A new golf course coming to Texas

By Joel Rodgers | jrodgers@ktalnews.tv

Published 05/01 2014 06:05AM

Updated 05/01 2014 06:10AM

A back injury may currently be keeping Tiger Woods off the links, but the world's top-ranked golfer is apparently spending his off time leaving his mark on the sport in other ways.

Woods and his self-named design company announced plans Wednesday to open a new 18-hole course at Bluejack National, a private club in the Houston area. Bluejack National will take the form of a complete redesign from the 755-acre Blaketree National Golf Club, a former Houston hotspot that has fallen out of favor in recent years.

As Woods said in a statement:

"Bluejack National has one of the best natural settings for golf I have seen. 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."

The course is scheduled to begin construction this summer, with a planned opening in the fall of 2015. Tiger Woods Design will partner with club developer Michael Abbott of Beacon Land Development and Lantern Asset Management for the project.

According to the release, this will be the first course designed by Woods to open in the United States. Tiger Woods Design has holdings at Jupiter Island in Florida and The Cliffs at North Carolina, but those courses were not specifically designed by Woods. The company also has courses in Mexico and Dubai.

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