Mountain View Golf Resort

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Mountain View Golf Resort Est. 1994

Photos Mountain View Golf Resort

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

Mountain View (formerly Kristal) Golf Resort: The Kristal Golf Resort closed in 2007 pending a possible redevelopment, which included a possible end to golf at this location. However, the resort subsequently reopened as the Mountain View Golf Resort (whether temporarily or permanently is not known by Where2Golf). CHECK WITH CLUB FOR CURRENT STATUS.

Original description ....... You will enjoy many fine views onto jungle-clad folding hills from Kristal's higher elevations, especially at the start and finish of the two nine-hole loops. The first couple of holes bring you down to a flatter section of the course, where earthmounding and a never-too-dense line of palm trees provide good definition to the well laid out holes.

The flatter sections on each nine allow the introduction of water hazards, which are more prevalent on the back-nine. Although water is less of a threat on the front-nine, beware the par-4 5th where a moat surrounds the island green. Several fairways appear tight from the tee, not least as you are being challenged through Kristal's Amen Corner - a testing stretch of holes, starting at the par-4 14th. This long, water-protected par-4 is followed by an even longer par-4, and then onto the challenging par-3 16th. This potentially troublesome threesome, all bring water dangerously into play, notably on the right side and across the fairways. The par-5 9th and 18th also demand some of your straightest hitting from tee-to-green. The 18th has a particularly unforgiving jungle-filled ravine running along its right side.

The greenkeeping here could be improved, with "cowgrass" fairways and semi-rough not doing much to enhance the course's quality feel. However, here at Kristal you can enjoy a pleasantly natural and scenic layout that will give all aspects of your game a thorough examination.

List of courses in Malaysia - Peninsula

Map of courses in Malaysia - Peninsula
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Mountain View Golf Resort
364, Jalan Valdor,
Sungai Bakap, Penang (mainland) 14200
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +60 (0)4 582 2280
Pro Shop   +60 (0)4 582 2280

  +60 (0)4 582 2281

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Kristal Golf Resort Golf Academy
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Jungle environment.
Designer: Japanese design firm Eiwa Sekkei, in collaboration with Hideyo Sugimoto (Big Sugi).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6938 6047 5245
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.5 69.8 70.4
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

15 km SE of Butterworth
From the North-South Highway (E1) south of the Georgetown turn-off, take exit 158 (Bukit Tambun).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 100; weekends RM 180. Golf cart (buggy) included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

Opening as the Kristal Golf Resort, and later called Mountain View, the golf course and relatively basic accommodation here were created and funded by Japanese developers.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses


The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude (decimal): 5.261612
Longitude (decimal): 100.517666
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Bukit Jawi Golf Resort 3/4-star
Lot 414, Mukim 6, Jalan Paya Kemian Sempayi, 14200 Sungai Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.
+60 (0)4 5820 759

Bukit Jawi's 72 resort rooms were upgraded in 2007 and are tastefully decorated, with full amenities including air-conditioning. The rooms feature open verandas overlooking the golf course. A practice putting green outside the rooms allows you the opportunity to sharpen your short game skills.

Golf at this hotel Bukit Jawi (Hill and Lake courses)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 10 km Mountain View (formerly Kristal)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 30 km Penang Resort (on mainland); Penang GC (on Penang Island).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Hotel Equatorial Penang 5-star
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
+60 (0)4 643 8111

Set 250 feet above sea level, the Hotel Equatorial Penang overlooks the Penang Golf Club. This 5-star hotel, tucked away on a hillock just 15 minutes from the Penang International Airport, provides an ideal base for a golfing holiday in Penang. Georgetown, listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The hotel has 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and equipped with state of the art in-room amenities.

Golf at this hotel Penang GC
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 10 km No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 30 km Mountain View; Bukit Jawi (2 courses); Penang Resort (2 courses).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses 3,5

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
Search this site


Not signed up yet?

Register now

Share us on

   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter

  What's new in Where2Golf: recent updates and additions

Course details for:

Cape Wickham: new Australian sensation on King Island.
Congressional CC: revered private club in the US capital.
Saint-Emilionnais: new Tom Doak design in France's Bordeaux wine country.
Els Club Teluk Datai: luxury Stay&Play venue on Langkawi Island in Malaysia.

Race to Dubai:  Rory McIlroy wins his second straight European Tour Order of Merit title.
Race to the CME Globe:  Lydia Ko also goes two in a row in the US LPGA season-long points competition.
Who's Who:
Jordan Spieth: celebrating a hugely successful 2015.
Harry Colt: updated details for this legendary course designer.