Come play this heritage 18 hole course located 5 minutes north of Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island. People have been teeing it up here since 1923.
In addition to our traditional red and white tees, you can now play Sunnydale as an executive course from our new yellow tees.
Great opening hole for driving. Longer hitters that stray off the fairway can find punishing trees with a shallow creek on both sides.
Reachable par 5. If the wind is at your back look for eagle opportunities. Green is guarded by bunkers, but par here can sometimes be considered a poor effort.
Sure its wide open, flat and reasonably short but pars here are welcomed. The large trees make gauging the wind deceptive. The tiered green can definitely test your recovery skills.
One of the shorter par 4’s. It would be easy if not for the ob all down the right and massive trees down the left. Pick your straightest club then you can see how short the hole is.
Toughest par 3 on the course. A par is an accomplishment, a birdie is an achievement.
Longest par 4. A good drive often still leaves 200 yards into the green. Wide fairway but trouble on both sides.
This downhill par 5 looks reasonable but the landing zone is quite narrow and sloping. The very elevated and sloping green offers a small target. Par here is a good score.
The most diabolical hole on the course period. You must first negotiate the trees that protect the fairway entrance then you are faced with an elevated sloping green protected by two huge trees on either side.
Great drives are rewarded here with short trouble free approach shots.
This 100 yard par 3 should be pretty easy, except for the fastest green on the course drastically slopes away in all directions.
Risk/reward. Lots of room for the safe shot but this driveable par 4 is guarded by hazards. Look to the top of the giant old growth fir to see the first of the two active osprey nests that Sunnydale takes its logo from.
With ob close down the entire left side and trees all over the bailout. Known as Edgars alley, you will hear members call “Red Edgar!” whenever the ball heads into the trees in hopes of a mysterious bounce back into the fairway. It often works.
The second part of Edgars Alley. If you can drive the ball over the slope you may receive a great roll down the other side. Then all you have to do is land the ball on the heavily guarded green with ob very close behind.
The back to front sloped green on this long par 5 absolutely kills short approach shots leaving you with potentially huge putts on Sunnydale’s largest green.
This par 3 promises nothing but trouble if you miss left, right, long or short. Just a typical Sunnydale par 3.
The longest hole on the course, with the longest green. Don’t overshoot the green as a large slope to the pond awaits.
Everything seems reasonable about this par 3 except the massively sloping green that very rarely offers a straight put anywhere on it.
The finishing hole. The drive favors a left to right shot under the second osprey nest. Best avoid the right side fairway bunker under the large tree. The green is open to the clubhouse bar so a great approach shot could be met with polite applause.