San Angelo, TX 
Picnic Bend Share
Uploaded By: Bevo Hole #8 (Taken 7/2009)
3 / 357ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Basket

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1    10/3/2020   10/21/2020
Review By: Breckster
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1. Some interesting risk reward shots.
2. The tee shot on #3 from a cliff over the river is gorgeous.
3. Restrooms on site.
Cons: 1. Those risk reward shots can cost you discs (more below).
2. The #3 basket is within 50' of a playground.
3. The restroom building is in the middle of the #4 fairway.
4. #7 is unplayable from its normal tee box (more below).
5. Park users are potentially in play on 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
6. No tee markers, suggest UDisc or a course map to navigate.

Other Thoughts: To be fair, there are some interesting shots and some cool lines to throw. But be prepared to dodge park users, and be prepared to lose a disc or two if you play aggressively and happen to miss one of those lines.

In particular, I suggest going around on the street side or over the foliage on #1 if you are trying to reach the basket. This will take a big throw. Otherwise lay up, as the window through the foliage to the other side of the river and the safe landing area on the other side of the river are smaller than they appear. #6 and #7 also bring the river into play, and an errant line or an overthrow can easily find the water. The river is deep, so you won't see your disc on the bottom, and the foliage around it is thick, so don't expect to get your disc back if you throw it in.

As for #7 there is significant construction going on between the tee box and the basket, so my suggestion until this work is completed is to cross the road and pick a spot with a line that takes the construction equipment out of play. You can easily make the hole 250' or so, and the road in front, the trees around the basket and the river behind it make it a decent challenge if played this way.

Summary: Not a course to go out of your way for, but worth playing if you are in the area.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Picnic Bend

5+    4/22/2017   11/23/2017
Review By: rhutch
Played: 33  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete Teepads
Good Baskets
Interesting Shots - Plenty of Risk/Reward
Some Elevation, which can be hard to find in on courses in the region.
Cons: Difficult navigation for first-time players
The area across the creek where Hole 1's basket, Hole 2 and Hole 3's teepad are located is not always well-maintained.
Safety issues if the park is in use, 3's basket is near a playground, 4 plays near the bathroom, 5, 6, and 7 play along the walking path through the park.
Other Thoughts: This course is one of the better courses in the San Angelo area and offers a variety of shots and lines to play.

Hole 1 is a slightly elevated shot across the creek to a basket located on the other side. For a RHBH player there is the option of playing a turnover shot, playing a right-to-left hyzer with a potential skip of the road, or if the wind or arm strength are a limitation laying up short of the creek.

Hole 2 is a short up hill shot a forehand hyzer or a dead straight shot are both good options. This is a potential ace run hole at right around 200 feet.

Hole 3 is a little bit of climb to get to from 2's basket. For a RHBH player it is a big hyzer to the right of the large pine tree, RHFH or lefties can play a hyzer to the left of the tree as well.

Hole 4 is either a flick fading back in from the road or backhanding up and around or under the large tree (which likes to keep discs)

Hole 5 is a straight shot along the path with some pretty treacherous OB, especially if you are playing the path OB along with the road.

Hole 6 is a risk/reward hole with a line out over the water, and a lot of potential to lose a disc.

Hole 7 allows for more risk reward, the fairway is tight with a path in the middle, road to the left, and water to the right. If you have a good hyzerflip in your arsenal this is the hole to break it out.

Hole 8 crosses the road and plays along the fenceline of the park and City Lumber. There appears to be a tight tunnel window at the corner of the fence, but the safer play for a RHBH player is simply a big hyzer over the fence.

Hole 9 is a straight ahead shot from close to the road to the fence at the edge of the park, keep the shot low to avoid sailing over the fence and putting a disc on the other side.

Overall, this is a fun course and due to the proximity with North Concho and Brentwood can make for a really fun, quick 3 course round.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 nice little course

1    4/26/2017   4/28/2017
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 1004  Reviewed: 367  Exp: 33.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good baskets
Nice use of the "rough" part of the park
Best tee pads in the area, even has the distance marked in the tee pad.
Cons: hard to find basket one the first time, same with finding the tee box for hole 3. After that, it was a little hard to find hole 8's. The rest were easy to follow.

Navigation for holes 1 to 3 is rough to say the least. The grass is knee high and there is a lot of west Texas rough. I mean I wish I was not wearing shorts. Specially trying to get down the hill on hole 3 to cross the creek.
Other Thoughts: In general, this is a fun course

Hole 1 is a longer hole ACROSS the creek and 1/2 way up the hill on the other side. I had no idea where the basket was until I walked across the creek and around the trees blocking the view of the basket. This is a blind shot that I guess the left to right shot is the shot you need. The basket is on a huge man made rock formation. Makes it interesting.

Hole 2 is to the left and is a nice short shot up the side of the hill. Lots of things to scratch your legs up as you try to get to your tee shot.

I printed out a map and the wind blew it away. I had a hard time finding hole 3 tee box. It is on top of the hill and down a little ways farther than you would think. The elevated tee shot (HUGE elevated tee shot for Texas) is a HUGE right to left shot to the hill on the manicured part of the park. Navigation to get to the rocks to cross the creek was not easy here.

You should already found tee box 4 because it is next to hole 1. Simple shot with the bathroom and a disc eating tree to throw under. (yea, my disc got stuck in the tree)

Hole 5, simple little shot with the road on the left, picnic tables on the right and you are throwing down the walking path. not a good hole if anyone is using the park.

Hole 6 is a good hole if you like risk reward shots. If you turn over your left to right or the wind does not let it come back, your disc is lost. Basket is pretty close to the river and the fairway is basically over the river. I sort of lost a disc I found on hole 3 on this hole.

Hole 7 Danger danger all on the right side of the fairway and the road on the left. Walking path and bench in the fairway. Again, as long as no one else is in the park, it can be a fun risk reward type of shot. As for me, I threw layup and almost overthrow my upshot into the river. it was stuck on the bank rough.

Hole 8 is a fun hole through a group of trees into an open area with the basket on the right and road on the left. Perfect for a short roller if the wind is not howling like today.

Hole 9 is a basic shot into a group of trees, you have a fence behind the hole so make a run at it and take an easy bird.

Would I play this course again? I think I would. I don't like the water holes 6 and 7 because I don't like to loose discs, but I enjoyed my round, the course has a lot of variety.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/20/2013   8/17/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 193  Reviewed: 94  Exp: 13.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The baskets and tee pads were in excellent condition. I really like the elevation that this course presents. The locals were nice and really helpful with navigation. The course is short but still presents it's challenges starting at hole 1 where you have to throw over a creek and the trees. Hole 7 is challenging with the creek on the right hand side all the way to the basket. I loved hole 7 and the risk/reward shot. You can either go over the water and get the bird, or go straight and play it safe.
Cons: Navigation would of been a little difficult if the local mini was not taking place, where I could ask questions. Hole 1 was tough because the trees were so tall that throwing over them was tough without a tomahawk. Be careful on 2-4 with the crazy elevation, it is steep. When throwing across the creek on hole 4, walk back to hole 3's fairway and go down the path from there to cross the creek. The path from 4's tee pad is extremely steep. I didn't like the tee pad location on hole 8, right by the fence, where if you throw it over there is no getting it back.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Unexpectedly good course

1    6/25/2013   6/25/2013
Review By: Schlangewurst
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Well laid out
- Good variety of shots with elevation change. I really liked how you have to throw off the cliff and across the "river" on the 3rd hole.
- Good concrete tee pads with distances marked.
- Arrows pointing the direction of the next tee at the base of the hole.
- The river came into play on the first 7 holes
Cons: - Only 9 holes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/28/2013   5/28/2013
Review By: TheHipstick
Played: 164  Reviewed: 69  Exp: 18 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads. Nice layout with a variety of up and down, left and right. A good amount of risky shots that is worth the payoff. Plus some water which always makes things interesting.
Cons: Only 9 hole course. A lot of OB that comes into play. Hole 7 has a chainlink fence that runs right beside the hole, and if it goes over the fence you have to climb and jump over to get your disc.
Other Thoughts: Fun course. If your in town you should play the course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Play this course, its worth your time

1    7/17/2012   7/20/2012
Review By: JerryChesterson
Played: 186  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 26.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The layout on this course is really fun. An average advanced level player could shoot -7 or +4. There's that much risk/reward involved in several of the holes. The course was very well maintained. I very much enjoyed playing this course. There's a lot of water on the course, which I like.
Cons: Its only 9 holes. If this thing was 18 I'd give it 4.5.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course. If you are in San Angelo and can only play one course, I'd play this one twice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Littel 9 Hole

1    5/15/2010   11/5/2010
Review By: bumpspeed
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nicely maintained course. NOT a drive-approach-putt course. There are some decent birdie/ace shots if you've got the arm.
Cons: Can be a bit tight, especially when there are others using the park. DG'ers are definitely looked at as 2nd class citizens and nobody gets out of your way.
Other Thoughts: Having family about 30 miles outside Angelo makes this a fun course to play to get away. Is always on my To-Do list when in town.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great Little Course

1    6/9/2010   6/9/2010
Review By: BewareOfPenguin
Played: 97  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 12 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole numbers and distance info are stamped into the concrete tees. The direction from one basket to the following tee is marked in the basket base. Both of these things score big with me. For the most part, this is a very pretty park. The close proximity of the Concho river to the course forces disciplined shots...unless you're a fan of wading for discs. There are plenty of trees on the course to bump the difficulty level. Hole #1 is a bit deceptive. I placed a fairly safe tee shot near the bank of the river with a good look at the basket. But still managed to fling my disc into the cattails and had to get into the water. Not all that pleasant. Hole #3 features an awesome elevated tee shot.
Cons: The nearby river is a bit stagnant and murky in places. Wading within is no fun, as I found out personally. There is poison ivy in the vicinity of holes 1 and 2, though these areas are posted. The fairways for some of the holes coincide with the walking trail and border the street.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course. I definitely have plans to return and play it again the next time I'm in town. But here's a bit of advice: The bathroom.....DON"T GO NEAR IT!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/18/2008   2/22/2009
Review By: biggio1
Played: 39  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 15 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cement tees, small river water at all times. Several trees and some great elevation. A nice cliff shot. Many side arm shots and lots of non water OB.
Cons: You can loose a disc and the water is not the cleanest stuff to jump in. I have!
Other Thoughts: San Angelo's best course at the time until they get the 5th course built!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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