SPECTACULAR RESORT GOLF IN TEXAS
White Bluff Resort is Home to two 18 Hole Championship Courses
THE NEW COURSE
Open Thursday through Sunday
The New Course at White Bluff was designed by Bruce Lietkze and opened in 1998. This 18 is almost 200 yards longer than the Old Course and with a slope of 144 and rating of 75.5 it is the more demanding of the two White Bluff golf courses. This 18 is more traditional and characterized by tighter flatter fairways, tough and demanding approach shots from 150 yards and in, water on 16 holes, 30 huge bunkers, and smooth new in 2012 mini-verde greens. The front nine is fun as the first couple holes wind through the trees and the next few open up and feel like a links style course, and then back into the trees. Like the Old Course, this nine is your warm up for the back.
The back nine of the New Course is really fun and very challenging. The 10th hole, a 411 yard par 4 that dog legs right around a pond, is an example of this nine - accuracy and positioning are critical off the tee thanks to a narrow fairway that is lined by a horseshoe shaped pond on the right and tall side by side berms and trees along the left side leading to the fairway. The next 17 will give you more of the same - elevation changes, lots of water, steep faced big bunkers, forced carries, and more. This is a very memorable nine holes that is demanding but fair. And the greens on both nines are excellent - smooth, good speed, true, hold well, and good sized.
THE OLD COURSE
Saturday through Wednesday
White Bluff's Old Course was also designed by Bruce Lietkze and opened in 1992 and it is generally regarded as the easier of the two courses but also has the most scenic and hardest nine. At 6,866 yards with a slope of 74.6 and rating of 138 from the tips, the Old Course is no walk in the park and it demands some strategic shot accuracy off the tee box as well as on the approach shots plus you'll encounter some dramatic elevation changes, water, strategically placed bunkers, and lots of deer. The good news is that although the deer carefully analyze each and every swing very closely, they don't critique your shots, heckle you, or giggle among themselves when you dribble your ball down the fairway