Golf Course Review WhiteStone Golf Club Benbrook Texas
Reviewed by: livegolf, Dallas, TX
Whitestone turned out to be a bit of a surprise find. It is a mid-level course located on the edge of Fort Worth. I read positive reviews recently and that was my experience as well.
Whitestone is Jeff Brauer and Jay Morrish design located towards the last of the urban sprawl, out near where the prairie seems to begin. While the topography at Whitestone isn’t dramatic (like most of North Texas) it allows for a nice setting for the course. A creek that runs through the course is the main feature – which also seems to be a North Texas theme – but you do get a couple prairie views and a little elevation change.
I played the blue tees which are 73.1/131/6615. I’ll admit Whitestone isn’t “easy”, but I didn’t find it super tough either, besides a large number potentially lurking out there on a handful of holes. I found there to be plenty of space off the tee. The creek is hidden in some spots so it is better to be more conservative than aggressive with your distances if playing here for the first time.
I think the best holes at Whitestone are the par-3’s, especially the 5th, 11th and 17th because they all had some character. The 5th plays across a pond and with the wind gusting I was very proud to pick the right club and get it pin high! The 11th plays downhill at least a club and the green was framed by some bunkers and the prairie while the 17th is surrounded by mature trees.
Conditions were solid with the exception of about half the bunkers which they are re-doing. If you live in Fort Worth this is probably worth a play.