Mountain View Course a Family Affair

The two-centuries-old Miller Farm north of Webster Springs, West Virginia has been transformed into the Mountain View Golf Course. The first nine holes, which cost $277,000 to build, opened in spring 2000. Course manager and co-owner Ed Snyder designed and built a track that sits atop a ridge 2,400 feet above sea level.

Several members of Snyderís family formed an ownership corporation for the course, which they will manage. Before the back nine is constructed the Snyders plan to sell some of the timber on the property to cover expenses.

Building a course was new to Snyder, who previously worked as a coal miner and electrical contractor. Before breaking ground, he played nearly every course in the state to research the Mountain View project. A clubhouse is under construction on the foundation of the old Miller Farm homestead; views from the structure take in the golf course and nearby mountains. For a tee time, call 304/847-5928.