Tiger Woods walking Bluejack National property in 2015 (courtesy Bluejack National)
The Montgomery, Texas property that opened in late 2015 and features the U.S.’s only Tiger Woods-designed golf course originally appealed to second-home buyers, but a highway extension and the addition of other recreational options has fueled interest in custom building from primary home buyers as well. Membership now exceeds 200 and construction is underway for a new clubhouse as well as spa, tennis and fitness facilities.
The Bluejack National community and club in Montgomery, Texas, 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston, is seeing a shift in buyers and the makeup of its membership and guest profiles, as the extension of a highway toward College Station, Texas has eased access to the resort destination, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The 755-acre community and club, which opened in late 2015, originally drew second-home buyers looking for a retreat close to Houston that feels much farther away, with its rolling terrain and luxe lifestyle amenities, the Chronicle reported.
Bluejack National is home to the nation’s only Tiger Woods-designed golf course, and this year the resort added The Fort, a place for crafts, pickleball, bowling, baseball, football, canoeing, shuffleboard, eating and drinking, and swimming. There’s also a lighted short course, “The Playgrounds,” for nighttime golf as well as laid-back play any time, with golfing while barefoot deemed perfectly acceptable, the Chronicle reported.
C&RB featured Bluejack National as the cover story in its January 2016 issue (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/major-aspirations/).
Since its opening, the Chronicle reported, Bluejack National has sold or put under contract 140 residential units and lots. Buyers have come from Houston as well as other parts of Texas and the country, from the Carolinas to California.
Now, the Chronicle reported, primary homebuyers are increasingly purchasing custom home sites, as Bluejack National stands to benefit from commercial growth along the extended stretch of highway, according to a spokesperson for the property. The region has also experienced growth in grocers and other retailers along another state road to the south.
Prices at Bluejack National range from the mid-$200,000s for estate lots for custom homes, $700,000 to $1 million for Cottages, and $1.2 million and up for “Sunday Homes” on the golf course near the amenity center. The Member Suites, similar to oversized hotel suites, are sold out, the Chronicle reported.
Membership, which will cost $95,000 for initiation fees next year, has grown to more than 200, the Chronicle reported. The all-inclusive monthly dues range from $800 to $1,000.
Next up, the property will break ground for “The Porch,” adding a clubhouse that will host culinary events and gatherings attracted by the new amenities. A spa and tennis and fitness facilities are also under construction.