Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club Review

Texas Outside Rating: 8.8

Golf - Public Course · 18 Holes · Par 72
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Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club Review

Review of Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club

Heritage Ranch Golf and Country club is located within a very nice adult community in Fairview. This Arthur Hills course was built in 2000 and meanders through gently rolling hills lined with homes or stately century old oaks and pecan trees.

The pro-shop is within a very impressive clubhouse with bar, restaurant, and a beautiful pool. The staff is friendly and attentive. This course is not going to disappoint you.

When we played the conditions (greens, fairways, and rough) were near perfect. The greens are true and the front nine greens seemed to have more undulation and slope and pin placement made some of them very challenging. A few of the greens are table top. if you hit and rolled off, you had a tough chip back up the hill. The fairways were rolling with berms, houses, and trees. The course is somewhat challenging due to some narrow approaches, berms, strategically placed bunkers and trees. To score well you need some good course management and accurate shot making.

Lakes with fountains, a beautiful par 3 with a natural spring stream and waterfall along the side, and scenic rolling hills make this course scenic as well as enjoyable to play.

Golfers of all skill levels should enjoy this course. It is a little pricey, but don't let that stop you making a tee time.

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Course Slope & Ratings

Tee Box Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 6,472 69.8 132
White 5,815 67.8 119
Gold 6,988 71.6 135
Red 4,910 69.6 124

Course Information

Course Architect:
Arthur Hills
Greens Type:
Tif Eagle
Greens Condition
Greens Difficulty
Fairway Condition
Course Map
Beware of water on 4 holes and the 50 sand traps.

Texas Outside Rating

Overall Rating:
8.8 out of 10
Fun to Play:
Front Nine Rating:
Back Nine Rating:


Approximate Weekend
$59.00 to $78.00


Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating

The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this:  links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses! 
Texas Outside rates courses on the following:

  • Beauty – tall trees, rolling hills, beautiful houses, waterfalls, and similar stuff would score high; a 1 would be flat, bushes or cactus instead of trees, and some grass but mostly weeds
  • Difficulty – a straight, 300 yard par 4 with no traps or hazards, no out of bounds or water would probably get a 1; if it is a 460 yard par 4 over two ravines, with water along one side, natural hazards on the other, strategically placed traps or that dreaded tree right in the middle of the fairway, we are talking a 10. 
  • Variety – what would you give a course where all the holes looked and played exactly the same (“I thought we just played that hole!”); were side-by-side, which is good for finding or dodging other people’s balls, but not much fun; and you can see the flag from every tee box?  That’s right, it gets a 1.
  • Fun Scale – a 10 is where you walk off the course and say “now that was fun” and you can’t wait to get back, or you immediately turn around and play another 18 holes
  • Value – a 5 is $50 to $60, a 10 is $20 to $30, and 1 is $200 or so – of course all of this is dependent upon how you liked the course.  For example, if a run down, boring municipal course, with six players on each hole was only $10; it would still get a value rating of 1.
  • Condition – this one’s pretty easy – what condition are the fairways. A 10 commands very lush perfectly manicured fairways, compared to a 1, which has fire ants, weeds, and more dirt than grass!
  • Condition of Greens and Difficulty – very hard to read greens with lots of undulation and tough pin placement, rate very high on the difficulty scale.  Condition is self-explanatory.  

All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course.  In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40.  We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.