Review & Rating of Horseshoe Bay Resort's Whitewater Putting Course
We haven't played this course yet but we did walk most of the holes to get a feel for what it's like - and it's fantastic. Whitewater Putting Course is adjacent to Horseshoe Bay Resort and it's an 1712 yard par 72 course that you play with a putter!
The holes range from 62 yards to 132 yards and there are 4 par 5s, 4 par 3s, and 10 par 4s just like a regular course. You'll encounter some dog legs left and right, cascading creeks, slight up and down fairways, and several sand bunkers.
But best of all is the scenery - waterfalls, colorful flowers, exotic birds, a variety of shrubs and trees, fountains, and more. Very well done and a competitive challenge!
Horseshoe Bay Resort is also home to four other private courses, three of which are available for play by guests who stay at the resort. Slick Rock, Ram Rock, and Apple Rock are all on our list of the Best Resort Courses in Texas, where you will find links to our reviews and ratings of each course.
Rates: $15.00 to $15.00
Service is good and the putter rentals are high quality. The check-in area also has several arcade games.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.