Heritage Ranch near Dallas: Not your typical Arthur Hills golf course



FAIRVIEW, Texas -- Generous fairways, superb conditioning and a layout that doesn't bring homes into play make for a winning formula at Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club, located north of Dallas.

The nearly 7,000-yard, par-72 golf course has six sets of tees, all the way down to 4,000 yards, making it playable for every level of golfer. No forced carries and fairways that seem as wide as they are long make this course very forgiving, perfect for the retirement community that surrounds this daily-fee golf course.

But for good players, going low isn't necessarily a given. While this isn't your typical Arthur Hills golf course -- risk-reward on every shot -- the greens can be tricky to read, making it difficult to sink a lot of putts, especially 5- to 6-footers. But the par 5s, especially with the wide fairways and lack of overwhelming length, definitely provide scoring opportunities. In short, Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club is fun.

Jun 02, 2014



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Mike Bailey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in the Houston area. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 20 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @Accidentlgolfer.