Zone Six Island News & Notes

New Hire At Morningstar, Sandy Harper Honoured, Special Dinners At Pheasant Glen, Junior Tour Info And 2024 Tournament Dates...

Sandy Harper Honoured

Since the launch of the Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, 45 people have been inducted. And on Feb 23rd Sandy Harper was added to that list. Sandy actually started playing at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club at the age of 12. He would win the BC Amateur in 1980 and the BC Seniors at his home course in 2012. He would repeat as BC Seniors’ Champion last year at Uplands in an emotional win after suffering a stroke in 2019. See Full Story HERE

Morningstar Welcomes (Back) New Superintendent

On their website, Morningstar has announced the hire of Ryan O’Halloran as their new superintendent. Ryan is experiencing a ‘homecoming’ as he is actually returning to Morningstar – he was the assistant superintendent here from 2014-2019. He then moved to assume the head superintendent role at the Prince Rupert Golf Club. He will be reconnecting with some of his past crew members and, while he enjoyed his time in Prince Rupert, both he and his wife are looking forward to being back on Vancouver Island.

Pheasant Glen Continues Successful Wine Pairings Dinners

Pheasant Glen's next Wine Maker’s Dinner at The Nest goes April 20th at 6pm. Enjoy Prawn Inferno, Mushroom Risotto, Patatas Bravas and Espresso Grilled Flank Steak, followed by a ‘Plateau de Fromage’ for dessert — perfectly paired with wines from local winery Emandare Vineyard.
Food & Wine Pairings $120 • Food Only $95
For reservations, email Chef Joseph: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates Announced For Popular Nanaimo GC Tournaments

The Nanaimo Men’s Amateur Tournament is held each year on the weekend following BC Day in August (August 8-10, 2024). It is a 3-day individual stroke-play tournament played from the Blue tees in 4 flights, with a maximum of 208 competitors. In addition to NGC men members, players come from many other golf clubs on Vancouver Island and BC’s Lower Mainland. Prizes are awarded for both gross and net winners in each flight.

The players from the 2023 tournament will receive an invitation letter & entry form by email by April 1st. Priority for 2023 contestants ends May 15, 2024, please ensure your entry form & payment are received before this date!

Al Jensen, Tournament Director, is collecting names for the waitlist; to be added, please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The field is limited to 208 competitors to maintain an enjoyable speed of play and provide a positive golfing experience.

The Nanaimo Women's Amateur Tournament - June 8 + 9, 2024 registration is now open… details are in the poster below.
You can register online now at and for more information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zone Six Junior Golf Tour

The Zone 6 Junior Tour runs from April to July offering the opportunity to play a variety of courses at discounted rates in friendly competition with other juniors. Tournaments are open to junior boys/girls, and they welcome juniors from other areas who happen to be visiting Vancouver Island. This tour is now organized by Wanda Cullen, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.… the same email address to register for a tournament. More details are available on their website. Visit the Junior Golf page HERE

Golf Club GGID# Date Cost 18 holes Cost 9 holes Time Deadline
Pheasant Glen LT86BB Sun April 14 $50 $40 12:00 April 7
Crown Isle JBJ3DK Sun April 21 $50 $40 11:00 April 14
Qualicum HSP32K Sat April 27 $45 $30 12:00 April 20
Nanaimo VWZWKA Sun April 28 $40 $30 1:34 April 21
Arrowsmith QHTM2Z Sun May 5 $50 $40 12:00 April 28
Morningstar ME5ADB Sat May 11 $65 $50 10:00 May 5
BC Junior & BC Summer Games Qualifier Comox ARR5CT May 18 - 19 $90 $45 Sat only 10:30 / 1:00 May 11
Storey Creek GHMLSA Sun June 2 $50 $35 2:00 May 26
Fairwinds AEX6KF Sun June 9 $60 $50 11:47 June 2
Nanaimo CP3UVM Sun June 16 $50 $40 1:34 June 9
Qualicum R58DEK Sat June 22 $45 $30 12:00 June 15
Sunnydale JD5WSD Sun June 30 $50 $30 1:00 June 23
David Court Memorial @ Crown Isle JQZUUD July 8 - 9 $90 $40 11:30 July 1
John Hicks @Mt Brenton HKRA4P Tues July 16 $50 $45 9:00 July 9
Junior of the Year Glacier Greens LMRTAD Thurs July 25 $90 $35 TBA July 19

Zone Six Tournaments For 2024

May Qualicum Beach Memorial Men's Amateur
June...Mt. Brenton Men's Amateur
July...Sunnydale GC - Tillicum Men's Amateur
August...Nanaimo Men's Amateur
September...Storey Creek Labour Day Men's Amateur
*More details as we get the information from the clubs.

Amateur/Senior     Monday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. Shotgun     Qualicum
Club Team Scramble  Friday, June 7, 8:30 a.m. Shotgun     Sunnydale
Net Tournament Monday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. Shotgun     Arrowsmith
Four Ball     Monday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun     Alberni
Champion of Champions  Monday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.  Mount Brenton


Chip Shots & Late Breaking...

Mount Brenton's new pub-style restaurant is officially open as of April 2024. 

“A new season brings new expectations, so Mount Brenton Golf Course is pleased to have Rachael Scott and her friendly staff at the Mount Brenton Pub offer a casual dining experience with excellent food and beverage choices at very economical prices, " said Mt. Brenton GC president, Tom Andrews. 

"The reviews have been nothing but positive from our members and the public. You are welcome to check it out seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with beverages served until at least 9 pm. Cheers!”

Images Courtesy Mount Brenton Communications

Rachael Scott-Screaton (R) Has Taken Over The Operations Of Mount Brenton Pub 

Please click on the below links to view the breakfast and lunch menus.

Check out the article below on the opening of the Mount Brenton Pub:

Young Crofton Entrepreneur Takes Over Operations At Mount Brenton Pub