Posted in Golf Courses, Lake Whitney TX, Uncategorized, White Bluff Resort

White Bluff Golf Courses Near Completion

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.”

Sprigging is a manual process.

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.

Posted in Golf Courses, Resort Management, White Bluff Resort

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.

Posted in Resort Management, White Bluff Resort

POA-Owned Property in White Bluff

The acquisition of White Bluff Resort by the Property Owners Association in September 2018 resulted in POA ownership of land and amenities within the resort. Here is a list of those properties. To access the links, go to this page on the POA website.

Posted in Lake Whitney TX, White Bluff Resort

Hidden Gems in White Bluff

With over 3,500 acres bordering Lake Whitney, White Bluff Resort is far from crowded. It is, in fact, filled with woodlands, ponds, streams and a couple of small interior lakes. The Resort itself — and its casual living environment — is a hidden gem in North Texas. But the Resort has a few hidden gems within its woodlands.

The Resort had been a ranch at one time and it is home to two cemeteries. Take a look at some of the hidden gems of days gone by.

Old Line Shack. Likely used by ranch hands to tend the cattle at night.
Inside view of Line Shack
Close up of Line Shack window.
Neal Bones Family Cemetery – a Small Cemetery in White Bluff

Fenced area inside Small Cemetery
The extent of Neal Bones Cemetery. 
NOTE: This little cemetery used to be maintained until recent years.
Fort Graham Cemetery in White Bluff
Posted in Golf Resort on Lake Whitney, Lake Whitney TX, Overview of White Bluff, White Bluff Resort

Discover White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney

Welcome to White Bluff Resort

Located about an hour south of the DFW Metroplex, White Bluff Resort is a well-kept secret in North Texas. It is privately owned by the property owners and is professionally managed by a well-qualified company that specializes in resort and golf course management.

It spans approximately 3,500 wooded acres, with generous frontage and a marina on Lake Whitney. Here are some of the features that draw folks to White Bluff.

  • Lots vary from .25 acres to 5 or more, including equestrian lots.
  • Prices are very reasonable for North Texas.
  • Home sizes range from very modest to spectacular.
  • There are still a few lots available overlooking Lake Whitney.
  • Two golf courses designed by Bruce Leitzke. Both are undergoing significant upgrades including new greens.
  • Two pro shops.
  • Three lighted tennis and pickleball courts
  • Five swimming pools.
  • Full service marina with covered slips
  • Two RV parks for property owners and their guests.
  • Food and beverage amenities.
  • Gated entry, staffed 24/7 with security personnel
  • Community Room — Lone Star Room
  • Condos and log cabins available for rental
  • Two small interior lakes and creeks run through White Bluff
  • Well-designed children’s playground
  • Multi-denominational Chapel within the resort — White Bluff Chapel.
  • Plenty of groups for golf, cards, games, gardening, exercise, tennis, pickleball, crafts, charitable endeavors, wood carving, Bible study and much more.

The resort management company reports to a knowledgeable resident board of directors. One of their goals is to run the resort efficiently so that residents can enjoy all the benefits White Bluff has to offer.

NOTE: White Bluff Resort was acquired from the developer in September 2018. Many improvements and updates are underway. The New Course has reopened with temporary greens, as the new, rebuilt greens are settling in for play. The Old Course will be receiving major upgrading as well. Other amenities are being updated and will open soon.

Entry to White Bluff Resort
Gated Entrance to White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney.
24/7 Security Staff
White Bluff Marina on Lake Whitney
White Bluff Marina on Lake Whitney.
Old Course
The New Course at White Bluff

North Lake inside White Bluff Resort
North Lake — one of two small lakes within White Bluff Resort.
White Bluff Chapel
White Bluff Chapel.
Multi-denominational church within White Bluff Resort.
Cascade Pool and Lone Star Room
Waterfall Pool and Lone Star Room.
One of five pools within White Bluff Resort.
Cove between Bluffs on Lake Whitney
Beautiful white limestone bluffs on Lake Whitney.
Old Course with lake view
The Old Course has great views of Lake Whitney and the Marina.
Lake Whitney Dam
Lake Whitney Dam, located at the southern end of the lake.
Great Striper Fishing on Lake Whitney
Striper Fishing is kind on Lake Whitney. Guides are available to find the best fishin’ holes in the lake!
Covered Bridge on White Bluff Drive
White Bluff Drive — the main East/West road through the resort.,
Map of White Bluff Resort
An overview of White Bluff Resort.
Beautiful lake views and sunsets
So many great views of Lake Whitney from White Bluff Resort.
Turkeys, Deer and other wildlife abound in White Bluff
Wildlife abounds at White Bluff and adjacent Corps of Engineers properties.
Turkeys, Deer, Fox, Birds of all sizes and colors.
Lake Whitney -- 225 miles of shoreline over the Brazos River
Map of Lake Whitney.