Bluejack National

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7552
Slope 137
Rating 75.5
Type Private/Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tiger 72 7552 yards 75.5 137
Tee I (W) 72 6959 yards 74.1 125
Tee I 72 6959 yards 73.1 123
Tee II 72 6688 yards 72.2 122
Tee II (W) 72 6688 yards 73.3 124
Tee III (W) 72 6178 yards 71.7 123
Tee III 72 6178 yards 70.7 121
Tee IV 72 5224 yards 66.1 111
Tee IV (W) 72 5224 yards 67.1 113
Frank Tee (W) 72 3008 yards 60.0 100
Scorecard for Bluejack National Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tiger M: 75.5/137 458 563 230 474 634 454 158 352 492 3815 462 623 200 530 390 206 492 337 497 3737 7552
Tee I M: 73.1/123 W: 74.1/125 428 533 211 432 582 412 137 318 452 3505 428 581 180 508 367 173 456 302 459 3454 6959
Tee II M: 72.2/122 W: 73.3/124 428 533 194 394 582 412 137 318 400 3398 428 523 159 508 367 173 413 302 417 3290 6688
Tee III M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 371 479 194 394 531 349 124 289 400 3131 380 523 159 462 324 156 413 259 371 3047 6178
Tee IV M: 66.1/111 W: 67.1/113 320 429 141 334 468 246 102 260 347 2647 294 431 129 411 277 134 349 223 329 2577 5224
Frank Tee W: 60.0/100 180 235 95 182 271 173 84 124 191 1535 160 275 50 250 185 60 185 133 175 1473 3008
Handicap 17 13 7 3 15 9 11 1 5 14 18 2 12 10 8 4 6 16
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2016
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tiger Woods (2016) Beau Welling (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required. No Denim.

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Golf, Tiger-style north of Houston

The long-awaited US debut of Tiger Woods golf course design is here. Bluejack National, about an hour north of Houston, lies on the old Blaketree National property. But this is a brand new golf experience, and one that will rival the best private clubs in the state of Texas. The week we saw the course, there were plenty of Champions Tour players checking it out, as well as ex-pro athletes and other well-known folks in the state. The word is certainly getting out about this joint.

So what kind of design is Tiger out to deliver? For starters, you can tip out at over 7,500 yards, and driver is a good play 14 times. Fairways are generous. In fact, there is no rough, just a good amount of sand traps (shaped not unlike Augusta National). The only real water hazards to deal with are on two par 3s and the opening, elevated tee shot that wraps around a large lake.

There are also three short, potentially drivable par 4s, and one of them, the 8th is really difficult. It's a narrow green with bunkers on the left and a steep slope on the right. It took me several shots to get it on the green and I ended up with an 8. If there's a hole where members have a distinct advantage over their guests, it's this one. Greens are also pretty tough, sloping, firm and quick, and I would love a couple rounds on them to get the speed and break down a little better.

But the overall experience is pretty remarkable. The old Blake Cottage, at the 6th hole, is stocked full of sodas, snacks and adult libations. It's a very comfortable old house set under shady pines, and I suspect member rounds may end here once in awhile. On the back nine, there's a cook grilling up barbecue so you can have some smoked meats before playing the Golden Bell-inspired par-3 12th hole. The place personifies luxury, but in a laid-back Texas setting. I'll bet golfers play here barefoot once in awhile. The zoysia fairways certainly allow for it.

It's a really fun walk on some great property, and the design is very interesting from start to finish. Tiger's best days as a golfer are likely in the past, but I'm excited to see his design career unfold.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Tiger Woods' Bluejack National certainly a Masterful experience

Everybody knows about Tiger Woods' fondness for Augusta National, so it's no surprise that his first U.S. design, Bluejack National, is somewhat reminiscent of Augusta. Like Augusta used to be, there's no rough at Bluejack, turf conditions are near perfect, and there's plenty of room to drive the ball. There's also a little bit of elevation change. The ninth, for example, plays uphill, much like the ninth at Augusta, and the 12th with its green configuration, hazard in front and bunkering, might be as difficult as the par-3 12th in Georgia. But this isn't an overly difficult golf course. Play it from the tips, and it's plenty of tough, but you won't lose a ball out here unless you really hit it crooked or lay the sod on a shot over water. With the perfect zoysia fairways, it's hard not to make good contact with players of any kind of skill. The greens, which can run very fast with some difficult slopes, are where this golf course will keep you in check. Approaches that aren’t close to the hole bring in a lot of three-putt opportunities. Even then, this is a special course no matter what you score. And it's a special experience. Food and snacks are available throughout, practice facilities are top notch and service is among the best in the world.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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