Of course, we, who live at Lake Whitney, have known this all along. But it is still a well-kept secret up in the DFW metroplex and down in Houston. Property and homes at Lake Whitney are much more affordable than other lakes around Texas.
It is the rural environment of this lake that makes it most appealing for weekend homes — and for those who can move away from the city and enjoy a quieter, peaceful way of life. Lake Whitney is uncrowded — not overrun with homes, boats and traffic.
Best Outdoor Recreation in Texas
According to TexasOutside.com, Lake Whitney is the 4th largest lake in Texes — 23,500 acres with 225 miles of shoreline. “Lake Whitney offers some of the best outdoor recreation in Texas with excellent lakefront 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.”
Cleanest Lakes in Texas.
USA Today lists Lake Whitney among the cleanest lakes in Texas. “Lake Whitney is one of the lesser-known lakes in Texas, which is hard to believe considering how beautiful it is….this is the perfect sport for swimming, camping, fishing and other lake activities.” March 15, 2018
Come out to Lake Whitney this spring. Enjoy its particularly beautiful sunsets and see how affordable living here can be. Call Emily Morris, Realtor, for a tour. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com
Several builders, known for their high quality homes, are currently building spec homes in gated White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney. Call Emily Morris, Realtor and owner of Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney, for more information and to see these homes as they are being built. Call 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com.
Here are some updates on the building progress:
13028 Eagles Nest Drive on White Bluff Resort Old Course.
Custom home builder, Paul Hamilton, has returned to White Bluff with beautifully appointed homes. Still time to add your special touches,
Stonewood Loop — Signature Hole on White Bluff Resort New Course
Getting close to completion, this red-bricked custom home by Rumfield Custom Homes sits on the Signature Hole of the New Course.
Misty Ridge Drive — Signature Hole on White Bluff New Course
This beautiful home by Rumfield Custom Homes overlooks the Signature Hole from above the pond and fairway. An exceptional location for a home with a golf course view.
Call Emily Morris, Realtor, for more information about these homes. 254-694-1111.
BOUTIQUE SHOPPING. WINE TASTING. Enjoy our Lake Life!
Living the Lake Life.
Located between Ft. Worth and Waco, Lake Whitney is an inviting lake community with more to offer than a boat launch. You will find exciting fishing opportunities, safe boating waters, affordable homes and a lovely small town filled with delightful shops and boutiques.
Begin your exploration of Lake Life at Lake Whitney by coming down for a visit. Check in to Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney (5528 FM933) across from the White Bluff Resort gate. Emily Morris, Realtor, can give you great information about homes and property around the lake, including White Bluff Golf Resort.
Stay and Play at Lake Whitney.
White Bluff Resort offers condos, log cabins and two RV parks for visitors. Emily Morris can give you more information about arranging an overnight stay. The Resort offers two championship golf courses, a marina, four pools and dining at Mulligan’s on the New Course. The golf courses are open to the public; overnight guests can use other amenities.
Shop Downtown Lake Whitney
Browse for ladies wear at several shops, gift items, holiday decor, farmhouse furniture and decor, as well an antiques and collectibles. Oh, yes, you can also find a local winery shop in downtown Whitney. Be sure to check on the shop websites for hours as many stores only keep weekend hours. Here are a few of the Whitney shops.
TheFarmhouse Store.215 N. Brazos Street. You’ll recognize it by the giant Farm House sign on the side of the building. Crystal Stewart opened her shop in 2020, featuring custom furniture, handmade furniture and upscale Farmhouse-style decor and accessories.
A Daughter’s Dream. 201 N. Colorado Street. Just a block over from The Farmhouse Store. Teresa Wyatt has offered a beautiful selection of women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories for nearly four years. Gift items for all occasions and splendid holiday decor round out her offerings. But a big feature is Teresa’s knack for beautifully wrapping each purchase, making every shopper feel special. Plus she adds a homebaked cookie!
Juniper Cove Winery. 101 W. Washington Street. The tasting room for this local vineyard opened in 2020 and met with great success. It offers wine pairing events, wine tastings, and also some light sandwiches along with its wine selections.
The Rustic Heart. 108 W. Washington Street. This eclectic shop offers a wide variety of clothing for ladies and children, as well as decor items, gifts and antiques. Truly a fun shop in which to browse as you work your way around downtown Lake Whitney.
Loretta’s Stitch N Stuff. 112A W. Washington. Loretta opened her full-service quilting shop about two years ago with her granddaughter. She offers a beautiful variety of quality fabrics, notions and all things for quilting. She also does long-arm quilting on site.
More Whitney Shops and Recreational Choices
Brazos Street Market. 207 N. Brazos St. You’ll enjoy browsing this large store filled with antiques, collectibles, furniture, Texas decor and more.
I Can Only Imagine. Brazos Street. A newer shop in downtown Whitney features a nice mix of collectibles, decor, gifts and custom accessories.
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.
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.
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.
Our POA has selected a highly qualified company to manage our two golf courses and amenities here at White Bluff. And thus far, Arcis Golf, has a highly successful record of managing large resort properties around the country. We are confident we will become a “Destination” golf resort in North Texas.
Link here to see the latest news from Arcis regarding our partnership with them.