Guest Author - Letta Meinen
New owners of Mill Creek Country Club have finished work on the Mill Creek club house. The third of May was the Grand Opening to inform the public of upgrades to club house, course and pond. Little was done to the golf course during the winter. The three golf holes that were finished last year gave members a chance to see how the new owners plan to upgrade the course. Much of the dirt collected from excavating the streams and ditches were added to this pile with future plans for a new green being placed on hole number nine of Creek Three.
We have played golf around the big machines last fall when they were doing this excavating but now the big machines are back and working on the pile of dirt getting it ready for this permanent golf hole. Flood waters completely destroyed this green in 2010 and with the new design to build it higher and more protected will save it in future floods. It is good to see the big machines are back and work is continuing on the golf course. Their plans are to complete enough of the damaged holes to make a continuing 18 hole golf course. Now we have to jump around parts of all three nine holes. When the continual eighteen holes are completed they can start work on the remaining front nine with flood damage.
I hear no complaints from members as they seem satisfied that the new owners are at work upgrading the golf course. Once the continual eighteen holes are completed I will no longer get golfers coming by my house. I live on the Heart of Texas golf hole which is the front nine golf hole number three. I will miss the golfers going by and picking up stray golf balls in my yard but I know then it will not be much longer and we will have all 27 holes in play.
Mill Creek golf course has a long history from the days my husband came here in the 1960’s with his brother from Fort Worth for a golf outing in the spring. He loved it so much he came back every year for 20 years. He fell in love with the golf course and Salado and it rubbed off on me and that is why I now live here permanently after he passed away. The golf course and Salado has great meaning for me and I want to see it survive and get better. It seems we are on the way with these new owners.