Quicksand GCQuicksand Golf Course

Quicksand Golf Course
2305 Pulliam St
San Angelo, Texas 76905
Tom Green County

Phone(s): (325) 482-8337
Fax: (325) 486-1165
Website: www.quicksandsanangelo.com

Overlooking the Concho River, Quicksand is named appropriately with its combination of desert and links-style architecture, and its prominent use of sand. Five tees, ranging from 5,023 yards to 7,171 yards, give the West Texas hacker lots of options on this unusually difficult course.
Nos. 5 and 7 are the holes of note on the front side-the 5th known for its elevated island green (surrounded by sand, not water), and the 7th famous as the toughest hole on the course. The signature No. 7 goes 621 yards and has the always-pleasing double dogleg feature, and is only lined by 22 bunkers. Yes…22 bunkers!

The back features three difficult finishing holes. No. 16 features an approach over water to a tiny green, No. 17 requires a 200-yard carry over water. The ender is a long par 4 that features a tee shot into a fairway lined by water on the left, and a difficult approach into another island-like green, this time surrounded by water.

Other notes: Walking is not allowed on the weekends. The facility is considering adding another nine holes.

Getting there : Heading east on Hwy. 67/277, take the 306 Loop Exit onto Smith Blvd. and the course is directly ahead.

Quicksand Golf Course
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dr. Michael Hurdzan
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1996
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $32.00 - $39.99
  • Weekends: $49.99

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Shirts with collar, golf/tennis shoes, no cut offs. Jeans are acceptable as long as they are in good condition with no holes/tears.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7171 140 75
Red (W) 72 5023 121 69.5
Gold 72 6693 131 72.3
Blue 72 6120 124 70.1
White (W) 72 5606 117 67.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Quicksand Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Joe
    on June 30th, 2023 22:07
    This is one of the finest golf courses in west Texas. The tee boxes and fairways are almost perfect and you have a great lie in the fairway. The greens are as good and putt well.
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Golfer 1
    on March 29th, 2020 15:04
    I am giving the course 4 out of 5 stars simply because this is a great course as well as great staff. The problem is the group of guys that I assume are regulars sitting at the end of hole 9 betting on the people putting. They were screaming out their bets for and against the people playing golf using very vulgar language. This course is so set on their rules and regulations that I assumed something like that would not be accepted.
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff
    on June 17th, 2017 04:42
    I play here 3-4 times a week. Course is in great shape!
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Joe west
    on February 22nd, 2017 16:33
    The best course I've played. Beautiful but very protected greens. People say it is very difficult, but being used to a hard pan very little grass course with tiny, tiny mounded greens? This course felt down right easy. Thinking of joining as a member.
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Humberto Garcia
    on March 12th, 2012 19:44
    Played this course on March 11, 2012. It was in excellent condition considering the time of year and the drought last year. It is definitely one of the best values in public golf in Texas. Quite challenging from the tips with over 90 sand bunkers but still very much fun to play. I look forward to returning there soon.
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Troy Hardesty
    on November 13th, 2010 07:55
    I get to play Quicksand once or twice a year while on vacation. I normally play courses in No rthern New Mexico, Southern Colorado,I feel that Quicksand rates up there with Pinion Hills in Farmington NM. and it is rated in the top100 public courses in the United States.
  • Quicksand Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by bobby
    on February 25th, 2010 18:15
    Awesome Course ranked 9th hardest in Texas
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