Review and Rating of Mill Creek Country Club in Salado Texas
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.
The Creek 3 at Mill Creek Country Club is fun to play because it's a mix of some traditional tree-lined holes and some wide-open links-style holes. This is a par 34 nine holes (1 par 5, 5 par 4s, and 3 par 3s) and it's short (2503 to 3258 yards with 4 tee boxes) but it has a lot of everything that makes golf fun and challenging - tight fairways with trouble on both sides, water to avoid, big nasty strategically placed bunkers, elevation changes, and tough approach shots to challenging greens. Pick the right set of tees and you'll have a fun and enjoyable round of golf.
Some of the holes that we really liked included:
Rates: $40.00 to $50.00
The pro shop has the basics, the practice facilities are adequate, the service is country friendly, and the grill has some great sandwiches and more.
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.