Review and Rating Of Mill Creek Country Club Creek 2 Nine
Mill Creek Country Club in Salado is home to three nines that were designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1983. Each of the nines has it's own personality and characteristics:
Common to all three nines are traditional Robert Trent Jones, Jr designs (with near-sadistic use of huge bunkers, ponds, and creeks), pretty good conditions, very reasonable rates, friendly service, and a great grill.
Of the three nines at Mill Creek Country Club we liked Creek 2 the best - it seemed to have the most variety of holes, is fair but no walk in the park, has a little bit of everything (water, huge bunkers, doglegs, elevation changes, forced carries, hidden hazards, risk-reward opportunities, and more!) that we find makes golf fun and challenging. Although the course is short (3178 to 2514 yards with 4 tee boxes) it demands some shot-making and course management to score well.
Some of the holes on Mill Creek Country Club's Creek 2 included:
Rates: $40.00 to $50.00
The pro shop has a limited supply of the basics, the putting green and range are adequate, the grill has a great burger and drinks, and the service is very good.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.