Creek 2 is the shortest of the nines, the most traditional with tree-lined fairways, water that can come into play on 7 of 9 holes, greens that are a little faster but flatter, 28 bunkers, elevation changes, and doglegs – this nine requires some target golf and good shot-making – here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of Creek 2
Creek 3 is a 3258-yard par 34 (one par 5, 3 par 3s, and 5 par 4s) that is a mix of tree-lined fairways and several wide links-style fairways plus 26 bunkers and water on 3 holes
Common to all three nines are traditional Robert Trent Jones, Jr designs (with near-sadistic use of huge bunkers, ponds, and creeks), pretty good conditions, very reasonable rates, friendly service, and a great grill.
The Creek 3 at Mill Creek Country Club is fun to play because it's a mix of some traditional tree-lined holes and some wide-open links-style holes. This is a par 34 nine holes (1 par 5, 5 par 4s, and 3 par 3s) and it's short (2503 to 3258 yards with 4 tee boxes) but it has a lot of everything that makes golf fun and challenging – tight fairways with trouble on both sides, water to avoid, big nasty strategically placed bunkers, elevation changes, and tough approach shots to challenging greens. Pick the right set of tees and you'll have a fun and enjoyable round of golf.
Some of the holes that we really liked included:
#2 is a 389-yard par 4 with a creek to carry off the tee box, a wide landing zone with a left bunker, a dogleg and another creek in a deep ravine to cross, and a green with left and right side bunkers
#4 is a minefield of big bunkers – 5 bunkers on the left side of your landing zone plus 4 guarding the green – 2 big bunkers on the left and 2 more on the right front
#5 is a beautiful 407-yard par 4 – an elevated tee box with a stunning view of the countryside for miles, a big pond on the left side of the landing zone and a big bunker on the right side of your landing zone plus the pond and left and right side bunkers guarding the green
When we played Mill Creek Country Club in December it was dormant but the fairways and rough were in pretty good condition. Except for a couple of elevation changes, the fairways and generally flat and firm giving you lots of extra roll. Trees line both sides of some of the fairways but the brush has been cleared so you'll most likely find your ball and have a worm burner shot back to the fairway.
The greens are large, relatively flat, and easy to read. They were rolling a little slow but true. They were in very good condition and a little tougher than Creek 1. All are protected by one to three big bunkers, which puts a premium on the approach shots.
The bunkers are traditional Robert Trent Jones, Jr type bunkers – big, some with multiple fingers, and several with steep and deep faces. The good news is the sand is soft and light and a joy to hit out of!