Morningstar Golf Course

3.9916000000 4.0 stars from 5 (35)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7018 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 35 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

30 out of 35 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards  

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Reviews


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"The greens are great in 2016"


VanIsleDuffer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens SO BAD !!!!!"


u000001388950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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.


"The Poor Greens"


Randy6432314's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A-ok"


u000006811977's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"our summary"


mikemurphy05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"greens"


eaglebenz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"my experience"


rockin50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

challenging coarse definitely have lots of extra balls


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional course"


mcraefamily's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"We'll be back"


Debora3984213's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!<br/> Nice to sit for a cool drink and a bite afterwards. Delicious French fries!<br/> Great value with Golf Now deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rain day"


Slashmannix's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A Little Wet but the course needed the rain"


Randy6432314's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"must play"


JAMESDOUG's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Long course"


docgwhite's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value, some fairways needed improvement. A challenging course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"will be back"


rane3964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"morningstar"


u000006366849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"bring your A game"


hacker0's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"this course has lots of doglegs"


gwbentley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> Lots of golfers were walking,but it is a long course,so i rode.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Conditions, Fair Price"


rdersch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early Summer and the course is in good shape"


Tylerm99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Gomer2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good


I recommend this course



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