The Morningstar Golf Course will resume using reclaimed water during the summer months to keep the fairways in good playing conditions during the dry season. — File photo

Morningstar golf course in Parksville to use reclaimed water again

Club uses new technology to keep greens watered during dry season

Morningstar Golf Club has acquired new technology to help conserve water during the hottest months while keeping the fairways in good playing conditions.

It has successfully re-introduced the use of reclaimed water as a supplemental irrigation resource during the dry periods when water restrictions in the region are imposed.

It’s part of the receiver-manager of Morningstar’s, G. Powroznik Group Inc. of G-Force Group, commitment to enhancing every major aspect of the property, business and golf experience during the past year to get it ready for a new long-term owner as he golf course and its properties are currently up for sale.

Morningstar’s course was initially designed to use effluent from the Regional District of Nanaimo’s nearby water treatment plant as a secondary source for irrigation during the summer months. Since it opened in 1991 until 2014, the summer irrigation program successfully supported the agronomic needs of one of Canada’s most acclaimed golf courses, hosting numerous high-level competitive events and being a “must play” golf experience for local and destination golfers alike.

RELATED: Golf course designer Less Furber set to make Morningstar shine again

RELATED: French Creek’s Morningstar Golf Club is up for sale

In 2014, problems with high salinity resulted in a significant deterioration of turf health which led to a discontinuation of the use of reclaimed water that negatively impacted the condition of the fairways each summer.

The receiver launched a major initiative last October to resume the use of reclaimed water.

It involved new technology, a more rigorous management process, and renewed co-operation with the RDN to finally resolve the problem. The reclaimed water began flowing again in early August to allow the resumption of a full summer watering program which has improved conditions tremendously.

“Members and daily fee players who have experienced golf at Morningstar are saying that the course is in better condition now than it has been for many years, and it is only getting better with the focused efforts of superintendent Gord America and his dedicated team,” said Morningstar’s general manager Randy LaRouche.

Once noted as a ‘Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada’, Morningstar Golf Course is a Les Furber designed 18-hole championship golf course with four sets of tees playing from 5,277 to more than 7,000 yards. It is located at 525 Lowrys Rd., on the outskirts of Parksville. It is currently up for sale.

For more information on the sales process for Morningstar or the adjacent 22.8 acres of development land go to

— NEWS Staff, submitted

Just Posted

Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says

Steelworkers, Western Forest Products returning to mediation

Orca Place residents take time to clean up garbage in Parksville

‘We have to change all these people’s perspectives and outlook on us’

Ravensong Waterdancers bring home provincial awards

Club invited public to watch members perform routine Dec. 15

Parksville and Qualicum Beach looking for firefighters

Those interested can attend regular practice night

Experiment from Ballenas students heads to International Space Station

Entries from 23 countries; Ballenas is one of 11 schools chosen in Canada

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

Trudeau sets 2025 deadline to remove B.C. fish farms

Foes heartened by plan to transition aquaculture found in Fisheries minister mandate letter

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Sentencing for B.C. father who murdered two young daughters starts Monday

The bodies of Aubrey, 4, and Chloe, 6, were found in Oak Bay father’s apartment Dec. 25, 2017

B.C. vet talks tips for winter travel with pets

Going to see the vet the day before a trip is never a good idea

Most Read