Home to a wide variety of courses that range from classics designed by native son…
When Cabot Links opened three summers ago on the western side of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, golf aficionados rushed there for a true-links experience along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and pronounced the course a winner.
How do you deﬁne a nice neighbor? One who breaks out the 12-year-old single malt when you drop by instead of the cheap blended stuff? Or doesn’t complain when your split-level ranch becomes home to the world’s loudest garage band? No. A nice neighbor is someone who offers you your choice of tee times on more than 2,000 golf courses. Like Canada.
Forget the doom and gloom. This gotta-play region hasn’t thrown in the golf towel, choosing instead to invest in the game, add new courses and places to stay, and reach out to traveling golfers. It’s where to go now.
This Nova Scotia layout has been the most hotly anticipated new course of the year. Following his visit in September, LINKS Senior Writer Thomas Dunne found himself struggling with a simple question. What emerged was a (messy) search for the elusive border separating good from great—as well as a captivating conversation with a fellow linksophile.