Bluejack National in the piney woods of Montgomery, Texas, just 40 miles northwest of Houston is getting grassed with two varieties of zoysiagrass- Zeon Zoysia and LIF Zoysia -developed by Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas. The greens surfaces will be covered with TifEagle Bermuda and there will be no rough throughout the 18 holes. As Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge this week in Isleworth Country Club near Orlando, Bluejack will be his first US golf course design planned to open in 2015.
On the site of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore’s very first golf course design Blaketree with a meddling owner, Bluejack National is a world class private golf club community comprised of 755 acres of rolling hills and beautifully wooded countryside being developed by Beacon Land Development with 400 residences.
Eric Bauer, director of agronomy, says the fairways are being sodded with Zeon. Tiger and his team and the developer agreed that there would be no rough to make the course more playable, enjoyable and increasing pace of play. Tees and green surrounds will be grassed with LIF, a new variety of zoysia that tolerates lower mowing heights, allowing for different shot options. Being tied to a residential development, the developer decided to sod against sprigging so the course would open sooner.
In addition to the 18 hole golf course, amenities will also include “The Playground”, a short course ideal for families and entertaining, a cutting edge golf performance center, 2 distinctive comfort stations with fresh fruit in one and Bluejack homemade jerky available to players. A great outside inviting hangout for folks during the day and players after their round called the Porch, will overlook the course. To learn more you can visit www.BluejackNational.com.