Festivities celebrating the opening of the totally renovated New Course begin August 23. Property Owners and their guests are welcome to participate in events at the New Course and at Mulligan’s food/beverage restaurant on that course.
Golf begins Saturday, August 24 for property owners and continues for them through Labor Day Weekend. A drawing for the First Tee Time will be held at Mulligan’s Friday, August 23. Parties, events and games are planned for the week-long celebration. If you are a property owner, come on out.
If you’d like to look at a golf course home, or other White Bluff property, during those events, call Emily Morris, Realtor. 254-694-1111. “We have some very nice properties available — one on the Signature Hole of the New Course.”
This is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Plenty of varieties. Clear, clean water. Plenty of boatramps, marinas and guides to get you on the water. Camping and cabins are also available, as well as very affordable real estate if you want your own place at the lake. Lake Whitney offers the most affordable property and homes in North Texas. If you want to learn more, call Bill or Emily Morris, Realtors, who live at Lake Whitney and can show you around. 254-694-1111.
White Bluff is making great progress moving toward its ultimate restoration goal. Property owners met July 20 for an update from their Board. And the report was most encouraging. By the way, the long term goal of the POA is to make White Bluff Resort a Premier Resort Destination in North Texas.
Goal of Resort Revitalization
At one time, White Bluff was a destination property for golfing, Lake Whitney fun and resort living. The goal of restoring the amenities is to restore White Bluff Resort as a Premier Resort Destination in North Texas.
That means all of our amenities will again generate income for the POA. Golf courses will bring in more golfers, cart rental fees, tournaments — and the accompanying generation of rental fees from condos, log cabins and RV parks here, as well as more dining/beverage customers for Mulligan’s on the New Course. The amenities are to be self-supporting — all revenue goes directly into the POA coffers to help defer overall costs to property owners.
The total restoration of the greens, fairways and bunkers is reaching completion. The last two months of closure has afforded the needed time for completion. The New Course will reopen for play between August 15 and Labor Day. Stay tuned for an exact date. It is anticipated that tee times could be made online. Arcis (the company that manages our amenities) typically views unused (unbooked) tee times as “inventory,” that can be purchased by outside golfers — all to the benefit of our POA income. (Here is a link to the “Arcis Advantage” in managing White Bluff Resort.)
Restoration of the Old Course will be complete in late September or early October — and it will reopen for play at that time. The planting of sprigs on the greens was delayed due to lake level, pump and pipes. All is moving along well at this time. The Old Course Pro Shop will need a bit of renovation and the Board is looking at that now.
Great news on property owner golf rounds! 36 rounds per year per lot (up to two lots) for 2019 and 2020 will continue as before — maximum of 72 rounds per year per.
The Practice Ranges on both courses continue to be open. However, until each course opens, there will be no range balls sold. Those using the Practice Ranges must use and collect their own balls.
Storm damage has been repaired and the marina is open. However, the Army Corps of Engineers has yet to issue the lease to White Bluff. When this rather slow process is complete, the POA will then spend the necessary dollars to do other improvements. The Board is ready to go on these improvements once the lease is finalized.
Learn More About White Bluff Homes and Lots for Sale
White Bluff Resort was designed with beautiful golf courses and woodlands, set on the shore of Lake Whitney (225 miles of untouched shoreline). It is definitely an uncrowded resort set on about 4,500 acres. Plenty of room to grow without crowding. If you would like information about homes for sale or lots for building, please call Emily Morris, the #2 Realtor nationwide for LakeHomes.com. She is also the premier agent serving White Bluff Resort with the most listings, buyers and marketing on the lake. Call her at 254-694-1111. She will be happy to invite you to visit White Bluff and show you the resort and the lake. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com and on Facebook @LakeHomesLakeWhitney.
Looking for a lake home that doesn’t cramp your family’s lifestyle? One with plenty of room for waterskiing, jetskiing, sailing, fishing and swimming? Lake Whitney is the one North Texas lake that opens up a world of uncrowded — and affordable — possibilities to you.
Overview of Lake Whitney
“Lake Whitney is just west of Hillsboro on I-35 and is a very scenic lake with limestone cliffs, rolling hills, and clear blue water. Lake Whitney was authorized by Congress for the primary purpose of flood control, water conservation, and hydroelectric power generation. Construction was completed by the Corp of Engineers in 1951 at a cost of $41 million. A total of 17,656 square miles of the Brazos River’s watershed feeds into Whitney. Lake Whitney offers some of the best outdoor recreation in Texas with excellent lake front camping and lodging, good fishing, nearby hunting, and perfect conditions for boating. The clear water, scenic bluffs, protected coves, and unusually smooth water (primarily due to light boat traffic) are perfect for boaters. “
If you want to learn more about Lake Whitney and possibly White Bluff Resort, call the well-recognized Lake Whitney Expert, Emily Morris. She is the #2 agent nationwide with LakeHomes.com. She lives at and loves Lake Whitney and helps many folks find their dream lake home — at a price they can afford. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com
While play on the New Course has been ongoing during some of the renovation period, the New Course and the Old Course are now closed for the final steps in the process.
Per reports from the White Bluff POA and our Golf Courses Superintendent, Gregg Fjelland, we are getting closer to our golf courses reopening later this summer. We are completing the sprigging process of our greens. “From that point it’s usually 60-90 days before we would open them for play. With that being said, we are looking for a mid to late August opening as a best-case scenario. We will open them when they are strong and healthy enough to handle the traffic.”
What Has Been Done
*Our new irrigation central computer has been installed with an updated antenna system that has helped immensely. *Sprinklers are being raised and leveled and new nozzles being installed to help the sprinklers to be as efficient as possible. *Drainage projects are underway such as 17 on the New Course and are already working well. *Stump grinding was completed for the first go around as we eliminated 161 old stumps from both properties and POA areas. *40 greens have been reconstructed. *90 Billy Bunkers have been constructed. *161 dead and diseased trees have been removed. Oak wilt continues to be a problem. *2 pump stations have been renovated and new control systems have been installed. *14 forward tees have been constructed to date. *$1 million in new golf maintenance equipment has been leased for 6 years *The courses should open with the new greens in late August. *Projects including the sodding of debilitated turf areas will be completed while the courses are closed.
A very busy time for us begins now through the summer months as we work to get the best product for our homeowners as possible. We look forward to our courses again being some of the best in North Texas.
We are so happy to have our grill reopen on the New Course. Mulligan’s (formerly Trophy Grill) has been completely refurbished and is welcoming guests to White Bluff Resort.
With a totally new kitchen, including pizza oven, the grill sports a brand new look as well — fashioned after the famous St. Andrew’s in Scotland. There is plenty of room with seating for 70 inside and more seating on the patio overlooking the New Course. The bar has been redesigned with more seating as well. And a covered kiosk with pass-through was added outside for golfers to order from the patio.
Although owned and operated by the White Bluff Property Owners, Mulligan’s is managed and staffed by Arcis (arcisgolf.com), a company well versed in managing golf and dining facilities. The new chef, Matthew Lessing, was brought down from Dallas, where he was Line Chef at the Cowboys Golf and Country Club, Ring of Honor Kitchen & Bar. Chef Matt has a Culinary Arts degree from the Culinary Institute at Platt College. He is a registered member of the ACF (American Culinary Federation). Membership requires hours of training and on-the-job experience and means he is held to a higher standard of food service and preparation. He is looking forward to moving to Whitney in the near future.
Mulligan’s is currently open Thursday through Sunday. Thursday-Friday-Saturday for meals, 11am – 7:30 pm. (Bar stays open later). Sundays, it is open for dining 11 am – 3 pm.
A few new items to report on the progress being made to restore the amenities at White Bluff.
The Bluff Point Condos.
We recently received an update from the Board of Directors that these rental condos are now completely renovated (inside and out) and available for rental. $150/night for property owners and $200/night for non-property owners. Reservations can be made through the POA office – 254-694-WPBO. Here is a link to the letter we received and a list of improvements made to the units. They are beautiful, on the Old Course across from the Club House.
Besides the golf courses, pools, RV parks and tennis courts , the Property Owners Association owns dozens of amenities throughout the Resort. Many are open and available for use; others require renovation before they can be available. (Remember, the POA only acquired the Resort from the developer last fall. Much was in disrepair and is being taken care of at this time.) You can link to a page on the POA website that provides specifics as to what we own and whether it is open at this time.
Sometimes folks think that a listing agent or prominent realty name from a nearby metroplex will help their home sell faster. Some may think the “locals” are not savvy enough to do the job. Not necessarily so. Look local first.
What “Big City” Agents Don’t Know
They probably do not know YOUR housing market as well as they may know their city market. If you are in the Lake Whitney market, you can be pretty sure the city agents don’t get out here much.
Has your agent been to your home? Have they toured White Bluff and/or the general Lake Whitney home areas? Do they stay on top of the progress being made at White Bluff?
Has he or she ever listed, personally shown or sold a home at Lake Whitney — driven around or talked to people here?
Do they understand why the Lake Whitney market is unique and quite different from other North Texas lakes?
Will that agent personally bring potential buyers down here to see your home? Or will they try to get someone local to do the job they should be doing?
Will there even be a lockbox on your door — or will it be a common metroplex type of system that agents must pay to use in order to show your home? (That has happened here and the home was never shown until Emily Morris called the metroplex agent to tell them why it was not being shown. Turned out that agent didn’t want to make the trip to Lake Whitney to put on a lockbox — she had Emily take care of it for her! Is that the kind of agent you want for your home?)
Lake Whitney Properties Need a Lake Whitney Expert
We live on and own property on this lake. We have marketed local homes throughout the lean years and the very good years. We understand this market like no one else from outside the area really can.
We are Lake Whitney experts — we know the rules and regulations that apply to lake area and White Bluff Resort properties. We know about the fishing here. We know the marinas, the restaurants, the lifestyle out here. And, most important, we know the people out here.
LakeHomes.com is our broker — the largest nationwide broker for lake properties — the one most lake home shoppers go to when they start looking for a lake home. Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney is the local, onsite agent who helps clients benefit from the nationwide marketing (not just listing, but actual marketing) done by LakeHomes.com. With nationwide marketing taken care of, we manage the local and statewide marketing for our clients.
Call Us First. 254-694-1111
Go ahead and compare agents — local and metroplex. But be sure to ask the right questions and that you are getting honest answers. Don’t let your home languish on the market under a “big city agent’s” sign. Get your home listed, shown and sold by the Lake Whitney experts — Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney.