Nova Scotia is home to some of the best golf resorts in Canada and the world! Golf enthusiasts come from around the globe to play on the iconic cliffside resorts of this Eastern Canadian province. Beyond the courses themselves, these resorts provide world-class service and accommodation, making them the perfect option for a stay-and-play golf trip!
cabot cape breton
Capot Cape Breton features two of Canada’s top golf courses, Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links, with a total of 36 holes and ranked #1 and #3 in the country by SCOREGolf. The holes offer incredible views over the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches of the beautiful coastline. The golf resort is located on the coast of Cape Breton and has three on-site restaurants, 72 rooms in Cabot Links Lodge and 19 golf villas.
keltic lodge/highland links
Keltic Lodge at the Highlands is a beautiful golf resort in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which includes the Highland Links Golf Course. This 18-hole course was designed by one of Canada’s top golf course architects, Stanley Thompson. He called the course “the mountains and ocean” course as it features breathtaking views of the mountains, cliffs, rivers and the ocean. The resort also has a spa, pool and two on-site restaurants.
Fox Harb’r Resort is the only five-star resort in Nova Scotia. The golf course is 18-holes, and the current record holder at this course is Tiger Woods. It’s sat on the Northumberland Coast and is the definition of luxury. There are 88 oceanview rooms complete with private terraces, plush bathrobes, Italian Frette bed linen and flat-screen HDTVs. Visit the on-site spa and three dining options, The Willard (casual dining), Cape Cliff (fine dining), and in-room dining.
inverary resort/bell bay golf course
Located on Cape Breton Island outside of Baddeck, you’ll find Inverary Resort and the Bell Bay Golf Club. It’s situated on the Bras d’Or Lakes, where you can go paddleboarding, jet skiing, kayaking, or even take part in a floating picnic. And, of course, don’t miss out on the Bell Bay Golf Club, one of the best courses in Nova Scotia. This challenging 18-hole course has hosted multiple championships, and it’s often said that they have the best closing sequence in the country.
the lakes at ben eoin
The Lakes at Ben Eoin is a golf club and resort in beautiful Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. The resort is all-season, meaning you can visit at any time of year and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing and, of course, golf! They have an in-house restaurant which is a modern twist on a traditional steakhouse using local ingredients. The Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course, each with its own picture-perfect view. It combines lengthy, rolling fairways with dramatic rocky sections and rushing streams, so you never know what’s around each corner.
While it is not specifically a golf resort, booking a stay-and-play in the heart of Halifax will allow you to experience one of the most fun cities in Canada. Stay in Hollis Halifax or Residence Inn Marriott Halifax and play rounds at The Links at Brunello and Chester Golf Club. During your time in Halifax, you can walk the waterfront boardwalk, check out the public gardens or visit one of the many museums around town.
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