Within the last couple of years, landscape trees and shrubs have been increasing in cost, largely because of our dollar. Many growers are now exporting our commonly used trees and shrubs down to the States. When we see this kind of trend it usually sticks around for many years. As a company, Morgan Creek is always looking to save a bit of money without cutting our overall course conditioning. This year we are trying our hand at raising our own tree stock.
There is a spot on the golf course that is relatively vacant, beside the eighteenth pond, which we have designated an area where we can raise our own seedlings. Currently, we have planted 80 Emerald hedge cedars and 20 Excelsa cedar trees. These trees are commonly used around our property. They are all planted in aeration cores which are also recycled from our course aeration. This tree nursery is a minimal investment for a decent gain expected in 2-3 years.
We are excited to do more of these types of things to improve our sustainability and we look forward to what the future brings.
Golf Course Superintendent
A hot topic in North America lately is the lack of bees in our ecosystem, and how we can help by having a beehive. Morgan Creek is devoted to helping the environment and encouraging nature around our property.
2 years ago Morgan Creek began an initiative to promote golf to juniors in the peninsula area. We started by running a golf tournament that was able to raise $13,000+ first year towards junior golf. This money was used for junior golf scholarships and also started an in school golf program called “Grow the Game”.
The Vancouver GolfEXPO is returning to the PNE forum on Saturday, February 17th to Sunday, February 18th.
Morgan Creek Golf Course will be offering three exclusive "Golf EXPO" specials that you surely will not want to miss out on.
Morgan Creek Golf Course is extremely excited to announce Jonnie Motomochi to the Morgan Creek Performance Golf Academy. Jonnie’s success as a golfer at the Provincial, National and International stage, led him to earn a College Golf Scholarship to Oregon State University. During his College Golf career he had much success including being named a two-time All-America Scholar, an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar and the 2012 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
After graduating, Jonnie realized his true passion was in coaching, and at that time he accepted the position as the Assistant Men’s Golf Coach of Oregon State University, where he made a tremendous impact on the continued growth of the Men’s Golf Program.
Combining Jonnie's expertise in college golf, his caring personality and ability to bring the best out of his students makes him a great addition to the Morgan Creek Performance Golf Academy.
- 2013-2017 Assistant Golf Coach for Oregon State University
- 2016 Master's in Business Administration (Oregon State University)
- 2015-2017 Caddie - Mackenzie Tour Canada, Japan Golf Tour, Web.com Tour and LPGA Tour
- 2008-2012 Student/Golf Athlete, Oregon State University - College Golf Scholarship
- 2003 Youngest ever player to compete in the Canadian Amateur Championship
- Represented Canada and British Columbia on the world stage multiple times
Please help us in welcoming Jonnie!