San Angelo Country Club (SACC) is a member-owned club located along the banks of the beautiful Concho River in San Angelo, Texas. The centerpiece of the club is the John Bredemus designed championship golf course. From a land of gently rolling hills populated with pecan, live oak and mesquite trees; the noted architect carved out an understated masterpiece in the early 1920s paving the way for generations of livelihood to come.
San Angelo Country Club was originally established in 1920 when Bernie Alexander, Dwight Hunter and C.C. McBurnett purchased the John Findlater Farm overlooking the Concho River for a little over $10,000. Mr. Alexander personally laid the plans for a nine-hole course and gathered a crew to begin clearing the land of prickly pear and mesquite trees. The primitive course would have cottonseed hull greens for the first few years, instead of the bent grass greens that we currently enjoy. After the oil boom hit San Angelo in 1927, it was decided that another nine holes would be added on and the renowned architect John Bredemus was selected as the designer. Mr. Bredemus (associate architect for the Colonial in Fort Worth) revised the design of the original nine holes and laid out the additional nine holes to encompass the front nine, adding the very first bent grass greens in Texas. The original club house dubbed “La Casa Grande” was built and furnished when the first nine holes were laid. With a fully equipped kitchen, hardwood floor ballroom, dining room, locker rooms and verandas overlooking the river it was hailed as a gem of the community.