Mountain View Golf Course is a purpose built and designed golf course, owned and managed by The O'Neill Family. Construction of the course commenced in 1994 and the course later opened in 1996, originally as a nine hole venue. The course alone stands on over 120 acres of rolling Kilkenny 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.
The course has been developed on part of what currently is Kiltorcan quarry, a limestone quarry, famous for its fossils with pieces on display in the Irish National History Museum. Unique pieces of rock will be seen throughout various parts of the course with large pieces of limestone acting as a guide to aid the golfer’s line with some unusual features laid out over the entire course.
The course was developed by the current owner Dan O’Neill and was designed by golf course architects, 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 a number of holes, golfers will see two large handmade wooden bridges. These bridges were featured in the world famous film, Braveheart. Actor Mel Gibson was filmed during the final scenes of the film, standing on these very same bridges. Commissioned by the O'Neill's to Mountain View after the film was made, they are certainly unique features.
2014 will see the opening of seven new tee-boxes on the course. This will substantially lengthen the course while allowing golfers to continue to develop and define their own personal game. The holes are due to open in the Summer of 2014, with a very exciting event planned to mark the occasion