The roots of Northumberland Links run as far back as 1964 when some local residents of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, created a 9-hole golf course and country club. As the village itself has Scottish ties, all the holes were aptly given Gaelic names. In 1988, golf architect Bill Robinson redesigned the course, and it was expanded to a full 18-hole, par 72 championship track. This was funded by the provincial government, but in 2001 the ownership was returned back to the members. Now, the course hosts many tournaments and championships, including the NSGA Provincial Championships.
Northumberland Links is situated on the picturesque Northumberland Strait, with many of the holes offering fantastic views out over the water. On the inland side of the course, you’ll find tree-lined holes, many with a links-style design and no shortage of water hazards. The bentgrass greens are fast and small, providing an added challenge, especially on approach shots. Plus, golfers need to account for the winds coming off the Atlantic Ocean, making this course no cakewalk. Northumberland Links also boasts a full-service clubhouse with a pro shop, outdoor deck, and dining room. The Seawinds Café on-site serves food and beverages, and the beverage cart comes around to help you rehydrate when out on the course.