Welcome to Fair Oaks Ranch, Boerne, TX
About Fair Oaks
Once a Ranch
The city of Fair Oaks Ranch evolved from several parcels of land acquired by oil man Ralph Fair, Sr. during the 1930s. The working ranch was first a center for Mr. Fairʼs racehorse operation and then Mr. Fair established a registered Hereford cattle operation including a cutting-edge artificial insemination program.
Through The Years
The ranch developed its own Hereford bloodline from a bull named Battle Intense and, today, the renowned bovine is given tribute at an annual golf tournament bearing his name. After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, the family decided to develop a portion of the ranch as a residential community in 1975. In 1978, the 14,000 sq. ft. Fair home became a country club and to this day remains a focal point for social activity on The Ranch.
In 1985, the very active Fair Oaks Ranch Homeowners Association (FORHA) considered incorporation as a Class A General Law municipality. Under the leadership of founding fathers: Boots Gaubatz, Bob Herring, and Don King, a complicated process ensued.
Ultimately, the City incorporated on January 21, 1988. Today, the original 5,000 acres are blending well with the newly acquired ETJ from San Antonio. The City strives to preserve the beauty of the area, its quality of life, and the unique history surrounding the land.
Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club
Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club has a unique clubhouse, which was the original 1930s ranch home of oilman and rancher Ralph E. Fair Sr. Now, it is home to two championship 18-hole golf courses, 14 lighted tennis courts, a pool, fitness facility and dining options.