated’s golf publication for its “fun, option-filled track that emphasizes width, angles, contours and recoverability, all in a handsome, oak-dotted, rolling canvas.” Golf Magazine previously named Bluejack National as its most anticipated golf course of 2015. Bluejack National had a soft opening in late 2015, and held a grand opening in March 2016.
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