Woods' company to design course near Houston


Tiger Woods Design has been chosen to design Bluejack National, an 18-hole course near Houston that is slated to become Woods' first completed design in the United States.

Construction on the site, formerly Blaketree National in Montgomery, Texas, will begin this summer and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

"Bluejack National has one of the best natural settings for golf I have seen," Woods said in a statement. "With its changes in elevation, the beautiful pines and hardwoods, Bluejack National is reminiscent of the pinelands of Georgia and the Carolinas. The opportunity is here to create a golf course unlike any other in the Houston area, and our goal is for it to be among the best in the nation."

Woods' company will also design a short course at Bluejack National as a "high-quality alternative to the 18-hole experience." He indicated the course will be designed to reward players who successfully take on hazards, and that areas around the greens will remain firm and tight to promote chipping creativity.

Woods' portfolio of courses includes Diamante Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, which is slated to open this fall.