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Mountain View Golf Resort

Route 116 Bull Frog Rd, Fairfield, Pennsylvania, 17320
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
717-642-5848
Architect: Brian Ault (18)
                      
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Detailed description of Mountain View Golf Resort

Mountain View Golf Resort, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

Mountain View first opened for play in 1987. The course was designed by Ault, Clark & Associates.

Mountain View is a par 71 course that plays to 6,343 yards from the back tees. The course rating is 70.2 and the slope rating is 122.

Mountain View Golf Club is located in the valley of Pennsylvania's Catoctin Mountains near historic Gettysburg. The course has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest's "Places to Play."

Golfers will play two different venues within the eighteen holes. The front nine is considered open and allows players to warm prior to the longer tree-lined fairways of the back nine.

With five sets tees, the course can provide a challenge for players of all skill levels.

A full grass tee practice range, short game area and putting green are available for your practice needs. The golf shop is located in a distinguished pre-Civil War farmhouse.

This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Sam Welty
Waynesboro, PA

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2015 at 8:50 AM

Challenging but a lot of fun. Course is in great shape and the greens run true and at a good pace.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 027636
Golf Course ranker Photo, Golfer Bob
Eldersburg, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2012 at 10am

This updates my previous review from 2008.

Our group of travelling seniors played here 9-25-12, for $29, which included a "free" lunch. Without the "free" lunch, it would've been $25...go figure.

Anyway the course layout, etc. has not changed, but the ownership situation has, as they are no longer affiliated with Carroll Valley, which is on the other side of Fairfield, about 4 miles south. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the new ownership deal has brought some improvement to the course. Conditions today were very good, notably the greens, which were fast and true, although a bit firm and not especially receptive to holding long irons. The fairways were OK, but the bunkers were way too hard, and almost unplayable. The course should also rebuild many of the tee boxes, as they are not at all level.

The food/bar facilites have greatly improved, as there is a new "annex" to the clubhouse (which is still that neat old farmhouse); it has new restrooms, a new kitchen and a covered seating area. Quite a step up, AND, they now have their liquor license, so one can now get an adult beverage to soothe one's fevered brow! The staff is OK, not exactly country club level, but friendly and accomodating.

We recommend.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018829
Golf Course ranker Photo
Eldersburg, MD

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2008 at 10am

Our group of travelling seniors plays here several times a year, most recently on 11-4-08. Course is owned by the same folks who own Carroll Valley, which is billed as a golf resort. Mt. View is NOT a resort course. It is a basic, straightforward design, with a few challenging holes, and is what I would call a "neighborhood" type course.

Terrain is mostly flat, with challenges provided by abundant bunkers, both greenside and fairway, and lotsa trees. A few ponds and creeks come into play. No houses on the course, so it is fairly compact, and walkable. Front nine is very open, back nine a little tighter, and with more trees.

Notable holes are #5, a dogleg left par 4 around a large pond; #11, another dogleg left par 4 to a narrow chute on the second shot; #15, a pretty long par 4 dogleg right with OB on the right and a pond left front of the green, and the best is the last hole, a double-dogleg par 5, with water on the right side along the last 150 yards, all the way to the green. Many a good round has been sunk on that hole!

Design comments: tee boxes tend to be small, and many are crowned, making it difficlt to find a flat spot to tee up: fairways are generally wide and welcoming: greens are medium sized, mostly flat with some tilt, although a few are fairly well contoured, and all putt medium fast: bunkers are plentiful, and usually in good shape.

Conditions when we played last week were pretty good, considering the time of year, although the bunkers were a little too firm The amenities at the course are primitive: the pro shop is tiny, and in a 150-year old stone farm house; no snack bar, just a "roach coach" trailer outside, which is not staffed during the colder months. Staff is always nice, and very hospitable. Nice practice green, modest driving range.

We always take our post-round libations at Ventura-s, a pizza place/bar in the town of Fairfield, only about a mile from the course. Service is terrific and prices are very reasonable. We will go back to Mt. View (and Ventura-s), and recommend both.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 005157
3.7/5
Based on 3 reviews
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