Mountain View GC: the clubhouseMountain View Golf Club

Mountain View Golf Club
27195 SE Kelso Rd
Boring, Oregon 97009
Clackamas County

Phone(s): (503) 663-4869
Fax: (503) 663-4515
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Mountain View Golf Course is located half way between downtown Portland and Mt. Hood in Boring, Oregon. This 18-hole course stretches for 5,926 yards from the blue tees and is an excellent course for those of you who are looking for a challenge. Rolling fairways lined with trees and greens with well-placed bunkers await the unprepared golfer.

The biggest attraction at the course is signature hole #12. This is one of the most unique holes in the Portland area. It's 184 yards from the blue tees and 180 feet down (that's almost 18 stories). If you would normally use a 4 or 5 iron for 184 yards, you better switch to an 8 or 9 on this one. Check out the hole in our photo gallery and then call for a tee time.

Mountain View Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 26 reviews)
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Mountain View GC: the clubhouseView from Mountain View GCMountain View GC: View from #7

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1964
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Poa Annua Grass
  • Greens: Poa Annua Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $14

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 71 6018 122 68.8
Red (W) 73 5197 117 69.4
White 71 5543 117 66.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Mountain View Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Avid Golfer
    on February 19th, 2015 17:54
    First of all, their idea of course maintenance is to make sure it doesn't turn into a cow pasture! They just do barely enough. Secondly, they don't care about speed of play. 3 groups backed up by a fivesome? Call the pro shop? They literally said "we don't care!". Third, some of the tee boxes and greens, especially on the backside, are an embarrassment to golf. They obvious don't care as these conditions have existed for years. Finally the driving range is run like a third world country. Hours? Whenever they feel like it! It closes at the oddest hours. Balls? Who needs balls? They routinely "forget" to pick them up and then run out. Don't get me started on the ball machine! It only works half the time. Overall, they just don't care, so why visit?
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by CeCe
    on January 28th, 2015 13:39
    I thought it was enjoyable and the people are nice!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by jamie
    on September 23rd, 2014 16:02
    Played at a lot of different courses in several states. Some were poor courses but enjoyable none the less because you were greeted by pleasant people and received good service. Unfortunatly dont expect to find a good course and the people in the pro shop certainly wont impress you. I dont understand anyone who would give this course anything but a poor review. I know they have a lot of cheap specials but there's a reason and it's not because people are beatin their door down to get lousy service on a lousy course.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Bill
    on November 01st, 2013 17:00
    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by john
    on August 04th, 2013 12:48
    Golf course is in great condition. The greens are rolling smooth. The staff was great and they were running a great promo for the bar. the cost of my first beer was what I shot. How cool is that. I'll definitely visit here again
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by John Wymore
    on August 05th, 2012 15:02
    This course is a nice layout for the most part but course quality has dropped off a lot in recent years. Fairways are so rough you can barely drive a cart on them and the cart paths aren't much better. Used to play here quite a bit but has gone way down my list in the last couple years.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by usacobra
    on June 15th, 2012 15:11
    this couse is a fun course had a lot of fun with until today, (Jun 15th 2012). My son and I went out for my birthday for a fun day of golf, when we got there we were greeted by Ryan at the golf shop. we paid our dues and went to tee off. There were 4 gentlemen there with golf carts, and expensive clubs so I figured they were better then I and my son and we wern't even gonna keep score today it was just for fun. so we get a ruff start at the first hole no big surprise there, and these guys catch up to us half way through the second hole and we told them it was cool and they could play through. So we go on playin after they clear the first hill and let them play out the hole. since we were waiting on them now to tee off every time, this is how it went the whole time and my son and I went hittin very good anyway, so we were always a good 150 -200 yds from them so we half way though the 8th whole and who would of known that i actually ended up hittin a ball further than 75 -100 yards, my ball roles upup to his foot he see's it and doesnt move then calls me a f****** idiot several times I apologize to no avail and this guy continues his cussing rant in front of my son. when reported to the staff they did nothing the man should have been thrown off the course, even the manager was call and he did nothin I have got no return call up to this point, so fine I will pass on to all my family and friends about this incident to bad for them some of them are pros ans state governmnet officials news travels fast... we wont be coming back and Im sure they wont be either...
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Mike
    on June 06th, 2012 07:45
    I've played this course probably over 100 times and every time I get a little more disappointed. Reading some of the really positive reviews on here makes me laugh because this course is junk! The only thing that I like about this course is their driving range (even though you hit off mats) and putting area. The course itself often times looks run down and not well maintained. Fairways are either dried out and brown or soggy and unplayable. The greens are usually littered with sand and sometimes missing grass. If you are new to golf, this course is great for you. But if you have played a lot of golf, it's not worth the time. Save your money and play the Resort or Gresham. I also have to say that some of the staff is rude here. The people mowing never stop when they see you and some of the people in the pro shop can be rude depending on the day. I've met the owner a few times and in the golfing community he is know as a real jerk! Sorry this is such a negative review but I thought there should be a truthful review on here. Play this course at your own risk! I will say tho it is a good value. The staff knows its a junk course so it's priced to get people playing.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Andrew Soden
    on February 17th, 2012 11:52
    Minor point of clarification...........ooooopppps. That would be the first of 5 in my 30 year golf career. #13 at Mountain View was the first of what a very luck guy had in total, not just there. Whooooo Hoooooo.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Andrew Soden
    on February 17th, 2012 11:36
    One of the best golf courses in the PNW for both beginning and advanced golfers alike. I have played many rounds at Mountain View throughout my career in golf. It was the site of my first of 5 holes in one on hole # 13.

    Almost as good as the shorter but similar golf Madrona Links golf course in Gig Harbor Washington. Lots of character and characters around the greens and some spectacular topography on the front and back 9's.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Dr Kyle Dean
    on November 16th, 2011 20:35
    I've played this track many times, and I must say. It challanges you every time. The greens are sneeky fast. Especailly the slopy ones(#12,14,15,17). You better be below the hole or you're talking about a 4-5 putt. Clubhouse is beautiful with a spectacular veiw of Mt. Hood, but I feel sorry for the boys who keep up the grounds. I've never seen so much moss on a maintainance facilities roof. LOL!!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Christopher K.
    on September 21st, 2011 19:12
    Mountain View GC staff are good people. Not too stuffy!

    The course has its share of challenges. I like, what I call, "the back to backs". It is the four hole stretch, starting on #12, where you have back to back par 3's and then back to back par 5's. 12 is just a fun tee shot from an elevated tee. 13 is a narrow tee that requires a well placed iron to a challenging two tier green. Par 5, 14 is reachable in two, but you can't get sloppy or you will end up with a big number. Final back to back, hole 15, is all about local knowledge. Layup short of the little creek and a little to the left of the big evergreen. Make a controlled swing with a mid-iron through the opening just left of that big evergreen to about 100 yards. Stay BELOW the hole on your approach. It is a pretty fun green, that can cause you fits! Lots of slope...

    "Good", for this course, is good enough for me. It could get a better rating if the fairways were better kept, but it is kind of fun playing the scruffy lies...
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by Mr Ed from PA
    on September 11th, 2011 06:55
    Lovely course. Well kept. Greens in beautiful condition. No. 12 hole spectacular. However, greens too fast, unfair for fast play, too much pitch making it diffucult to stay on greens, will not hold approach shots. Enjoyed everything but greens.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Kathy H.
    on August 23rd, 2011 19:28
    We play this course often-- all year round! It is a fun course, with many challenges and rewards! The greens can be a test for the best golfer; pin placement is everything!
    Great people work there-- always pleasant and helpful.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Annette
    on June 20th, 2011 09:08
    Ladies, Come On Down. The 18-storie drop on 12 is pretty cool, but there're plenty more fun challenges on this 18-hole track.
    The people are friendly and They have a woman's group that plays 3 times a week including weekends.

    Breakfast is available before you hit the links, and when you've put away the stix for the day, you'll love the pub-fare and pizza at The Leaderboard located in the clubhouse.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Ryan
    on June 13th, 2011 12:09
    This is a beautiful course, challenging but forgiving, the customer service was great down to the marshall, however be sure they didn't just sand the greens due to the liquid Oregon sunshine because they were the fastest greens me and the foursome I was with had ever played, a little too fast. Overall I would love to go back and take another shot at 12.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Fritz Lagergren
    on April 07th, 2011 13:27
    Used Golf Now to book online. Has to be the "best" value in Portland for $20 ( 18 holes with cart and practice balls ).

    Very fun layout ( WOW , #12 ). Mountain View greens are awesome and very fast. You need to stay on the low side of the cup.

    Only problem is the rain - I'm from Texas , I would definetly reccommend this cousre to all. The food was excellent - french dip with a cold beer. The service in the Golf Shop was friendly and wished us back again to play the next time we're in Oregon.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Madeline
    on April 03rd, 2011 18:16
    I have been playing this course my whole life and still to this day I love playing it because it never gets old. My game improves each time I play here. During the summer, it is very beautiful and it has a great view of Mt. Hood. The prices are pretty good. It is definitely one of my favorite courses!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by John Carsner
    on December 31st, 2010 16:32
    #12 is exceptional. Although I don't always hit the green, it's a spectacular hole with a great view!

    Pin placement on #14 & #15 are super tough, especially if their on the lower left on #14 and upper right on #15.

    The Staff is Great, especially Pat who is "Always On His Game".

    As far as getting on the course.... I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes. That's great, as it's still considered a Portland Area course!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by John Shipman
    on August 21st, 2010 08:23
    I played this course for the first time yesterday. It is now one of my favorites and I will be returning. I found the staff to be courteous, the food good and reasonably priced, and the course in excellent shape. Just enough water and traps!.
    #12, what can I say. It took me two holes after to get rid of my goat legs.
    And just a 30 minute drive.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by Ray Young
    on August 11th, 2010 10:23
    Overall a reasonably good course. I have played it on and off for over 30 years. The variety of the holes is nice, and the greens are usually good.

    There are a few very frustating things about this course however. First, nobody who works there seems to care about speed of play. They will allow amazingly slow groups just to wander along and say nothing to them. Even when you call the club house during the round and say there are 3 groups backed up and the slow group has 2 full empty holes ahead, they simply say "sorry, can't help you". I have heard this from many others also.

    The other thing is that the tee boxes on 12 and 13 are atrocious. Very tacky, and the owners seem to have no desire to improve them.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Matt
    on August 05th, 2010 14:28
    I live 10 minutes from this GC and work even closer.. I love coming here after work and grabbing 9 or 18 holes
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Maria Varesio
    on July 15th, 2010 18:39
    My husband and I play this course often. The fairways and greens are beautifullly maintained ... and has a great view of Mt. Hood! My game improves each time I play here. It is definitely one of my favorite courses!
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by matt reichert
    on May 30th, 2010 13:03
    This is a well kept course and not crowded. The price is great and it has a good variety of holes. There are not a lot of water or sand trap hazards, but if you can't drive fairly straight, your ball will end up in the houses that border the course. That made it fun.

    The number 12 hole is awesome... using the 9, I actually hit it past the hole into the creek area, and had to take a drop. Definitely a hole you need to be accurate on. Probably one of the funnnest holes I have played.

    The staff was really relaxed and helpful, and the clubhouse is much nicer than many I have seen. Good pro shop too. I did not use the range, but it looks good. It is narrow, like a fairway.

    I will be returning often.
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Carl Smith
    on May 28th, 2010 09:47
  • Mountain View Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Harvey Long
    on May 07th, 2010 12:37
    I have now played 5 rounds of golf at this course, and enjoy it very much. Although it is not a perfect course (driving range coming up both 9 and 18 can be a bit of a distraction), it is challenging and, as my wife says, very pretty. The pro shop and deli staff are nice and accommodating of about any requests you may have of them. Now that I have found Mountain View, I will continue to play here often as it has a "feel" that I like, and is not overly crowded with the pretentious golfers "better" courses seem to attract.
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