Morningstar Golf Course

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5.0
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4.4
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3.2
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3.9
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7018
Slope 141
Rating 74.3
Type Public
Just two hours north of Victoria one comes across the scenic beach resort town of Parksville, and home to the Les Furber designed Morningstar Golf Club. Morningstar has a dynamic layout with a great mix of interesting and challenging holes. As host club to three "Canadian Tour" events, Morningstar is a great test and a most memorable golf experience.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7018 yards 74.3 141
Blue 72 6409 yards 71.1 134
Silver 72 6147 yards 69.7 129
White 72 5882 yards 69.0 125
White (W) 72 5882 yards 74.9 134
Magenta (W) 72 5725 yards 73.8 134
Green (W) 72 5313 yards 71.3 128
Scorecard for Morningstar Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.3/141 378 388 508 232 436 460 464 190 538 3594 519 371 404 507 215 329 398 207 474 3424 7018
Blue M: 71.1/134 347 351 469 184 398 429 434 165 489 3266 487 345 383 474 179 305 362 164 444 3143 6409
Silver M: 69.7/129 347 351 469 144 398 404 406 165 453 3137 487 321 354 474 160 305 340 164 405 3010 6147
White M: 69.0/125 W: 74.9/134 316 310 449 144 367 404 406 143 453 2992 448 321 354 446 160 280 340 136 405 2890 5882
Magenta W: 73.8/134 316 310 408 144 340 379 374 143 421 2835 448 300 354 425 160 280 315 136 351 2769 5604
Green W: 71.3/128 268 286 408 114 340 379 374 121 421 2711 390 300 321 425 129 256 315 115 351 2602 5313
Handicap 13 15 9 11 3 5 1 17 7 18 8 2 12 6 16 10 14 4
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 11 9 15 7 5 1 17 3 14 6 2 8 16 12 10 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Architect Les Furber Design

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
35

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 10
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
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4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The greens are great in 2016

I was compelled to offer a review of Morningstar G.C. in 2016 since the last person's comments were posted in 2014.

Yes, the greens were severely damaged then but have fully recovered and this season, have been superb! Pure, smooth green and rolling true and quick :)

Fairways have played firm and fast as summer unfolded, and in August 2016 bounce-and-roll was good for another 30+ yards easily.

Generally speaking, this is one tough golf course LOL. For me, breaking 100 is a good round. Scratch golfers won't look down their noses at this course. It demands long shots with accuracy.

Hole #12 is my favourite. If you play there, you'll see why!

Morningstar separates the real golfers from those who aspire to. You definitely should check it out. Twilight 18 with a cart (starts at 3pm) is fifty bucks all in. A great deal.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Greens SO BAD !!!!!

This is a very difficult review to write, because there was so much good, BUT the greens have been killed by poison water. So really no grass on them. The rest of the course was in above average condition considering we haven't had rain for two months. If you're going to play it, check on condition when making T time. Not much sand in bunkers.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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VanIsleDuffer
Commented On 09/09/2016

Since then, the greens have fully recovered. Morningstar's greens have been beautiful this summer (2016)...

Luckily, the horror show left no lasting mark and, having golfed numerous rounds at Morningstar this season, I can attest to their superb condition. Cheers.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather

The Poor Greens

I have played Morningstar a number of times and have always found the course to be in pretty good shape. It is such a shame that the greens have been damaged, supposedly by poisoned water according to some other reviews. We had a pretty good rate with GolfNow so I can't complain too much but I can't believe they are still charging full fare for regular green fees. Only other complaint are the bunkers need to be re-built there is no where near enough sand in many of them.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A-ok

Greens a bit sparse from lack of water but great challenging layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

our summary

As we weren't told there was a mistake with watering and the water killed the fairway and greens. We still paid full price . If the course was in good shape it would of been in my opinion a challenging course.The other thing is when going to the tee there is no layout of the hole. It is not on the card or anywhere but in a book which you can purchase for 8 dollars.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

greens

Its to bad because Morningstar was my favorite course in the Nanaimo area. But now some of the greens are in terrible shape and make myself and friends look else where

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

my experience

challenging coarse definitely have lots of extra balls

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Exceptional course

A beautiful course situated in a large housing development.This was the first time playing on this course . As an average golfer , I was initially intimidated by the size of this course. But we were luckily paired up with a former member that knew every part of this course. He definitely helped my game along.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

We'll be back

Hubs and I came for another go at having better games than the first time. This is a championship course so is set to be more difficult than some, narrower fairways, lots of hazards and tricky greens. You do have to work to get to the hole. We did shave a few strokes off though! Nice to sit for a cool drink and a bite afterwards. Delicious French fries! Great value with Golf Now deal.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rain day

Considering this course has held several BC Championships, the green were in terrible shape with many dead grass spots on the greens

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A Little Wet but the course needed the rain

A very enjoyable round of golf. A few greens are suffering from the recent drought so it was fitting that we got rained on for a few holes. I found that the sand bunkers need to be raked better or have some addition sand brought in as they are getting thin. Morningstar is a challenging course at times but who isn't up to a challenge. First time playing the Silver tees, (hybrid of the blue/white) & thought the distance was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

must play

great golf course and amazing value.i could repeat the same thing over

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long course

Good value, some fairways needed improvement. A challenging course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

will be back

Course and staff were excellent - very challenging course - really enjoyable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

morningstar

Good course has championship tee boxes lots of options for beginner right to scratch golfer. good walk too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

bring your A game

requires planning and positional play. had 4, three putts from 30 ft or so. playing the par fives for a five is a good plan.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

this course has lots of doglegs

The first hole was typical of my day.I couldn't see the green or a flags anywhere . The score card had no picture of the course layout,so we played conservative off of the tee. The course was in excellent condition.Greens were of various shapes & sizes that made you hit to a spot to avoid any 3 putts. I shot an 85 today,one of my best rounds of the year. Lots of golfers were walking,but it is a long course,so i rode.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Good Conditions, Fair Price

After golfing Fairwinds the day before, Morningstar was a treat. Staff was friendly, everything well laid out, golf carts were in excellent condition, course well maintained. Much better value for money than Fairwinds.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Early Summer and the course is in good shape

Morningstar never fails to challenge and is almost always in pretty good condition. Today was no exception, the course is in very good shape. They have added some bunkers since I last played and allowed the fescue and long grass to really grow in some areas. Some of the pin placements are extremely challenging when tucked into the smaller tiers on the large rolling greens. The fairways and rough are very soft and it felt a bit like they are over-watering for this early in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

The course was in good shape, enjoyed it very much!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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