Who We Are
With minimal changes to the original historic home, the addition of 8,000 square feet of space, 36 holes of championship golf on the Live Oak and Blackjack Oak courses, tennis courts, pools and additional event space, the Club quickly became the center of activities for the residents of the developing Fair Oaks Ranch Community.
A Texas Hill Country Club
The rolling terrain, native oak trees, wildlife and wildflowers of Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club exemplify nature’s best work, enhanced by the truly exquisite golf and tennis environment at our Club. The Club opened its doors in 1978, using the original 14,000-square-foot ranch home of Ralph E. Fair Sr., an internationally known oilman and rancher, as the center of the Club. The home, built in the 1930s, is constructed with native Texas Hill Country river rock and contains about 20,000 square feet of spacious high-ceiling rooms, offering one of the most unique and beautiful club facilities in the Southwest.
As the residential community grew into the City of Fair Oaks Ranch (incorporated in 1988), the Club created an oasis and a home away from home for the residents, Members and guests.
Voted “The Best Overall Family Value Country Club” for three years by AvidGolfer magazine and “The Best Overall Country Club” in 2008 in the Boerne Star, Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club has become San Antonio’s premier family-oriented country club, known for its impeccable and personalized service, warm and friendly staff, full-service facilities and amenities, and an active and vibrant membership community.
Whether you're part of an active family or you're a busy professional with a passion for sports and social activities, we provide facilities and features to meet all your needs. With exceptional programming, business and social events, Members build lifelong relationships and develop a network of connections that lead to personal fulfillment and invaluable family memories.
Join your fellow Members for fun and competitive Club-hosted tournaments. This is Club spirit at its finest.
Build your network of business and social connections at our special Member events. Our Members include local professionals, civic and community leaders and other influential people to enhance your circle of friends.
Kids & Family
We offer programs for kids of all ages and their families. From sports teams and leagues to special dining events and fun activities, we have something for every member of your family.
Our programs are designed to enrich your life with cultural, educational and business-oriented events to match your interests. Enjoy guest speakers, professional seminars, and special Member clubs and events.
We enjoy celebrating holidays at the Club. Watch our calendar for special traditions and events, as well as holiday dining features. We're also ready to help you host the perfect party with catering for any occasion.
When Mr. Fair Sr. was 14 years old, he ran away from home in California to work in the oil business. In the 1920's, he went to Germany and Russia to help them develop oil refineries. In World War II, all of the refineries were bombed and Germany took over. This is when he came to Texas and started developing oil refineries here. He married a lady from California and they had three children. Mr. Fair moved to Dallas, Texas and married his second wife. They bought this ranch in 1939 when it was a small house. There was a fire in the '50's. This is when they remodeled it into a 13,000-square-foot home. Ralph Jr. grew up here and had three daughters. In 1978, the first clubhouse was opened which is now our tennis shop. In 1980, Ralph Jr. built his house and moved out of the Ranch House and made it into what is now Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club. The Club opened in November of 1978. In 1987, Ralph Jr. sold the Club to Robert Dedman, then the owner of ClubCorp of America.
This building looks like a garage because it was the carriage house where Mr. Fair stored his carriages. Above the garage is where the caretaker lived and now functions as our accounting offices. In the breezeway is where the maid's quarters were located. In the house to the left of the golf shop was the gardener's house. We use this for golf club storage for our Members.
This was Mrs. Fair's original greenhouse. This also has a fireplace.
This is between the greenhouse and the golf shop. We now use this for storage.
Battle Intense Monument
Mr. Fair raised Pole Herefords (these are the red & white cows with no horns.) This monument was for Mr. Fair's favorite Hereford. He buried all of his special animals here on his Ranch. This monument was brought to the clubhouse with Mr. Fair's approval. Battle Intense is the Men's Golf Association's largest invitational of the year.
The boardroom was Mrs. Fair's bedroom; the offices were the dressing rooms. The membership director's office was Mrs. Fair's dressing room. The event coordinator's office was a bathroom.
Men's Locker Room
This was the only room added on when the house was turned into the Club.
The Fireside Grill is Mr. Fair's master bedroom. This is now the location of our Kids Court.
This was the breakfast room. There are service bells on the walls and there is one on the floor located at booth height by the outlets under the windows.
This was Mr. Fair's game room. There are the original pool table lights and pool sticks in this room. Mr. Fair used to have gambling upon occasion and when he saw the law coming up the drive, he would hide his poker tables in his hideaway slot behind the double doors. One of Mr. Fair's friends was Clark Gable. Now this room is used for fine dining.
The basement was Mr. Fair's winery, meat storage and family room. It has the largest fireplace in the house. Currently is used for staff purposes.
This is located between the sitting area, which was the Fair's living room and the Veranda, then a porch.
Main Dining Room
This was Mr. and Mrs. Fair's main dining room that still have the original chandeliers. A local German who lived in Boerne carved the wood trim. The walls are 21-1/2 inches thick. The doors on each side of the fireplace were designed for the Fair's to step out on and greet their guests.
This used to be two bedrooms with an open porch. The wall has been taken out, a bar put in and the porch has been enclosed into an atrium. Dining is available Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 9pm.
The ballroom was built in the early 90's. We use this for weddings, banquets, etc. It holds 300 people.
This was the Fair's front porch. This is the most popular eating area among our Members. This is our fine-dining with a strict business attire dress code, open Thursday-Sunday.
Located adjacent to the family pool and is open seasonally.
This was the Fair's guesthouse. Tennis has its own locker rooms, which were the bedrooms of the guesthouse. There are 13 lighted tennis courts and 4 pickleball courts.
There are a total of 36 holes. Both courses are a full 18 holes. Our greens are tiff dwarf Bermuda and our turf and fairways are overseeded with winter rye 85% of the year.
Looking out the Veranda - Live Oak starts on the right-hand side with hole No. 1, leading around counter-clockwise with hole No. 10 on the left side. There is a putting green, driving range and chipping green just outside the Tavern, then finally the 18th hole.
This course is on the opposite side of the road in front of the club.
There are two putting greens: one is outside the Tavern and the other is across the street at Blackjack.
Clubhouse Dress Code
Men, women and children should be dressed appropriately at all times.
- Informal attire is permitted in the Mixed Grille, Trophy Room, Pine Room and Oak Leaf Lounge.
- No sleeveless shirts for men or boys.
- Swimming suits and bare feet are not permitted in any part of the main Club except for the wet areas in the locker rooms.
- Shorts and jeans are prohibited in the evenings on the Veranda and in the main dining room except when dining on Sunday evenings.
- Shorts and jeans are also prohibited for Sunday brunch.