The strong grip of winter has prevented Valley golfers from hitting the links this season. But when the weather lets up, golfers will be greeted with some welcomed improvements at Mill Creek MetroParks. 

"As you enter into the main entrance off of 224 you'll see some upgrades on some flower beds and some landscaping to the parking lot banners as you pull in," said Mill Creek MetoParks Director of Golf Brian Tolnar. 

One hundred twenty-four new golf carts are also an addition to the course as well as a new pull cart fleet.

Perhaps one of the biggest changes from last year was the south course bunker restoration. The new bunkers on the south course feature better drainage and new white sand compared to the clay from year's past. Also, the bunkers will be a lot better to hit out of. 

One of the biggest changes you'll notice is the change to the pro shop. 

"As you come into the pro shop, you'll see upgrades in the slat walling and stonework and that will continue onto on the main part of our field house lobby and on to hole 55 as well. We are excited to be able to present people with a great opportunity from an experience perspective when they walk in the door to getting them out on the golf course,"  Tolnar said. 

On top of that, the course is planning on upgrades to the North Course bunker restoration and upgrades to the driving range.

Through 2023, the course also plans to enhance the cart paths, the on-course shelters, and coming in 2023 they plan to add an indoor golf simulator allowing golfers to take lessons and practice in the offseason. 

Mill Creek MetroParks plans to open the course this coming Friday, weather pending.