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2.8
220 Reviews (220)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
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2 Stars
33
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
1.7
66.2%
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161 out of 220 reviews
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2.6
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
2.1
Value
2.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
42.1%
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8 out of 19 reviews
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2.7
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Layout
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Pace
3.4
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6420 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.8
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Mill Creek Golf Club - IL
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.8
220 Reviews (220)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 10
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Was expecting more for Geneva

We were honestly expecting more for a course in Geneva, so maybe this is a situation of expectations verses reality. What also didn't help that is it was supposed to be mid-70s and cloudy, but it turned out to be upper 80s and muggy, with a feels like in the mid-90s. That had nothing to do with the course, but made the fact we were backed up on every hole waiting for the group ahead of us that much worse, as there isn't much shade. Narrow fairways, as this course was crammed into a residential area, which also means there's random ponds, dry beds, drainage pipes, and other hazards which are less by design and more something the hole had to be build around. Many hazards are blind, so lost balls and penalty strokes were plenty. Greens were in rough shape. Overall, we don't plan to go back to this one.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Very disappointing post closure

Course has been closed for several years, allegedly to bring it back to its condition of its glory days of 20 years or so ago, and also to find a better management company. I was excited to see what changes were in store, and I was extremely disappointed to find it actually in worse condition than ever. Dandelions everywhere in the rough. Weeds in the sand traps. Clubhouse amenities extremely sparse to non existent. Money better spent at any of the other local courses.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Mill Creek

They forgot to spray for dandelions. More yardage markers are needed. Greens were in good shape, fairways and tees also. As of early May 13, there was no beer and no hotdogs. Refreshments at the turn are chips candybars and Gatorade. No cart girl either. Was hoping for better, but not bad for being shutdown for a few years. I'll play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Price vs Course

This course has the potential to be good, but the amenities are non existent, the course is very unmaintained and it did. It make for a pleasant round. The rough was so bad you would lose balls. Not having a bar or any sort of food is also a killer for 18. What they charge is really not worth the round of golf. I hope they can clean it up.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

Don’t waste your money. Nothing is cut and dandelions cover the entire course. Good luck finding your ball if you go in the rough. Don’t know why they rushed it open

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 395
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

OPEN FOR PLAY AGAIN (closed at end of 2018 season)

After a 3 year absence from the Chicago golf scene Mill Creek has finally reopened. I recommend it for play as it needs the revenue and it has very good bones - deserves more life. It's a better routing and a more interesting design than nearby Tanna Farms. Mill Creek grounds were maintained just enough those 3 years and here's the full skinny on the reopening (my reviews are always unvarnished and tell it like it is).
Clubhouse - pro shop is open but mainly just to check in - pay and get your cart key...no merchandise. A couple of glass refrigerators with water, Gatorade and maybe soda but didn't remember seeing that. NO ORANGE WHIPS. Bar & Restaurant, events areas completely empty. No food service. Bathrooms are open in the clubhouse and please note currently these are the only open bathrooms on the entire property. Motor carts are very clean - have covering but do not have windshields. No GPS so bring your own.
Amenities - range was open off brand new mats only (drivers are not allowed and the mats do not have rubber tees). Practice putting green open and in good shape and the practice green across the street near the 10th tee appeared to be in good shape as well but did not have holes cut.. The short course across the street from the clubhouse (Par 3) is open however these greens were not maintained very well during the closure...and have weeds and problem areas. Unfortunately unless they pay tremendous attention to these short course greens this area is likely to close due to lack of revenue to support it.
The course itself -
Fairways - in great shape and need a few more cuts to not be spongy....hardly any divots and if properly mowed and maintained will be very good. Some holes were cart path only - the Par 5 17th hole fairway was surprisingly really really wet.
Rough - needs several more cuts and also is in dire need of weed killer dandelions everywhere.....several areas you will have difficulty finding your ball and/or never find it. But again the rough grasses were very lush (except for the weeds).
Fringe/Green Aprons all in good shape. Need a few more mows to even out but okay.
Greens - surprisingly very very good.....and you will not be disappointed. Not bumpy at all.....maybe a roll or two slower than other places - and this slower speed makes the course more playable and many of these greens have different levels/areas so above the hole putts when the greens are shaved close at this place it becomes unplayable. And no ball marks to deal with right now!!!

It was wet in several areas but that was to be expected with the wet cold spring we've had. What was surprising is that the numerous swamp areas on this course hardly had any water in them at all - better yet it was nice to see that all the tall grasses and other swamp plants had been cut completelychopped down. Trees were removed down the entire left side of the 12th completely changing the look and making the hole much more playable. But the 12th green has lost a lot of size on the back end and the back right corner....now all fringe and they've lost several really good pin positions.....this could be corrected very easily if course maintenance pays attention. Small trees mid-hole in the right rough were removed on the 14th. Overall they've opened up the course in many areas.....except the Par 4 5th hole tee shot is still "a chute" and there's a right side leaning tree that's an issue and should be chainsawed.

Right now the course is a $30 value given the lack of amenities and the current conditioning. Here's hoping several more mows of all areas will bring the course back enough so the tee sheet will fill up to earn the $40/$50/$60 they are charging. This is a fun place to play - the greens will keep your interest - several quirky holes especially the Par 5 ninth.....recommend and please support it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/14/2022

Forgot one item that's really irritating....the cart paths are all cracked up and are very uncomfortable to drive on. If you or one of your playing partners has back issues best to avoid this course. Also hold on to any beverage you have while driving your cart.....yes the cart paths are that bumpy...your beverage will spill and splash all over the place if left in beverage holder....

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Reopened, but not ready for play

Course was closed for 3 years and just reopened. Got a great Hot Deal price and gave it a try even though it's not one of my favorites as it's too tight for my skill level. It had rained over the weekend and the course was soaked which meant cart path only. This entailed some walks of 100 yds back and forth from the cart path to our ball. The course was empty, but it still took 5 1/2 hours to play. The range and restaurant were not open and there was no cart girl. And it was cooler and windier than forecast, so not great for golf. It was nice to get out after such a miserable spring, but next time I play it'll be dry, sunny and 70.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course. Great challenging layout and fantastic greens.

I played the first day it was open and the course was a big soggy and the wind was gusting at 50mph but it was one of the better courses that I’ve enjoyed in a while. Great layout with stunning topography. I played the blues and they were well placed with water in play over the par 3s. Favorites would be holes 2, 3, 9, 11, 16 and 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible Experience

DO NOT play this course. The course is in terrible condition and the staff are very unfriendly. You’d think after several years of being closed they’d turn it around. Guess not. Save your money or play somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Previously Played

Brutal

The course should not have rushed open, tons of dandelions everywhere and the fairway’s as thick as a normal rough should be. Good luck finding your ball in the rough… even the greens were thick. Course maintenance just seems terrible, don’t waste your $ in my opinion.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

No improvements made

Course reopened after two years and nothing done to improve. Bathrooms were locked up on the course and it was so wet it was almost unplayable. Every shot buried in the fairways and some disappeared and were lost. They never should have opened that day and it’s also overpriced - used to be $25, which is about right if and when it dries out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pro shop was empty literally nothing inside. Restaurant/ bar closed. Course was in great shape after being closed for 2 seasons. Carts were running rough and no wind visor on any carts made a already chilly day worse. It is a great course but they need to spend the money to match the quality of the course in there club house to bring golfers in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 395
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Appears to be reopening in 2022

Today I noticed that the 2022 Golfvisions Players Pass Booklet has page and round w/cart at Mill Creek. Looks as though Mill Creek will be reopening after a 2 year hiatus!! Happy Thanksgiving all!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 395
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still being maintained - one can only hope Mill Creek reopens

GolfVisions who manage nearby Tanna Farms have been maintaining the grasses at Mill Creek for at least the past two seasons. I sure hope this course reopens in 2022 - owner is still litigating with the former management company. Mill will be in spectacular shape if it reopens with no play but maintained for this long!
FINGERS CROSSED!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 395
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Possible Re-opening in 2021???

Drove by the course on 8/30/20. It's still be cut, maintained and watered. It looked better than nearby Tanna Farms which is open. All the grass on the range has grown back....2 years of no use the greens looked pretty decent as well. Some bare patches but better than I thought they'd be. Talked with the starter at Tanna Farms and the rumor is that GolfVisions Management may take over the course for the 2021 season and reopen it. Let's hope so...it's a fun track and has a range and Par 3 course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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