Red/White at Mountain View Golf Course

3.6778647059 3.7 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6059 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Rating: 67.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Grey 71 6059 yards N/A N/A
Blue 71 5800 yards 67.5 111
White 71 5325 yards 65.3 104
Red 71 4660 yards 67.5 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

13 out of 18 reviews


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"Fun Course!"


RocknGolfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First visit to Mountain View. Challenging without being intimidating. Hopefully the greens will shape up once the weather warms up. Ponds need trash picked out of them; lots of cups and cans in them. Great value. Will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Go low here"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Mountain View is a 27-hole layout that is an excellent value play. The course is a little rough around the edges, but it is fun and a great opportunity to shoot a really low score. There are some challenging holes, to balance out the monotonous ones. The holes on the Blue side down in the valley by the creek are well-designed. The par-5 seventh requires a disciplined tee shot to a plot of land created by the creek criss-crossing the fairway. The par-3 8th is above average as well. The Red Course's second hole is a lovely downhill par 3 that requires you to fit the ball below the hole, otherwise 3-putting is a real possibility on this severely sloping green from back to front. The White Course may be the best nine, especially the par-3 4th hole. The negatives are the lack of a driving range, a net akin to a batting cage next to the putting green, which serves as the warm-up station. The cart paths are a little rough also.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Average"


Chillwill59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a true municipal that has great potential to be something great. The greens were in decent shape but most definitely playable. I would ply this course again. It seems the maintenance staff struggles with the times they get out onto the course for maintenance. The tee boxes and fairways had not been. Mowed on the courses that they had people playing on first. It appeared that the white course had already been mowed but the schedule for that day were blue to red.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Greens really roll good"


u957399767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall experience was awesome


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs some work"


logan4773's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course for years. Recently sold and under new ownership; fairways and greens weren't cut down and there were dry spots here and there. Not a bad course if you're looking to hit it around with your son, but it's not the kind of course you'd grab your buddies up and plan a day of competitive golf. Just needs better upkeep throughout the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun day at the course"


u000005269191's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pretty nice layout! I used to play here years ago, but the previous owner kind of let the place run down. You can tell the new management is trying to get this place back in shape. It's gonna take more work but they have the place headed in the right direction! I'll be back!!

Jimgolf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is not in good shapw"


u801351709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been let go and not maintained very well. There is no fairway. The greens are not terrible, but could use some work. It's worth right now is about $10.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging course, spectacular views"


u459349239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Red and white courses are the better of the three courses. The blue course was a little more confusing / not marked well where to go, and not as well maintained as the red and white courses. Greens are different type of grass than I've ever seen or played on, but they rolled well. I've only played here in the fall of the year, I would like to play in the summer before fairway and greens grasses went dormant turned brown.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"JC"


autigerjc20's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of the course was much better than I expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Mountain View Golf Course Critique"


flisket's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This course appears to have been designed and maintained by a blind cave troll, most likely from the Mines of Moria. The tee boxes feature ankle-high fescue that makes teeing up your ball or even contacting your ball an unpredictable challenge. Also, while on the tee box, make sure you aren't standing in any sand, as this is conducive to slipping and spinning out of your shot. If you've managed to cleanly strike your ball out of the hazardous tee box area and find the fairway, it's a good idea to play the "lift, clean, and place" rule during your round. The fairways display uneven cuts of grass and dried out dirt patches resembling scabs on skin. From the fairway you will undoubtedly have a gap wedge or less into the greens on all par fours as this course barely exceeds 6100 yards from the tips. Once on the green, you might find yourself wondering, "Are these greens Bermuda or Bent grass?". The answer is, "it doesn't matter", because the greens exhibit blades of grass that have a length greater than any encountered before. The feeling of putting on a shaggy carpet will really test your ability to lag putt and your resolve to use counter intuition , as you must ignore the apparent break in order to reach the hole. In summary, if you want to play a joke on a friend or gain an appreciation for you local course, Mountain View Golf Course is the place to be.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Decent run"


u000007638881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very decent run!!!! Wish the fairways were a little better. Overall it was a nice outing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course has potential, but needs work"


rcm0017's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Being a 27 hole layout close to Birmingham with a big club house already on site gives this course a ton of potential.. but it will take a lot of money to improve it. When I played, only 18 holes were open at a time (Blue-Red course). Some of the greens were in very good shape but others would have large bare spots. It is built into the side of a mountain so many of the cart parts feel like a roller coaster ride (hence the need for gas powered carts). I would gladly play the course again for the discounted tee time rate. The course is pretty short so it can be fun to play for beginners.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"needs maintenance"


u000003696519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Potential to be a beautiful course however course maintenance is poor. Playable but was not impressed. Happy only spent $15 pp.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Extremely Poor Golf Course"


tommingey's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I cannot understand other reviewer positive rating for this course. There was no real grass on the fairways. There was no putting surface on the greens. All the cups had rounded edges. There were no playable bunkers. There was no water in the ball washers. Most of the ball washer were broken. It was unacceptable at any price. I know there are new owners but they will need millions to make this track acceptable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course has great elevation"


Timothy7250875's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I almost made a hole in one on the blue course par 3 to start landed 6 inches away from creeping in the hole...was absolutely fun to play would recommend anyone to come out for a great time on a fun great staffed course and place!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"MT. View Golf"


Tony2619945's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are growing in from the Winter, they looked bad but we're rolling pure and fast!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"hot deals"


Incahootz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course under.New.management. I bought hot deals. Would not want to pay full price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"great course for the money!"


greyson7356328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

you can tell that the design and layout of the course was at one time top notch.. but for lack of consistent business, they aren't able to keep everything tip top. the greens and fairways are kept up well, but some of the tee boxes aren't in the best shape.

Pros:<br/> - layout<br/> - options<br/> - varying degrees of difficulty<br/> - price<br/> - lay of the land (elevated tee boxes, etc.)<br/> - views<br/> - feels like you're tucked away out in the middle of nowhere.. out in the woods in the mountains (which is why I golf! to get away)<br/> - not crowded (I've played twice now without once being rushed or having to wait)<br/> - nice gas carts<br/> - friendly owners!

Cons:<br/> - lack of, or weathered signage<br/> - some tee boxes are spotty<br/> - one set of 9 (out of the 27 hole course) is somewhat of a maze to get through because part of the cart path being closed down by insurance company for being too steep; and another set of 9 takes a minute to find because you have to drive past a couple of holes on the second set of 9 to get to (both of which is where they could use some better signage for directions)

All in all, loved the experience! will be back quite often.. with friends! Glad I found it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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