Millkcreek golf and learning center



During the Wednesday night golf league, you’ll occasionally hear duffers talking trash to one another. But that’s nothing compared to the literal trash housed on this site for more than 40 years.

You see, from 1941 to 1981, the location at 17th and Harper Drive in Erie was an unpermitted landfill. Used for industrial and municipal waste, the EPA forced a shutdown in 1981. Cleanup started in 1983. and construction of a cap, golf course, wetlands and a flood retention basin began in the spring of 2000.

Today’s Millcreek Golf and Learning Center is a sparkling example of reclaimed land. The nine-hold, par 36 course was designed by Ferdinand Garbin and opened in 2002. With manicured fairways and greens, the center now boasts leagues, lessons, pro shop and even a snack bar.

Yes, Millcreek has come a long way from its trashy youth. Thanks to smart engineering—it was a winner of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) 2003 Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence —it’s now a fabulous place to slice a few.