Discover Canada’s finest seacoast golf.
From the world ranked, true seaside links course at Cabot Links and neighbouring masterpiece Cabot Cliffs, to the modern seacoast layout at Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa, Nova Scotia has an exceptional array of golf experiences to meet the demands of golfers at all levels. Traditionalists will love the great Stanley Thompson designed courses at Highlands Links and Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa while the more contemporary layouts of Bell Bay, Glen Arbour, Le Portage, The Lakes, or The Links at Brunello will appeal to others.
Inverness, Cape Breton Island
Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard worthy panoramas vying for your attention and rich, rolling fairways waiting to reward your creativity, this is linksland golf at its best. Built by dreamers, for dreamers. Opened in 2015, it debuted as #19 in Golf Digest’s world rankings.
Inverness, Cape Breton Island
Never is the game of golf more appealing than when a course is set in a rugged, oceanfront landscape, on linksland running firm and fast. This is Cabot Links, Canada’s only authentic links, where the holes spread out between the sea and the village of Inverness. Every hole offers an ocean view and where five holes play directly adjacent to the beach.
Le Portage Golf Club
Chéticamp, Cape Breton Island
Le Portage is located in the Acadian village of Chéticamp, located on the world famous Cabot Trail in the heart of Western Cape Breton. Challenging tee shots resulting from tree lined fairways on every hole are sure to keep you focused during your round. Along with great views of the Highlands, you will no doubt be taken away by the beauty of the layout, the land, and the hospitality.
Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island
When Canadian architect Stanley Thompson arrived in Ingonish Beach back in the late 1930s, he likely thought he’d instead stumbled into paradise. A gorgeous setting bordered by water and mountains tucked against the northeastern shores of Cape Breton Island, in his mind, it resembled Scotland. His oceans and mountains masterpiece celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016.
Bell Bay Golf Club
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
Overlooking the island’s scenic hub of Baddeck, the 20-year-old Tom McBroom creation offers shutterbugs a strategic vantage point as it zigzags its way up a steady slope above the scenic tourist town, with the twinkling Bras d’Or Lake beyond.
The Lakes Golf Club
Ben Eoin, Cape Breton Island
The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin offers dramatic elevation changes and spectacular views of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake. Conveniently located just 15 minutes west of Sydney on Route 4, The Lakes offers remarkable vistas combined with the latest technology in golf course construction.
Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa
Wallace, Northumberland Shore
Designed by renowned course architect and Golf Hall of Fame member, Graham Cooke, Fox Harb'r achieves a seamless combination of natural beauty and challenging layout. The outward nine lures you away from the sea through sheltered forests, expansive wetlands and deep rock-lined lakes. The inward nine is a pure delight to play as the Scottish flavour of the course is highlighted along the spectacular rugged seacoast.
Glen Arbour Golf Course
Hammonds Plains, Halifax Metro
At 6,800 yards in length, Glen Arbour Golf Course, designed by well known Canadian Golfer and Course Architect Graham Cooke, is not long by today’s standard but the combination of natural hazards, elevation changes and tricky bentgrass greens challenge players of all skill levels. Glen Arbour has played host to numerous celebrity events including the inaugural Wayne Gretzky and Friend’s Invitational, the BMO Canadian Ladies Open (2005) and TELUS World Skins (2012).
The Links at Brunello
Timberlea, Halifax Metro
It is rare for a new course to open in Canada these days, and rarer still that it captures the imagination of the golfing public the way the Links at Brunello has since inviting the public to test this Tom McBroom design in 2015. “Canadian Tom McBroom’s design is carved from thick forests amid gigantic granite boulders,” noted Ron Whitten from Golf Digest; the publication ranked it No. 3 amongst all of the courses that opened in the world in 2015.
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
Digby, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
This stimulating 18-hole championship Stanley Thompson golf course is located just minutes from the resort. With ingenious routing, the course winds through picturesque pine trees and over a meandering brook which widens into ponds on holes two and sixteen. The true beauty of Nova Scotia has been captured and preserved for your golfing pleasure.