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Another Flood for Mill Creek


Last Tuesday and Wednesday we were inundated with heavy rains from the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. As the hurricane weakened when it hit the Texas coast at Brownsville it took a direct path up Interstate 35 and headed north that is why we were hit with the rainfall of Hermine and it was the most rain this area has seen in many years.

Last year in September we were hit with a flood and it had devastated the area along Mill Creek Golf courseís small rock bottom water way called Salado Creek. With heavy rains it becomes a raging river and just took out anything in its path. They called it then a 100 year flood well this year we again had another 100 year flood only more devastation and more houses ruined along this beautiful Mill Creek Golf Course.


Our concrete bridge leading down from Mill #1 and Creek #1

We do have 27 golf holes to play and within days the Pro Shop had nine holes open for play. I was planning to be gone for this past weekend and while golf picked up a summer cold so have not been able to play golf since the flood. They plan to have 18 holes open for play by the end of the month but no plans finalized yet on getting all 27 open any time soon. Such is the problems when Don Macke and Robert Trent Jones Jr. decided to build this golf course in a flood plain in the 1980ís.


Our wooden bridge over Salado Creek always goes out it is a feature of this unusual golf course.

We have a new manager who has been here for four years and he has had three floods to deal with since that time. I feel sorry for him and the owner but then you canít depend on Mother Nature and her plans for hurricanes and floods. This is a beautiful golf course and we just have to deal with it when things like this happen. Things get rebuilt and play goes on.


After a dry month and then heavy rains all the uprooted trees and junk pile up on the course

It seems we survive as we love this golf course and its challenging golf holes. It is not a long course but has many obstacles you have to play around or over to get to the designated golf holes. We even have trees in the middle of some of our golf holes which is a signature of Robert Trent Jones Jr. in his designs. His Heart of Texas golf hole is his main signature hole and on the one golf hole where I live.


More debris found high up in the trees on Creek #1. This time main road at low water area was damaged and street closed over 100 houses received damage. We will survive but much work will have to be done to regain our great golf course.
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