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3.7
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
64.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.3

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.

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round
Architect Les Furber Design (1990)

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

3.7
50 Reviews (50)

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A Cool Wind

The course was wet. The wind was cool. A nice fall day on the course. Renting a golf car costs each player $20 for 18 holes. Does that seem high? 30 balls in a warm up bucket for $5...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the round

Played 18 from the whites with friends on a nice fall day! The course was green and lush. The greens were almost back to normal from being punched and sanded a while ago and didnt affect putting. This is a fun golf course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great time

I always enjoy Morningstar Golf Club. Some neat dog legs. Greens weren't super fast but rolled nice. Fairways were in decent shape. Bunkers could use some better sand but overall I had a great time and found the course to be good value for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great course layout, particularly if you hit a long ball!

This was a course where you can score well if you play it regularity. The free course guide is very beneficial. Overall a great Course and good condition. It is a good course to walk but is on the long side!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout, mediocre maintence.

I love the layout but if you're going to play take a cart because there is a significant distance between greens and tees. The greens were in very good shape but the course itself needs some additional maintenance. The traps are unplayable (full of rocks with very little sand.) I've played this course for years but this year's conditions were the worst I've experienced.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day.

Had a great day for my friends 70th. First time on this course. Conditions were great. Staff excellent..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

A lot of dry spots

Had a 5 some on the course, unacceptable.
A long course to play and walk, next time a cart. We found it difficult to always know where to shoot to, as poorly marked for players who are not familiar with this course. Hard to figured out distances to hazards etc.
a little neglected.
Greens in excellent shape, 5 stars.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Afternon Golf at Morningstar

The course was in good shape overall. There are some great par 3s and some risk reward par 5s that make it a nice course to play. The par 4s are a good mix of challenging holes, easier holes, and target golf holes.The afternoon weather was perfect for the round. The fellow (45 to 55) at the pro shop was a bit of a misery at check in. He could probably be more friendly to keep people coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Morningstar

Course was in good shape and it was a beautiful morning

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Once Great Now Hurting

Thé course is an interesting Ferber design.
The big problem is water. In the summer there is not enough and it is largely treated effluent. In the winter there is too much and drainage is poor.

On its fourth set of owners since 2000 it is now in receivership. There are some real challenges involved in getting the course back in shape including replacing the irrigation effluent pumps and convincing strata homeowners that effluent use is ok. Deep deep pockets required.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/08/2016

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.

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

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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