Woods ‘pleased’ with progress of Bluejack National

MONTGOMERY – Tiger Woods was back in Texas last week to check on the progress of his latest course, Bluejack National.

The 7,400-yard course nestled in the pines of FM 1488 in Montgomery is currently under construction, and Woods was pleased with its progress. Since construction began in August, 15 holes have been cleared and the rough is beginning to take shape on the front 9 and on the short course, The Playgrounds.

The course is scheduled to open in fall 2015.

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Bluejack is a special place,” Woods said. “The movement of the land through the magnificent forest is a terrific foundation for the course. I’m very pleased with where we are right now, and looking forward to the finished product.

“We’ve cleared the underbrush surrounding the holes—the forest floor is mulch and pine straw. The wide landing areas and open green fronts will deliver a great golf experience for players at any skill level.”

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Tee Box Talk: A Little Piece of Heaven

Hole 1, like all of Bluejack National, is currently overgrown and hasn't been maintained in years. But Tiger Woods, Bluejack President Casey Paulson, and his crew are already in the process of turning the former Blaketree National site into one of the nation's premier golf communities.  [Photo: Cheyne Kendall]
Hole 1, like all of Bluejack National, is currently overgrown and hasn’t been maintained in years. But Tiger Woods, Bluejack President Casey Paulson, and his crew are already in the process of turning the former Blaketree National site into one of the nation’s premier golf communities. [Photo: Cheyne Kendall]

Episode 3: A Little Piece of Heaven

Special Guest: Casey Paulson, president of Bluejack National

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Paulson is overseeing the project that brought Tiger Woods and Tiger Woods Design back to Texas, and will be Tiger’s first course designed in the United States. Bluejack National, the former home to Blaketree National, is reconstructing the 755 acre lot with a brand new 18 holes, 384 private residents, nearly 100 cottages, and countless other amenities for the golfers and non-golfers alike.

 

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The fact we can have this kind of canvas and this kind of place that we can create something special is really awesome

[4:37] Time is the most finite resource we have

[5:47] We have a very diverse set of amenities

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There are a lot of holes out here that have taken great advantage of the topography

[7:00] How exciting was it to get the word that Tiger was going to come here?

[10:28] I think that his vision and our vision are very aligned in a similar direction

[10:35] A little piece of heaven

[12:05] We think we’re really going to create an iconic place in the entire south part of the country and something that’s going to be respected on a national level

[16:44] We’re trying to limit cart paths as much as possible, just to restore that look of pure golf

[19:44] There’s nothing like seeing your golf ball fall against the trees

[21:03] We’ll certainly respect that legacy and respect the heritage and those who came before us

[24:02] There’s only a couple of places I’ve seen that have the elevation like this at all in Texas

[28:52] People love golf courses that are maintained impeccably and we’ve hired who we think is the best agronomist in the state

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Tiger: “He’s very down to earth and very engaging and very focused on what he’s doing and very concerned with the quality of the golf course

[41:19] Timeline of Blujeack

[48:44] We’re really excited about what we’re about to do