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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6420 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.8

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Roy Case (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.2
200 Reviews (200)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 11
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 27
Water Hazards 27
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 25
Locals 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 35
Worth the Drive 15

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1.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Appears Course is Closed for 2019 Season

Website is down and the course Facebook Page has a notice from the owners of the course that they are accessing the situation/conditions and will re-open in 2020. The owners hired a bunch of course management firms over the years. Arcis Golf being the last who basically only marginally maintained the track and facilities the past few years. The owners did nothing blaming the operators...battled back and forth with Arcis and no one did anything for several years to stop deterioration (which really wasn't that much or that horrible...course was in 3.5 star shape plus last season). I would really like to think that the owners of this course will do what they say and rehabilitate this track for 2020 but I have my doubts it will ever reopen with Tanna Farms (same developer and owners I think) so close by. Selfishly I like Mill Creek more than Tanna...Tanna doesn't even have a practice range nor a decent practice putting green. And Mill Creek even has a Par 3 course and 3 extra full size practice holes. Keeping my fingers crossed because for the past few years Mill Creek was one of the best values in Chicagoland golf....interesting routing and had fun slopes/design on a number of their greens. If you're a Mill Creek homeowner/golfer stay on top of these guys and make certain they reopen in 2020. It would be a crying shame to lose Mill Creek. I'm thinking these owners are probably looking at ways to combine Tanna & Mill golf holes into just one 18 hole track just so they can build more homes/townhomes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/02/2019

Played this course a lot last year. Closed for a remodel in 2019.
Went by it april 15 2019 and there is not one shovelful of dirt turned over . There are no earth movers or graders or back hoes or any equipment . Methinks this course may not open again and that's a shame. Great layout. Great challenge.... Just a footnote. This course actual abuts Tanna Farms - across a street.
Tanna is run by GolfVisions , as is Settlers Hill and Broken Arrow...all course now in pretty good shape.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun track

Bring some extra balls if your hitting it crooked. Enjoy pure greens and a challenging layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Playable - Good Conditions

After my fall round last year at Mill Creek (see my review below) I was worried it might deteriorate further as I could not recommend playing it. A pleasant surprise....it's in very decent shape . A bit wet (they got a lot of rain overnight on Friday) but drying out nicely. Greens were smooth and had decent speed. Traps were ponds of water of course. Tee boxes hit and miss. The course has a fabulous routing which you have to play a few times to get the hang of. Really fun green sites with lots of tiers and breaks to them. Also a very good value......pace of play wasn't an issue for us on a Saturday late afternoon. Some muddy flooded tunnels between holes but whatever this is a track I will wholeheartedly recommend. If you desire a burly challenge play the blues - they are tough. The whites although very short on the card (still a 125 slope) allow the course to be pleasant and very playable. Lots of water hazards and tight areas. The bar/food area is closed. There was on course nurse service this day (probably only on weekends), water jugs and they were grilling dogs in the proshop with some beverage coolers. Range and a fun par 3 course to boot if you want to get in some short game work. A course dog who greets you when you check in (it doesn't get better than that!). I'll reiterate a really good bang for your buck and a course not be overlooked when considering play in the Western Suburbs. 3.5/3.75 stars. $30 value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

An Interesting Course

This was a nice course the play, and the pace was pretty quick. One thing I didn't notice until I had finished playing the course was that the scorecard actually gives a suggestion of which tee box to play based on your handicap. I played from the tips since total distance was 6400 yds. and I usually play 6300 yd. courses. In any rate I still shot fairly well. This course has some challenging water hazards and prairie brush to fly over and also some narrow fairways that require precise shots. The greens were in good shape, but were challenging, as some were pretty small and others had multi-levels that if you didn't place your approach shot in the right area then you were either putting up or down a ridge. From the tips on #16 the par 3 is 214 yds. and you have to clear prairie brush and a pond. Number 18 also requires a drive over a pond to clear to hit the fairway, however there are short par 4's that birdie is possible. The only drawback was the carts seemed a bit beat up, and although they had ball and club washer aboard, the one I had didn't hold water so I couldn't clean my clubs. I had booked this on GolfNow, but the attendant at the counter asked if I was a senior and gave me the lower senior rate instead of the rate I booked on GolfNow. That was exceptionally nice of him to do that, and much appreciated. I definitely will play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

No Water on entire course

We teed off at 3PM, it was over 90 degrees, pretty hot. There were 3 water jugs on the course and they all were empty. Made for a parched round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

I was told the course was in bad shape by other golfers. NOT true! We were only 2 of 6 golfers on the course early morning between 7 and 10am. It was like having a private course. Pace of play was excellent. The greens were well manicured and the fairways were in great shape. They only have vending machines for snacks and sodas as food and drinks are no longer served (not a big deal for me as I'm there for golf). I'll be returning soon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Flooded tunnel between 16 and 17. Watch out it’s deep! And course staff will not warn you about it!
Also, where did all the yardage markers go! This place is really going downhill.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shorten the ruff

Ruff so thick you can see where ball lands,and it is hard to find. It is a fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excell. value for the golf buck

Beautiful course on a beautiful day. Drawback that there is not enough signage on course. Easy to get lost. But still an excellent experience. Got there late but the staff was very accommodating. Round was less than 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

In dire need of some type of restoration

Played this early in the 2018 season. From my understanding the course was closed for a period of time and recently reopened.

The course conditions were pretty poor. The greens on each hole need help and the cart paths are a nightmare. This course used to be very nice at one time but is no longer in the same shape.

The driving range is a total joke. When you're hitting you dont even know what to hit or aim at and its VERY narrow. You also have to hit on the crappiest mats I've ever seen.

As for the layout of the course, a majority of the holes dont even make sense. If you're a beginner, it's not worth even trying to play this course. My foursome and I were hovering around a GPS phone app on every single tee box just to see where we even needed to aim. There is one or two true driver holes on the entire course; the rest of the holes we only used irons or hybrids from the teebox. On top of that, there is absolutely zero forgiveness on any hole. Long cattails and thick woods are all throughout the course and there are lots of risky shots you need to take with very little reward. Not to mention standing water in the bunkers. You really need to just keep advancing the ball with a low iron to eventually reach the green. You should bring an extra box of crappy balls that you dont mind losing.

The pace of play was fine as we were quite literally the only group out on the course on a saturday afternoon with good weather conditions. If this course does not get the makeover it desperately needs, I do not see it lasting much longer.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shot makers course

Wow this is a challenging course that forces you to make smart golf decisions. You could probably only hit driver twice off the tee and feel good about your decision when the round is over. Loved it. Want to play again ASAP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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