Mill Creak Golf Course

Lyle Lingenfelter, Golf Pro


Mill Creek Golf Course is the largest park in the system with over 160 acres of land. The Rochester Parks and Recreation Department has steadily improved the Mill Creek Golf Course for nearly 30 years.  A Water Conservation Fund Grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was utilized in the acquisition and development of the original golf course.  The original 9-hole course was laid out in 1972 and officially opened for play in 1973.  The facility underwent a redesign and additional construction effort in 1991-92 that culminated with the current 18-hole layout opening on September 11th, 1992.  This effort was under the direction of Tom Zimmerman who creatively intermingled new design with existing features and managed to keep holes 1, 8, and 9 completely original.  The course expansion to the south was on land purchased from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private owners along the north portion of the course. 

Aerial view of Mill Creek Golf Course

The course with a gently rolling terrain, mature trees and Mill Creek flowing through makes this a very challenging and exciting course to play.  The Par 36-36-72 layout utilizes 3 different teeing areas to challenge golfers of all ability levels. Water hazards come into play on at least 12 holes and the 26 bunkers are strategically located to provide additional obstacles. Greens are moderate in size and contain gentle undulations to test putting and chipping skills.  A driving range and putting green are available for pre or post round practice.  The opening of the additional nine holes has greatly increased the play and has been well received by the community.

The staff is directed by PGA Professional Lyle Lingenfelter. Individual lessons, group clinics, club tuning, and club repair are available. The golf shop stocks a moderate array of golf equipment and basic food and beverage items are available at the snack bar. Mill Creek operates a fleet of 56 Club Car Golf Carts that are available whenever weather permits.

Tee Times are taken for all days of the week from mid March to mid October and opening times vary depending on the time of year. A tournament schedule is available for those golfers who enjoy friendly competition and fellowship. Outings may be scheduled by calling Lyle Lingenfelter at the Mill Creek Golf Shop (574) 223-5717 and a shelter may be reserved for refreshments or award presentations.  The "Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek" is located inside the historic Gerhig Round Barn, which opened in 2005. 

The Mill Creek Golf Course Staff and Volunteers also conduct a week long Junior Golf Clinic in late June. Specific information may be obtained by contacting the staff at Mill Creek Golf Course.

Mill Creek Golf Course is a member of the IGA-PGA Golf Pass.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.  

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