The Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek (formerly called Mill Creek Golf Course), is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Rochester, Indiana.
The Golf Club first opened for play in 1972. The course was designed by Tom Zimmerman.
Round Barn is a traditional 18 hole layout located in downtown Rochester, Indiana. The Golf Shop moved to its current location, at the renovated Gerig Round Barn on the south side of the course, in January of 2005 and the golf course layout has also undergone some routing changes.
The course par is a very traditional 36-36 = 72, and each nine is a challenging blend of reasonable birdie opportunities and tough pars.
Hole #1 is a difficult starting hole that features a small lake down the left side and Mill Creek down the right side and crossing the fairway.
Holes #2-4 offer a little relief and a chance to get into the flow of the round.
Holes #5-9 may well be one of the more difficult finishes to a nine in this part of the Indiana. Included in that streatch is a Par 3 that can play up to 221 yards, a moderately long dogleg Par 4, and 3 consecutive holes that feature water almost entirely down the left side.
Hole #10 is a par 3 that begins from an elevated tee in the shadow of the Barn and heads due East to a two tiered green gaurded on the left by a well placed bunker.
Hole # 11 is a 580 yard Par 5 that is reachable only by the longest of hitters.
Hole # 12 is a risk and reward Par 5 that is reachable in two with a carry over a large waste area or easily playable in 3 shots without ever needing to unleash the driver.
Hole #17 is another risk and reward hole that can be a great temptation. A well struck tee shot will carry Mill Creek and leave less than 100 yards while a layup is much safer but requires a 175-200 yard approach.
Hole # 18 is a short par 4 that also features a small lake on the left and Mill Creek on the right. Scramblers may try to drive the green while those playing for their own score will likely hit a 200 yard tee shot and a wedge.
Round Barn plays to 6,587 yards for a course rating of 72.1 and a slope rating of 120.
$16 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2014 at 6pm
I live in the area and this is a great Municipal course for the public. During the summer the course is in amazing shape and well manicured for play. Tailing to the fall and start of spring it is a little messy, but thats usually with all courses, but still a great place to play even then. Normal price range is between 19-32 bucks w/ a cart depending on playing 9 or 18 holes from open until 6PM. After 6PM the twilight hours begin and playing 18 w/ a cart is around 15. Not bad at all. Def a must play course if you are in the area!
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2008 at 10am
It would be nice if those playing understood the concept of repairing ball marks on the greens.
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