Mountain View Golf Course was a purpose built and designed golf course. Construction commenced in 1994 and the course later opened on the August Bank Holiday weekend of 1996. The course alone stands on 120 acres of rolling landscape, amongst the land, natural water springs have been manipulated and developed into large lakes and water features which come into play over many of the holes.
Mountain View Golf Course is located on part of what currently is Kiltorcan Quarry, famous for its fossils and flora, with pieces on display in The National History Museum in Dublin. Pieces of rock will be seen throughout various parts of the course with large pieces of limestone acting as guides to aid the golfer’s line with some unusual features laid out over the entire course.
The course was developed by owner Daniel O’Neill and designed by Kilkenny & Dublin based golf course designers Richard Long & John O’Sullivan. Opening as a nine hole course at the start, Mountain View soon developed two years later, into an exciting and challenging eighteen hole golf course.
As you tee off from the second and the fifth hole, golfers will see two beautiful wooden bridges, not just normal wooden bridges, but bridges that featured in the epic international film that was Mel Gibson’s…Braveheart. Commissioned to Mountain View Golf Course after the film was made, they are certainly unique features of the course.