MountainView Golf Course re-opens after major renovation

Linda DeWitt

September 23 marked the re-opening of the MountainView Course after a closure of four months—and lots of rain—to implement major improvements to the greens, bunkers and fairways. RCI funded the entire project to revitalize and improve the course which was needed after 20 years and hundreds of thousands of rounds of golf. Golfers were very positive about the new, smooth MiniVerde greens, which provide a better and consistent putting surface. Another major advantage—MiniVerde will not be over-seeded resulting in a longer playing season without a transition period as we’ve experienced annually. Golfers were especially pleased with the revamping of bunkers, the addition of new sand and the elimination of a bunker on No. 11—a very popular modification!

The ambitious, multi-phased project carried out by Jon Whitmyer, Tom Cunningham and their maintenance crew, included the following improvements:

21 New (on-course and practice) Putting Surfaces with Mini Verde Hybrid Grasses:

Included prepping, sprigging, fertilizing, mowing and re-contouring some greens

18 Refurbished Fairways:

Widened fairways

Re-sodded bare spots

36 Reworked Bunkers:

Flushed drains

Added new sand

Re-designed bunkers on No. 8 and No. 11

Removed bunker on right on #No. 1

Four New Forward Tee Boxes Added on Numbers 3, 9, 11 and 15

Cleaned Drainage Ditches between Numbers 2, 3 and 11

Repaired Cart Paths on Numbers 5 and 6

Additional improvements will be ongoing and continue while the course is open for play.

In the meantime, MountainView golfers are enjoying their new course!

MountainView Adopt-a-Hole volunteers are encouraged to resume their divot duties now that play has resumed.