Year Built: 1981
Architect: Robert Trent Jones
1610 Club Circle
Salado, TX 76571
Blues – 6,346
Whites – 5,922
Reds – 5,017
Mill Creek Golf Club is a semi-private golf course located in Salado, Texas. The course is located in a sprawling sub-division and finding it can be tricky. This is a good golf course to play if you are in the Salado, Belton, and Temple area as there is a very small number of courses in the area.
To get to the golf course I put the address in Waze (my preferred GPS) on my phone and a good thing I did. The course is situated in the middle of a large subdivision with very little signage to guide you and I was convinced more than once that we were lost. Waze came through and we eventually ended up at the end of a road and at the club house.
The club house is small with a pro-shop with friendly staff and snack bar area for food. The snack bar is small, clean, serves a limited selection of food, soda, and beer. The club house does not have a bag drop, so carry clubs from your vehicle or after you check in take the cart and pick up your clubs. The putting and chipping practice greens are conveniently right behind the club house. Ask the pro-shop how to get to the driving range because it is separate and you have to go down the street across from the club house to get to it.
The grass on the tee boxes was in excellent shape. There were only two holes where I had an issue with the tee box. The 7th hole tee box had so many divets it looked like the line at the driving range after a day of everyone using their irons. The 8th hole tee box grass was in excellent condition, but at the Whites were there was a couple of dozen hornets buzzing around.
The fairways at Mill Creek are in great shape and well maintained. The fairways grass is maintained at a height that makes second shots with the fairway woods or irons easy to get good loft and distance. Most of the fairways are wide, flat without a lot of changes in elevation. There were strategically placed fairway bunkers, hazards along sides, and some hazards that crossed the fairways, which meant laying up at times to stay out of trouble.
The greens provided both good and bad news. The good news is the grass was in good shape and there were no bald or bare spots. The bad news is that there seemed to be some sand on the greens (maybe they were aerated in the last few months), which made the greens very slow. Additional bad news for the greens was provided by mother nature in the form of hornets and red wasps. On three of the holes we played we had issues with putting due to the aggressive hornets and red wasps. Bring your epipen!
If you are in the area of Temple, TX (where there are not a lot of golf options) it is definitely an option for a nice round of golf for your family or friends.
Date of Visit: July 2017