Review of White Wing Club
Del Webb’s Sun City, which is a very active adult community in Georgetown is home to three very good golf courses that are open to the public – White Wing, Legacy Hills, and Cowen Creek. Each of three courses is a little different and unique and has its own personality and characteristics, for example:
Common to all three courses are near perfect conditions, fun and memorable holes, excellent practice facilities, clubhouses with a well stocked pro shop and dining options, and very good and friendly service.
Some of what makes White Wing Golf Club both fun and challenging is that it throws a little bit of everything at you which means you’ll need to deploy some good course management skills, favor accuracy over distance, make some tough shots, and study the greens carefully. You’ll encounter wide open to very tight tree lined fairways, strategically placed fairway bunkers, raised and well guarded greens, risk reward opportunities, dog legs left and right, trees in the middle of the fairway, slight uphill and downhill shots, forced carries, and challenging putting surfaces.
But don’t let that scare you, White Wing Golf Club is very fair, fun to play, and has some great holes, for example:
When we played White Wing Golf Club in September the fairways were in perfect condition and a joy to play. The first cut was manageable and after that you were lost in the natural area with a tough lie if you do happen find you ball. The fairways are all tree lined and most of the fairways on the front have homes set back where you’ll need to really spray the ball to land in a yard. Watch out for the heckling residents, the deer crossing the fairway, and the wild turkey – and I don’t mean the kind that the cart lady sells.
The greens at White Wing Golf Club were also in fantastic condition, very true, and ran at a good speed of between 9 to 10. They range in shape and size from average to huge. Practice putting before you head out because the greens are tough with lots of slope, contour, tiers, and valleys.
Around the greens are white sand bunkers with think, fine sand that is a joy to play out of - I got lots of practice and a fellow player wanted to bring my a beach chair. In fact, the sand is just like the white sand beaches at Destin and I spent more time in the bunkers than I did on the beaches at Destin. All the bunkers were well maintained and groomed, they range from small pot sized to some steep and deep monsters.
Bottom line - a great course with excellent conditions, and very reasonable rates.
Rates: $30.00 to $65.00
Service is very good, the clubhouse and grill are great, the practice facilities are good, and the pro shop is well stocked.
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.