MountainView Golf Course Opens to Acclaim

Jim Grosjean

As I write this article in mid-November, I’m hopeful that the front nine at MountainView Golf Club will be complete by its promised Dec. 1 deadline. If all goes according to plan, we will once again have 36 glorious holes of golf to thrill (or frustrate) us. No more cart path only rules at The Preserve, and no more playing the back nine at MountainView twice to make up an 18-hole round—just start on hole number 1 and keep going until the round ends on hole 18! It’s been a long, seven-month project, but credit must go out to the Pro Shop staff for keeping things running as smoothly as possible during the redo.

Some of MPMGA’s (MountainView-Preserve Men’s Golf Association) most important events of the year happen in December. The Winter Bash was held on Dec. 7. Besides a golf tournament with enhanced prizes, a luncheon was provided, and the winter business meeting was held. At that meeting new board members were elected and changes to the by-laws and policies of the association were voted on. The new slate of candidates is Al Bolty, president; Jim Creel, treasurer; Dave Hill, handicaps; Pete Gregor, rules; Dave Field, sponsorships; and Doug Zink, special events.

Also in December, the 2023 Club Champion was crowned after rounds at The Preserve on Dec. 11 and at MountainView on Dec. 14. The 2023 season ends with an individual Stableford event on Dec. 21 and a Chapman scramble on Dec. 28.

This has been a trying year for MPMGA golfers, but the reward is great. Both courses are back online, ready to challenge us to play our best.