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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7007 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.9

Located in Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club offers two 18-hole courses that are just minutes away from San Antonio. With a rolling landscape provided by the scenic Hill Country, the Live Oak Course at Fair Oaks Ranch is named after the towering, mature trees that are spread across its hilly terrain. There are large, undulating greens and trees strategically lining the narrow fairways. Ponds and creeks come into play on a few holes and there are numerous strategically placed bunkers. Although the course demands accuracy, it is considered the less difficult of the two golf courses at Fair Oaks Ranch.

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1993) Ron Kirby (1993) D. A. Weibring (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.6
5 Reviews (5)
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5.0
Top 250 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Expect more at a country club? FORG&CC provides.

There are two (2) courses at Fair Oaks Ranch; we played Blackjack. And no, none of us were members; I acquired a certificate to play here. Now you know you're in a country club when the men's locker room (complete with lockers, showers, etc) provides disposable razors, shampoo, lotion, soap, etc. They appeared to have a nice dining facility and great swimming pool etc for members. I'd certainly consider living and/or retiring here.

Play smart. This course has a number of holes where you might want to put that driver away and just pull out a 3-wood. Play the course or it'll play you. They narrow those flush fairways right about where you hit your driver. And do your best to place the ball left/right based on your next shot angle, etc. This course certainly has some nicely designed holes ... a little challenging especially with some forced carries. All in all, every aspect of this course was in fine shape -- tees, fairways, bunkers, greens, etc.

We did, however, raise an eyebrow to the deep first cut of rough. This Bermuda grass was so deep at times that we nearly lost balls within 6ft of the green! You had to walk right over it to see it. That's a bit too deep for being that close to the green. This isn't the US Open after all. Backing up our observation were the dozen plus cut balls lying around on a few holes that'd been dealt a final blow by the mowers. If only their owners could've found them and kept them in play for another day.

One thing to note is that you do NOT come back to the club house after nine (9) holes; you're completing the whole 18 accordingly. They do, however, provide some very nice bathroom accomodations on the course along with cups, ice machines, and cold water. Heck, they even made it a covered drive-thru for your cart (see pictures). Also, the beverage cart passed us at least three (3) times on this hot Thursday afternoon.

Some of the little things that I liked:
-- alignment stick provided alongside each bucket of balls on the driving range
-- fold down rain cover on golf carts
-- tall stone tee box yardage markers
-- sprinkler head yardage markers
-- pin placement cards in carts
-- nice wide cart paths in fine condition all around
-- plenty of water jugs on the course
-- several ball washers on the course

How can they improve? Well, one thing that I highly prefer at all courses is yellow/blue/white/red painted yardage stripes on the cart path. That really helps players make a quick decision on their upcoming club choice while still driving to their ball. Looking around for a sprinkler head wastes time.

To leave you on a positive note, my friend shot an 82 ... and I found more balls than I lost. :)

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

If you get a chance, play here!

I really enjoyed my time at Fair Oaks Ranch. I played both courses. Both were in fantastic shape for January and I would play both again in a heartbeat. Pace of play was good and everyone was very nice. I wish I had time to stay and eat, there Was something in their smoker that smelled amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great facility, can’t wait to return

I really enjoyed my time at Fair Oaks Ranch. I played both courses. Both were in fantastic shape for January and I would play both again in a heartbeat, but enjoyed Blackjack a little more. Pace of play was good and everyone was very nice. I wish I had time to stay and eat, there Was something in their smoker that smelled amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Just the Facts

This is a nice enough course, we played the Live Oak course only. It was our first time to play here, so we asked about where the driving range was located, where we would begin, and also if there was a starter there. Our questions were answered, and off we went. There was no mention that the driving range was closed. So, no warmup before playing. When we were sent on our way, we (party of two) were told the five -some in front of us were regulars who bet on their games. So, we were behind this group, waiting for 17 holes, when one had to return to the tee to hit again and we were in his way. THEN, we were allowed to play through, which was ridiculous at this point of the game. We were also told at one point during the day (loudly across the cart path from someone on the other side) that we (golf cart) were in a place that had been re-sodded(ground under repair) and shouldn’t be driving there. There was no sign or rope indicating(ground under repair) this, and since we had never been there, it was rude to expect people to know it. All in all, an enjoyable day, just have to overlook some people’s rude behavior.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

A Wet Round, But Enjoyed It

Played the course while visiting in the area. Pretty wet day, but we stuck it out for all 18. Good layout - interesting and enjoyable. We had been told that bunkers were under renovation, but the project hasn't start yet. Course in excellent condition. Recommend if in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate

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