Designed by Les Furber, 7,018 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.1, Slope
to the Canadian Tour Qualifying School for six years, and one of
the most popular courses on Vancouver Island, Morningstar International
Golf Course in Parksville has the welcoming nature of a hidden gem,
and the pedigree of a champion.
terrain, and water as its main defences Morningstar will start you
out in open meadow and then take you quickly into an evergreen forest.
Getting off to a good start is key if you want to have a good round
at this challenging course. Once in the woods, the fairways tighten-up
and accuracy must be taken over raw distance at many of the holes.
Be sure to bring a hot short game and a willingness to use a little
imagination if your drive does not end-up exactly where you wanted.
hole better signifies the fantastic brand of golf that Morningstar
features than its par four #12. At just over four hundred yards
from the back tees and 321 from the red tees it offers plenty of
yardage to challenge the average golfer. Add to that fact that it
is a downhill fairway with a sharp dogleg right and you will begin
to see the challenge that the hole offers. Big hitters wonít have
the option of cutting the corner as the right side is guarded by
tall trees and they must be careful not to hit too far off the tee
as there is water waiting at the bottom of the hill. The best strategy
is to hit up the right middle of the fairway to your favourite yardage
and then hit the highest lofted club you can hit from that yardage
to ensure that the ball stops on this firm, sloping green. Any balls
that are short of or donít stick on the green will find themselves
in the deep bunker that fronts the entire green and challenges you
to be imaginative to save par.
over 7,000 yards from the tournament tees, with a slope of 139,
Morningstar Golf Course in Parksville has all the challenge any
rational, advanced golfer could want. The course is far more manageable
for the average golfer, and becomes downright friendly from the
No matter what
your game, Morningstar International Golf Course is a great place
to play and a fantastic addition to any Vancouver Island Golf Safari.
This summer put your game to the test. Come conquer Morningstar
with BC Golf Vacations.