The Old and New Courses will feature new greens and bunkers
WHITNEY, Texas (Aug. 20, 2019) – After a total renovation of their greens and bunkers, the two golf courses at White Bluff Resort are preparing to re-open.
Wrapped along the shores of Lake Whitney, The Old and New Courses were designed by 13-time PGA Tour winner Bruce Lietzke and are part of a 3,450-acre golf resort community. The New Course features water on 16 of its 18 holes, while The Old Course showcases significant elevation changes and expansive views of the Texas hillsides.
The renovation included total turf replacement to Tifeagle Bermuda on all 36 greens, while the bunkers were reworked for improved drainage and filled with all-new bunker sand. Each course also has its own full-length driving range, chipping green, and practice bunker and putting green.
The New Course opens to the public on Friday, August 30, with a four-person team scramble, preceded the day before by a clinic and players party. Special guest, professional golfer Chip Beck, dubbed “Mr. 59” for being the second person ever to achieve this elusive milestone in an 18-hole round, PGA Tour event, will conduct the clinic and play a par-3 hole with each foursome in the scramble. Entry fee, which includes the clinic, party, and round of golf, is $100 per person.
“The POA Board and community looks forward to showcasing our challenging and beautiful golf courses and the total renovation of White Bluff’s many amenities,” said Leonard Critcher, President, White Bluff Property Owners Association. “We welcome our neighbors from the surrounding communities and believe that they are going to be very impressed by this all-new White Bluff experience, including access to Lake Whitney, pools, marina, racquet sports, and dining.”
On Saturday, August 31 through Labor Day Monday, September 2, weekend green fees of $55 for non-property owners will be in effect. Starting in September, the New Course will be open from Tuesday through Sunday. Regular non-property owner green fees will be $45 weekdays and $55 weekends.
The Old Course, which currently is in grow-in phase, is expected to open in late September.
Stay-and-play packages are available for under $100 per day during the week. Among the lodging options are cabins located near the 16th green of the New Course equipped with
full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a covered patio area with charcoal grill and picnic table. There also are condos near the 18th green of the Old Course outfitted with full kitchen, patio area with table/chairs and a charcoal grill, and a small upstairs balcony that overlooks the course.
The Resort also recently reopened its St. Andrews-inspired restaurant Mulligan’s, which offers
panoramic views of the New Course from floor-to-ceiling windows. The hand-crafted, burlwood bar serves a variety of craft beers, wines, and specialty cocktails, while the food menu features a wide array of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrees, and daily specials.
White Bluff is managed by Arcis Advantage, the management division of Dallas-based Arcis Golf, which owns or manages 18 clubs in Texas and is the second-largest owner and operator of golf facilities in the United States, with a presence in 14 states from coast to coast.