Redesigned by the late, great Mike Strantz, Silver Creek Valley Country Club is a high-end private club that's a joy to play. The original course, which opened in 1992, was designed by Ted Robinson. But Strantz, whose list of credits includes the highly revered Tobacco Road in North Carolina, did a makeover in 2002. Strantz, who died from cancer in 2005 at the age of 50, incorporated his talents to blend the layout with an environment of rolling hills, creeks, oak trees, wetlands and native grass areas. The result is a course that has very few flat lies, but imminently fair, say many of those who have played it. With five sets of tees – and a myriad sub-options from those tees – the par-72 layout ranges from 5,200 yards to 7,000 yards. A waterfall greets players as they finish their round on the 18th hole which can be played as a par-4 or par-3.Silver Creek Valley Country Club's practice facility features a driving range with a grass tee, a short game area with two practice bunkers, and two large practice putting greens. Inside the clubhouse is a well-stocked golf shop and restaurant, banquet and wedding facilities.