The first of the three nine-hole courses at Sand Creek is wrapped around the curves of Sand Creek and Lake Billington, into which the creek feeds. The course's highlights include the par 4 third hole, which allows long hitters the option of carrying the eastern edge of the lake from the tee. The fourth, a par 3, plays 190 yards over water from the back tees to a tiered green. Over all, the course puts a premium on club selection and accuracy, while winds off Lake Michigan, just north of Sand Creek, often come into play.
The Lake Course at Sand Creek has received substantial revision over the past several years, including the addition of a split-fairway par 5 that includes sod bunkers and a green guarded by water and a bulkhead. The par 4 fifth hole is a slight dogleg right. The tee shot requires supreme positioning to allow for a good angle approach to a well-guarded green. The finishing hole presents tremendous challenge from the tee. Lake Morgan borders the entire right side of the ninth hole; bite off as much as you want to set up your approach on this challenging par 4.
Sand Creek's Marsh Course was opened for play in Spring, 1995. The course is characterized by extensive wetlands, creeks, ponds, and rolling terrain. The third, a par 4, plays through a narrow throat to a green guarded by a pond and waterfall. The fourth hole plays through a valley to a green that is virtually an island, bordered behind by wetlands and in front by a bunker and Sand Creek.