23 Jul Golfing in Oceanside
Guests and owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort love coming to the quiet luxury of Parksville’s newest resort, but also love the variety of activities they can enjoy while they’re here. Golf is certainly one of them, particularly with our “snowbird” owners who take great pleasure in sending pictures of themselves golfing in January back to friends and family in the Prairies. Here’s a bit of information about just three of the courses that are within a 15 minutes drive from Sunrise Ridge.
Fairwinds Golf Club is a Les Furber course and is known as one of the finest on the Island. With over 70 sand bunkers, Fairwinds is referred to as a “thinking golfer’s” course, with lush fairways and towering fir and arbutus trees.
Morningstar Golf Club ranges from 5,313 yards from the forward tees to just over 7,000 from the championship tees and is designed to test all skill levels. Both Mike Weir and Steve Stricker used Morningstar for their PGA starting point. It’s right next to Morningstar Farm and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks (see the video with the cows frolicking).
Pheasant Glen is called “nature’s golf course”, undisturbed by houses and highways. The front 9 winds through high grass, meadows and creeks, all framed by the peak of Mt. Arrowsmith. This course boasts “the three toughest finishing holes in B.C.”
For kids and golfers with little more than basic putting skills, there are several min-golf courses nearby for the whole family to enjoy. No matter what your skill level might be, (or even if you don’t play golf) this is a beautiful place to spend time with family and friends.