Blackjack

Designer: Gary Player

Designed by golf legend, Gary Player, the Blackjack course at Fair Oaks is an 18-hole championship golf course. It starts within the communi…

Designed by golf legend, Gary Player, the Blackjack course at Fair Oaks is an 18-hole championship golf course. It starts within the community before opening up to a 9-hole stretch through the former hay field of the ranch. Holes 6 through 14 provide players a quiet reprieve from the noise of the surrounding area. The wind on this stretch of holes can provide a stiff challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

# 1 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 7 Women's 3

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 560

RANCH 530

BLUE 530

OAKS 530

WHITE 480

COPPER 423

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The opening hole is a double dogleg par 5 that requires accuracy on all shots. A well-placed drive will leave players a decision; either get aggressive and try to cut the corner and get home in two or take a fairway wood down the right to set up a wedge into the green.

# 2 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 5 Women's 5

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 368

RANCH 368

BLUE 356

OAKS 328

WHITE 328

COPPER 283

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

This short par 4 features a tree that divides the fairway from the tee. On the second shot, players will face a delicate approach shot into a green that’s guarded by two bunkers and thick rough.

# 3 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 17 Women's 15

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 221

RANCH 200

BLUE 200

OAKS 171

WHITE 171

COPPER 123

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The third is the longest par 3 at Fair Oaks and features one of the largest greens on the course. Two large bunkers protect the putting surface and a slope down the middle adds to the difficulty.

# 4 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 9 Women's 13

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 407

RANCH 407

BLUE 390

OAKS 390

WHITE 343

COPPER 319

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The fourth hole is a scenic par 4 where a tee shot down the left will leave about 150 yards in to a narrow green. Players ought to be careful not to hit their drive too far, though, sine the pond on the right comes into play around 100 yards from the green.

# 5 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 13 Women's 11

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 418

RANCH 418

BLUE 399

OAKS 363

WHITE 363

COPPER 310

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The ideal tee shot on the par 4 fifth is to the right of the fairway bunkers that guard the left side. Approach shots from the top of the hill will have to be accurate as this green is the smallest on the course.

# 6 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 1 Women's 1

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 558

RANCH 558

BLUE 540

OAKS 540

WHITE 513

COPPER 480

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

An accurate tee shot down the left side, avoiding the two fairway bunkers, is required on this par 5. On the second shot, players can either lay-up short of the creek about 100 yards from the green or try to attack the elevated green with a fairway wood. A penalty area left and three greenside bunkers will easily punish anything offline.

# 7 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 15 Women's 17

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 171

RANCH 142

BLUE 142

OAKS 142

WHITE 129

COPPER 87

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

A penalty area left and bunker right guard the green on the picturesque par 3. On the putting surface, a large slope in the middle will challenge even the best putters.

# 8 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 3 Women's 7

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 422

RANCH 395

BLUE 395

OAKS 365

WHITE 365

COPPER 320

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The landing area on this par 4 is protected by a fairway bunker on the right and a penalty area left. On the approach, players will have to navigate a mid-iron into an elevated and slopping green that’s surrounded by heavy rough, bunkers, and a penalty area.

# 9 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 11 Women's 9

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 457

RANCH 403

BLUE 403

OAKS 368

WHITE 368

COPPER 332

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The back nine opens like the front, with a par 5. Players must place their tee shot between the fairway bunkers on the left and deep rough on the right. The second shot plays over another fairway bunker around 100 yards from the green. Finally, the putting surface is guarded by heavy rough and two deep bunkers.

# 10 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 10 Women's 8

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 534

RANCH 534

BLUE 517

OAKS 492

WHITE 492

COPPER 437

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

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The back nine opens like the front, with a par 5. Players must place their tee shot between the fairway bunkers on the left and deep rough on the right. The second shot plays over another fairway bunker around 100 yards from the green. Finally, the putting surface is guarded by heavy rough and two deep bunkers.

# 11 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 12 Women's 10

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 396

RANCH 370

BLUE 370

OAKS 370

WHITE 325

COPPER 276

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The eleventh is a challenging, short and straight par 4. Player’s tee shots must navigate four fairway bunkers around an undulated landing area. This will leave a short iron into a shallow green that’s guarded by a bunker short, heavy rough long, and a penalty area to the left.

# 12 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 2 Women's 2

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 366

RANCH 366

BLUE 345

OAKS 345

WHITE 322

COPPER 287

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

Tee shots on the par 4 twelfth ought to be laid-up to the left. Players ought to leave themselves about 120 yards to the green to give themselves the best shot at the green. Approach shots play over a creek to a narrow green that slopes from back-to-front.

# 13 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 16 Women's 18

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 183

RANCH 158

BLUE 158

OAKS 124

WHITE 124

COPPER 115

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

A well-struck tee shot on this par 3 will leave a great chance at birdie. The large greenside bunkers and deep collection area behind the green have been known to turn good scores into bad ones.

# 14 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 14 Women's 12

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 385

RANCH 385

BLUE 354

OAKS 354

WHITE 315

COPPER 278

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The fourteenth is a straightforward par 4 that begins the home stretch. Tee shots ought to be places between the bunkers guarding both sides of the fairway. A short-iron will be left into a relatively easy green.

# 15 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 4 Women's 14

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 576

RANCH 576

BLUE 552

OAKS 487

WHITE 487

COPPER 467

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The final par 5 on the course is also the toughest on the property. Tee shots should be placed between the fairway bunkers on the left and out-of-bounds right. The second is a delicate lay-up to a narrow lading area that’s surrounded by bunkers, rough, out-of-bounds, and a penalty area. From there, players will face an approach of about 100 yards to a flat green that’s guarded by two bunkers.

# 16 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 8 Women's 4

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 382

RANCH 337

BLUE 337

OAKS 337

WHITE 296

COPPER 277

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

This beautiful dogleg left par 4 requires precise tee shot placement to be successful. After a well-struck tee shot, players will be left with a relatively short approach into the green that’s protected by bunkers, out-of-bounds, and a penalty area on the left.

# 17 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 18 Women's 16

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 172

RANCH 172

BLUE 147

OAKS 147

WHITE 119

COPPER 100

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The final par 3 is a beautiful downhill one to a fairly large putting surface. Some challenging pin positions can force the most aggressive players to aim for the middle of the green.

# 18 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 6 Women's 6

Yardage by Tee:

GOLD 415

RANCH 359

BLUE 359

OAKS 330

WHITE 330

COPPER 322

Slope:

Gold 74.8/135 Ranch 73.2/134 Blue 72.4/132 Oaks 70.9/124 White Men 69.5/121 White Ladies 75.5/135 Copper 71.7/127

Pro Tips

The finishing hole at Blackjack is an uphill par 4. A solid play off the tee is to aim between the bunkers. Approach shots play into a green that heavily sloped from back-to-front and is guarded by two bunkers.