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.
Draggin’ H Ranch. In Clifton, TX just one mile from the Lake Whitney Dam. Guided one-hour rides for $40/person. Group activities. Children under 10 not permitted on trail rides, but othr riding options are available for them. 940-329-9060
Campgrounds and Cabins
Thousand Trails — Lake Whitney RV Campground. Over 400 acres with RV sites, Campground and Rental Cabins.
Just an update that the White Bluff POA office has officially moved into the Administration Building within White Bluff. It is no longer in the building across from Security.
The new address is 20022 Misty Valley Road — turn from White Bluff Drive at the White Bluff Chapel. Phone is 254-694-9276. To find all information about the White Bluff Property Owners Association (POA), go to whitebluffpoa.com.
This is another step forward for White Bluff Resort. The POA Board has engaged Arcis Golf to manage the White Bluff golf courses, pro shops, restaurants/bars, lodging, marina and other amenities.
Arcis Golf is an industry leader in managing resort amenities and has incredible experience in establishing quality resort offerings, profitability of amenities and market expansion. Because of the unique nature of White Bluff, our POA Board believes an equally unique approach was needed to provide effective and proven management services.
Arcis is the second largest operator of golf courses across the country. It manages a number of Texas courses including eight in the DFW metroplex. Its Cowboy Golf Club earned “Best Overall Golf Club” in the metroplex by Avid Golfer Magazine. Details on the Arcis laurels can be found here.
In another positive move, the POA Board hired Associa, a leading provider of the financial aspects of operating a resort like White Bluff. This company is also an industry leader, with 40 years’ experience in managing community associations and property management. It can provide the growing technology solutions the resort needs.
With the recent transition of ownership of White Bluff to the property owners (from the developer), these two companies will provide the needed management services to continue the growth of the resort. Both will also help the resort generate profitability so that its amenities will generate a positive cash flow.
The POA Board issued a letter to White Bluff Property Owners on January 16, apprising them of these changes. You can find detailed information about the White Bluff POA and Board contact information at https://www.whitebluffpoa.com
Looking for more information about Lake Whitney? Here are a few pages that will give you what you need to know about Lake Whitney itself, including daily Elevations, Whitney Dam, Fishing, Boating, Swimming and Hunting at Lake Whitney.
According to Lake Homes Realty, the nation’s largest and only lake-focused real estate company, North Texas is a very desirable location for a lake home. But lakes located in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex are among the most expensive, averaging $1 million or more. Add taxes on top of that!
North Texas is desirable because of its moderate climate and lack of excessive humidity. But it is also more congested the closer you are to the Metroplex. That’s why folks are looking outside the Metroplex for more relaxed living.
Lake Whitney — Less Than an Hour from Ft. Worth
Lake Whitney, with its 225 miles of natural shoreline, is a perfect location for work, play or retirement. Located between Ft. Worth and Waco, it offers a small town atmosphere and tranquility, yet has easy access to the city. Ranches, woodlands, small and large homes surround Lake Whitney. In addition, a beautifully designed gated golf/lakefront resort borders the lake, which includes golf course homes, lake view homes, and equestrian properties on 3,500 acres.
Lake Homes Market Report (Fall 2018) cites Lake Whitney as having some of the most affordable homes. A full 57% of the homes on or at Lake Whitney are listed at UNDER $250,000. Another 27% are listed between $250,000 and $500,000. Yes, Lake Whitney offers homes up into the low $1 million range as well. But you can live the very nice lake lifestyle in a beautiful home for a much lower price than any other North Texas lake.