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Where is Lake Whitney? Where is White Bluff Resort?

Lake Whitney is barely an hour south of the DFW metroplex. An easy weekend location for golf, boating, fishing and family fun. The Chisholm Trail Parkway gets you here in less than an hour.

Lake Whitney offers 223 miles of shoreline. Quiet, uncrowded, pristine. It is the most affordable lake in North Texas. Lake Whitney is part of the Brazos River waterway.

White Bluff Resort is on Lake Whitney.

White Bluff Resort offers 2 golf courses, marina, lighted tennis courts, and an uncrowded lifestyle. Full-time residents and weekenders own most of the property. All lot and homeowners can take advantage of the amenities, including 36 rounds of golf per year. Home and lot prices are very reasonable compared to other lakes.

Lake Homes Realty at Lake Whitney is across from The White Bluff Gate.

We welcome you to our office any day of the week. Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm. We provide information about Lake Whitney, White Bluff Resort and Star Ranch. Call us. 254-694-1111. LakeHomesLakeWhitney.com
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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.

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Dining is Back at White Bluff

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.

Chef Matt Lessing with dining guest, Emily Morris. Note the Club Sandwich, one of Chef Matt’s specialties.

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.

Chef Matt’s Club Sandwich

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.

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The Latest on White Bluff Resort

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.

Log Cabins

White Bluff also offers three Log Cabins for rental. These have also been refurbished and rent for $125/night for property owners and $150/night for those who do not own property here. Link here for details about the Bluff Point Condos and the Log Cabin accommodations.

Amenities Owned by White Bluff POA

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.

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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

Posted in Birding, Home Market Update -- White Bluff and Lake Whitney, White Bluff Resort

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

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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.