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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.6

The Blackjack Oak Course is one of two courses at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club. Located in scenic Texas Hill Country, the club is in Boerne, only a few minutes from San Antonio. Both courses feature large, undulating greens and towering trees that line the narrow fairways. The scenic landscape is dotted with ponds and creeks that come into play throughout where golfers can often catch a glimpse of deer and other wildlife. The rolling terrain and abundant trees on both courses demand accuracy, but the Blackjack Oak Course has a reputation for being more difficult. Fair Oaks Ranch also has a driving range, three putting greens, and a chipping green with practice bunkers for golfers to use.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7000 yards 74.6 129
Blue 72 6494 yards 72.0 125
White 72 5870 yards 69.1 119
White (W) 72 5870 yards 73.9 123
Red (W) 72 5236 yards 70.1 113
Scorecard for Blackjack
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.8/135 560 368 221 407 418 558 171 422 457 3582 543 396 366 183 385 576 382 172 415 3418 7000
Ranch M: 73.2/134 530 368 200 407 418 558 142 395 403 3421 534 370 366 158 385 576 337 172 359 3257 6678
Blue M: 72.4/132 530 356 200 390 399 540 142 395 403 3355 517 370 345 158 354 552 337 147 359 3139 6494
Oaks M: 70.9/124 530 328 171 390 363 540 142 365 368 3197 492 370 345 124 354 487 337 147 330 2986 6183
White M: 69.5/121 W: 71.7/127 480 328 171 343 363 513 129 365 368 3060 492 325 322 124 315 487 296 119 330 2810 5870
Red M: 66.5/117 W: 70.5/124 423 283 123 319 310 480 87 320 332 2677 437 276 287 115 278 467 277 100 322 2559 5236
Handicap 11 13 15 5 9 3 17 1 7 8 4 10 16 14 2 6 18 12
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 5 15 9 11 1 17 3 13 10 12 4 16 14 2 6 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1978) Denis Griffiths (1978) Ron Kirby

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.

Reviews

4.6
5 Reviews (5)
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5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Austin Advisor
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
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
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

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