San Angelo, TX 
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3 / 332ft. Par / Distance:
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Picnic Bend

5+    4/22/2017   11/23/2017
Review By: rhutch
Played: 32  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.8 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.

 

1    7/20/2013   8/17/2013
Review By: tkmcdougal
Played: 176  Reviewed: 83  Exp: 9.9 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.

 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.

 Picnic Bend

1    11/12/2008   11/12/2008
Review By: rich
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course was alot more difficult than it looked. Hole 1 was pretty tough just because where the water is located. I really loved throwing off the cliff at hole 3 just be careful on the way down.
Cons: Way to many damn stickers as with any course in West Texas I suppose. A few holes are prime for losing disc (I lost 2 in the water on 6). I enjoyed the rough terrain but some might not enjoy the steep rocky slopes like I did. Also there is the occasional guy heckling you from his balcony in the ghetto apartments on the cliff when you miss your putt or lose a disc on 6.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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