Par-5 13th selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’
In the December 2022 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-5 13th hole at Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville, B.C. on Vancouver Island is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.
A short par-5, the tee shot will determine the rest of the hole. A thick forest of trees lines both sides of the fairway, and a drive must be placed perfectly on the right corner of a sharp dogleg-right to give any chance of getting home in two shots. For most, a fairway bunker on the left side 80 yards short of the green will have to be navigated on the second shot. The green is large, with bunkers left, right, and behind, and narrows in the back half, requiring distance control for the approach shot.
Designed by renowned Canadian architect Les Furber and opened in 1991, Morningstar Golf Club has time and again proven its worth by hosting professional, national, and provincial events for both men and women. Morningstar has hosted three PGA of Canada events, two CN Future Links Pacific Championships, the 2010 Golf Canada Senior Ladies National Championships, the 2014 Golf Canada’s Women Tour, the 2016 Golf Canada University Championships, the 2016 PacWest College and Universities Provincial Championships, and the 2021 BC Junior Championship. In 2007, the club hosted the prestigious BC Men’s Amateur, and will again host the 121st edition of this championship in 2023. Visit Morningstar Golf Club for more information.
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