Situated on the doorstep to “America’s Outback,” vast public lands as far as the eye can see, Battle Mountain is an adrenaline junkie’s dream. But with its surprisingly challenging Mountain View Golf Course, the small town has something to offer golfers too. The nicely-maintained nine-hole course, which was designed in the early 1990s by John and Maria Heller, sits on the outskirts of town, carved from the northern Nevada desert. Measuring a respectable 6,328 yards for a par of 35, the Mountain View Golf Course is characterized by its narrow fairways, tight doglegs and small, crowned greens. The thoughtful course layout incorporates the natural desert vegetation as well as a range of strategic water features and deep bunkers, all of which combine to create a scenic yet difficult design. The Mountain View Golf Course is a fantastic course for the casual golfer, who will find it both challenging and exciting. Amenities at the Mountain View Golf Course include practice facilities and a recently remodeled clubhouse. Golfers can practice their swing on the driving range or head to the chipping and putting green to work on their short game. A limited pro shop carries a selection of apparel and accessories, while the bar and restaurant feature an outdoor patio that’s ideal for relaxing after a rousing round of golf.