Fairway Ranch is set up to be anyone's perfect recreational playground and is incredibly accessible from both Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplex areas. The ranch lays less than five miles off I35 at the Pauls Valley exit, just east of Pauls Valley Lake. With the Washita River running about a mile to the south and the lake nearer than that, Fairway Ranch sits in a perfect location when it comes to being able to support wildlife. Once an old golf course, this 270-acre ranch begins with rolling pastures that are meticulously maintained and surrounded with tight, dense tree lines. The creeks and draws connect a series of ponds throughout the 170 acres of woods creating numerous hidden fields and secluded pastures that could have easily been a putting green years ago. Turkeys can be heard gobbling on early spring mornings while ducks and geese fly in and out of the ponds during the winter. All types of wildlife are abundant on the ranch, and this property is home to some of the best deer hunting in the area. It holds a lot of healthy bucks as the acorns are dense in the heavy timber and the ponds provide year-round water to support a large deer herd with good numbers and healthy size. Nice elevation changes, thick bedding areas and lots of interfaces between woods and meadows round out the description of the habitat. In short, it has every ingredient needed to grow whitetails and keep them living on the property. At least 3 mature bucks were taken off the property this year and we are still getting bucks on our trail cameras since hunting season ended: including a buck that's pushing 150 inches. If you're looking for an easy to get to, ready-to-go hunting operation, this is your spot.
Water is also a great feature to have on a ranch like this one. Fairway Ranch has more than its share of it. There are 6 main bodies of water. At the northeast corner, one acre of a three-acre lake extends across the property line. A two acre and 1/2 acre pond are located just down the draw. The next two ponds in this drainage have eroded dams. The smaller one holds about one acre of shallow water while the larger one hold approximately two acres of shallow water. Both dams would be relatively easy and inexpensive to repair. However, we think the next owner should make the decision about how to repair them since either one of them would make a nice wetland for waterfowl hunting or could be repaired to hold deep water ideal for fishing. This would also be the time that we would work with the next owner to design and install fish habitat in both structures. Alternatively, a simple headgate could be installed to raise and lower water levels if a wetland is desired. Either way, the Land Doctors are ready to repair and restore these lakes to fit the intended use of the next owner. Lastly another one acre pond is located to the west of the main drainage. Whatever you decide, get ready to enjoy some great fishing for bass and crappie.
Of course, you will want a place to stay when you come out to play and Fairway Ranch has that also. A big, new shop building sits at the gated entrance of the property and can hold as much equipment as you'll ever need out here. It is also equipped with camper/RV hookups ready to support life out at hunting camp. So, just pull your camper out, hook it up and enjoy hanging out with everyone under the big porch and the shop. Imagine having a convenient place to enjoy after the hunt or a place to have a big fish fry after a fun day of fishing the ponds. Even better, you might double up to kill and fry a turkey on the same trip. Just as important, this is a sturdy steel structure that will not require a lot of maintenance; you can spend your time having fun instead of doing upkeep.
Everyone likes to ride ATVs and this place has a nice set of trails ready to ride. Whether you want smooth riding or something slightly more challenging, you can enjoy riding the trails and meadows. Plus, they make it easy to access every part of the property. If you want to enjoy playing on a larger lake, then the boat ramp at Pauls Valley Lake is only 2 miles from your front gate. Its just a matter of minutes between pulling your boat out of the shop and hitting the 450 acres of this quiet lake. Also, if you get tired of your own cooking, you can drive 5 minutes into Pauls Valley and have a nice meal.
If you are into livestock, roughly 100 acres of pastures are fenced and ready to go. However, if you had rather keep it simple and just cut them for hay, a neighbor has been baling the property for years. This gives you the opportunity to have someone else maintain the hay meadows at their current state and generate some farm income. That's a pretty good deal for someone who doesn't want to run livestock or spend a lot of time mowing.
If your vision of the perfect weekend is an easy drive to nice private ranch where everything is in order and you can spend your time enjoying your friends and family while fishing, hunting, riding and playing on the lake, then please call Colton Coale at 405 615 7645 to discuss and set up a showing.