White Bluff Resort Spring Update

White Bluff amenities

It is spring here at White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney. The bluebonnets are starting to bloom — renewing our landscape and our hearts with their beauty. White Bluff is also well into its renewal as a superior golf and lake resort — a commitment by our property owners and our POA.

Lodging.

One of three log cabins available for rental.

Our three log cabins, on the New Course at the Rustic Pool, are again available for rental. They have been updated and are already being reserved for visitors.

Our fully reburbished condos available for guest lodging.

Our condos, across from the Old Course Pro Shop, will be ready soon — furniture, new mattresses/box springs are being moved in.

Dining.

The New Course Clubhouse houses both a Pro Shop and the new Mulligan’s.

The former Trophy Grill on the New Course has been renamed to Mulligan’s and will be opening soon. Total renovation — from the kitchen to the bar to the dining area and the outside seating area — has been completed. A kiosk (snack bar) has been created for golfers as a convenience outside the dining area. New tables, chairs and dining booths have been installed, along with a red and green tartan plaid sofa and arm chairs in front of the fireplace. (The dining room will now seat 70.) Three flat-screen TVs will be installed. The bar has been extended and a new inlaid hickorywood bar top put in place. A pizza oven has been installed and I hear we can enjoy pizza made from a propriety recipe shared only with us. Can’t wait! Arcis Golf, the management company selected by our POA, is in the process of interviewing candidates for management of Mulligan’s. In addition, the restrooms have been total renovated and updated.

Marina.

White Bluff’s Marina has continued to be open. Slip leases are being renewed and additional covered slips are still available.

Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar

The Lighthouse Deck (before its expansion and bandstand addition.)

The very popular Lighthouse deck has been repaired and stabilized. All railings have been replaced. Work has begun on building the new bandstand — folks here look forward to Friday night music there. Arcis Golf is addressing a plan for re-opening the Lighthouse facilities.



Two Golf Courses

We continue to receive detailed updates from our POA regarding the progress on renovating and improving our two golf courses. The New Course is substantially done and work has been progressing well on the Old Course. We have been able to play the New Course during its renovation. Both courses will be closed for the summer to allow for the finalization of the work — tee leveling, fairway aerification, sodding, fertilizing, chemical applications, irrigation repairs, drainage projects on numerous holes and growing in 39 greens.


Our Golf Course Superintendent, Gregg Fjelland, shared this comment: “I hope everyone understands that we want to give all property owners the best possible scenario when we open both courses in late summer. There will be many moving parts this summer and by closing for a short period, we can get our large to-do list completed.”

He also offers a special thanks to the many property owner/volunteers who initially helped get the courses cleaned up after the long shut-down by the developer. Just a reminder, we — the property owners — now own our resort and have elected a superior POA Board of Directors to lead us and the work that is being done here at White Bluff.

Visit White Bluff Resort This Spring.

We welcome you to come out to visit our resort and see how beautiful it is. About 4,500 acres of woodlands surround our golf courses, pools and homes. It is a beautiful and friendly community. If you are interested is a tour of our Resort — and have an RV or camper — call Emily Morris, Realtor at 254-694-1111. She can make accommodations for you at one of our two onsite RV campgrounds — and she will be happy to show you why we love living here. You can also visit our website at LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com.

NOTE: At this time WhiteBluffResort.com is not a functioning URL. Arcis Golf is working on this URL for our resort.

Lake Whitney — The Most Gorgeous Texas Lake

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.

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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.”

A Houston blogger, MommyPoppins.com, recommends Lake Whitney for family fun. (NOTE: We have plenty of Houston folks who have moved to Lake Whitney and others who have getaway homes here for weekend relaxation.)

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

Google lists Lake Whitney as one of the most scenic swimming lakes in Texas.

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

3 Open Houses in White Bluff Under $250,000

That’s right — three beautiful homes inside gated White Bluff Resort are for sale under $250,000! Open Saturday, February 23rd between 11 am and 2 pm. Priced just right for many home buyers! Call Emily Morris, Realtor, for details. 254-694-1111. Visit LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com.

Tai Chi and Pickleball at White Bluff

If they are not golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, horseback riding or bicycling, White Bluff residents are engaged in many activities here on the Resort, including Pickleball and Tai Chi.

Pickleball.

A group got started in mid-2018 and meets about twice a week as a group, but individuals can play more often. One of the tennis courts has been outfitted for Pickleball and the participants gladly volunteered do the work to get it ready for play. Equipment is available to use at the White Bluff court or people can bring their own.


White Bluff folks playing Pickleball.

The sport is the fastest-growing in the U.S., with more than 2.8 million players and a 12% increase in the past year, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Here is a link to information about the sport of Pickleball.

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To get started, call or email Jody Yarbro:
254-717-1557. jhyarbro@gmail.com.



Tai Chi.

A new 2019 group in White Bluff is Tai Chi instruction. Meets every Sunday at 1 pm in the Lone Star Room. A professional Tai Chi instructor conducts the class — which averages 12 to 20 (depending on participant schedules). Each class is $10/person for an hour of instruction. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that is appropriate for any age and most any physical condition. It promotes balance, mental concentration, muscle strengthening and general flexibility. Besides stretching and gentle movements, Tai Chi incorporates meditation and controlled breathing. Here is a link to the benefits of Tai Chi and details of how Tai Chi differs from other forms of exercise.

Tai Chi Class in session at Lone Star Room.

Contact Tish Robinson to sign up for Tai Chi: tish@tishrobinson.net or text 262-893-3954.

Camping and Trail Rides Around Lake Whitney

Stables & Trail Rides

Miracle Ranch and Stables.  This is a well-recommended boarding stable in Whitney TX. https://www.facebook.com/miracleranchandstables/

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.

Lake Whitney Marina at Juniper CoveMarina/Cabins/RV Campground. RV Sites. New Cabins. Campground. All at the lake.

White Bluff Resort. RV parks, marina. Log cabins and condos for rent.

Egyptian Geese Now Make White Bluff Home.

Over the last couple of months, some new birds took up residence in the ponds at the entrance to White Bluff Resort. A pair of Egyptian Geese are sighted daily and they are unique in their appearance and presence.

According to birding sources, these birds originated in Egypt and were brought to this country for private collections. Apparently some escaped captivity and are thriving in the Houston area. We are lucky enough to now have a pair here at White Bluff.

Here are two links to learn more about these birds.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Nonnative-Egyptian-geese-are-thriving-in-Texas-6792849.php#photo-932171

https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/egygoo/introduction

Arcis Golf — Managing For Success At White Bluff Resort

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.

Market Update — Homes in White Bluff Resort and at Lake Whitney

Wondering if homes are selling in White Bluff or Whitney TX? What price range is selling faster? What agent is on top of the market for listings and sales?

This brief video report, with statistics provided by LakeHomes.com corporate research team, will give you the answers and much more.

White Bluff POA — New Office Location

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.



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