Rates (all-in rate, includes all taxes and fees), and are based on double occupancy:
$6333 CAD per person
Check-in at Cabot Cape Breton
Monday, July 29, 2024
About Cabot Resort: Recognized as one of the best golf resorts in the world, Cabot is truly special. Located on the remote shores of Inverness, Nova Scotia, this destination is authentically golf. With the two best golf courses in Canada at one location, exceptional dining, great east coast hospitality, and luxurious, modern accommodation, Cabot is an absolute must-experience.
Dining: Renowned for their exceptional culinary prowess, we highly recommend dining at the resort. Reservations are always recommended – click here for more information
Golf at Cabot Cliffs
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
From Cabot Cape Breton: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. Lose yourself in a place that is off the beaten path and far from the expected. Cabot Cliffs is built by dreamers, for dreamers, as it’s designed by legendary course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The most beautiful game on Earth, set against a backdrop only Mother Nature can provide. This is Cabot Cliffs.
Notable: The best golf course in Canada, undisputed. Ranked #1 course in Canada by SCOREGolf (2022), and ranked #11 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greats Golf Courses.
Designed by one of North America’s most renowned firms Coore & Crenshaw, Cabot Cliffs has been renowned since before it even opened. The anticipation was well deserved, as this course has been regarded as one of the world’s finest since it opened its doors in 2015.
This true links course occupies a diverse landscape, sitting atop the bluffs that overlook the Gulf of St Lawrence, with fairways that transition between woodland, wetland and meadowland areas. Somewhat unusually, but also adding to the playability and enjoyment, the layout is configured with six par threes, six par fours, and six par fives.
Hole 16 is the most notable hole on the course, but also perhaps one of the most notable holes in all of Canada. A par 3 to remember for all time, playing across the edge of the cliffs above the shoreline. Not to be outdone, the final 3 holes are regarded as one of the best 3 hole finishing stretches in golf.
Golf at Cabot Links
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
From Cabot Cape Breton: 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, where the holes spread out between the sea and the village of Inverness. This is Cabot Links—as designed by gifted Canadian golf course architect, Rod Whitman—where every hole offers an ocean view and where five holes play directly adjacent to the beach. This is the first authentic links in Canada, and one of the world’s greatest courses. This is Cabot Links.
Notable: The golf course that started it all for Cabot! Opened in 2012, Cabot Links was immediately heralded as a special course by golfing pundits from around the globe. Canada’s first true links course, Cabot Links is ranked #5 course in Canada by SCOREGolf (2022), and ranked #35 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greats Golf Courses.
Hole 14 is a notable hole for Links. Measuring in at 102 yards from the back markers, you’ll be playing downhill to an infinity green that’s totally exposed to the elements.
Check-in at Inverary Resort
Thursday, August 1, 2024
About Inverary Resort: In the heart of Cape Breton on the sparkling shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes, our resort hotel is at the start and end of the world famous Cabot Trail! With a picturesque location and abundance of amenities, Baddeck and Inverary Resort are your best way to experience Cape Breton Island! Keep your ears open for fiddles and kitchen parties and eyes peeled for the scenic treasures you will take home with you!
Things to do in the area: Inverary Resort is located on the stunning Bras d’Or Lakes, only steps away from an expansive trail system through the Cape Breton Highlands, and at the beginning and end of the world famous Cabot Trail Scenic Drive. For Inverary’s recommendations on things to do , click here
Notable: Quite possibly the crown jewel of Canada’s greatest golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. A piece of history, a golf course truly designed from the land in its most natural state, Stanley Thompson’s iconic “mountains and oceans” course, Cape Breton Highlands Links. If you are looking for a thrilling and traditional course which fits the land like a silk glove, Thompson’s masterpiece delivers. Thompson’s design principle of “Nature must always be the architect’s model,” rings true here at this most venerable of Canadian golf courses.
Golf Course Conditions: Get past some occasionally spotty conditions and appreciate Thompson’s genius at this eighth-ranked course in Canada (SCOREGolf, 2022).
The rugged Highlands Links is set in one of Canada’s most gorgeous spots, where golf and Mother Nature join together in sweet harmony. The routing takes you from the Atlantic Ocean into the mountains, into a valley alongside the Clyburn River, and back to the ocean again. This course was designed nearly a century ago, without the luxuries (and technology) afforded to today’s golf course architects. You’ll find humps and bumps all the way around and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a ‘3-wood from the deck flat lie’, but that is the true beauty and appreciation of this golf course. If you have any expectation of success at Cape Breton Highlands Links, you simply have to learn how to hit off an uneven lie.
Several of the greatest holes in Canadian golf can be found at Highlands. The back-to-back par 5s, six and seven, as well as 15 and 16, are arguably the best set of three-shot holes anywhere in the country.
Hole #2: From the tee players have little idea what lies ahead other than being able to see the fairway begin doglegging right out of view. A supremely natural hole, man’s hand is hardly evident in its creation.
Hole #3 – a beautiful par 3 that plays over a pond to a green protected by five bunkers.
Hole #7: one of the best long par 5s in the world. This long and twisting 3-shot hole, while always fair, does seem quite unrelenting.
Hole # 15 – The most memorable and photographed hole at Highlands Links is the par five 15th that features a rolling fairway and perhaps the most attractive green site on the property protected by 7 bunkers, and a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean that is just awe-inspiring.
Golf at Bell Bay
Saturday, August 3, 2024
Notable: One of Canada’s greatest modern architects Thomas McBroom has delivered another gem on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, Bell Bay Golf Club.
Bell Bay Golf Club overlooks the Bras d’Or Lakes and offers incredible views from every single hole on the course. Located in historic Baddeck, the starting point for the famous Cabot Trail, Alexander Graham Bell’s summer home, and one of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island’s original trading posts, Bell Bay Golf Club builds to a crescendo as McBroom saved the most dramatic terrain for the finishing holes. He calls the final stretch at Bell Bay Golf Club “one of the best finishing sequences anywhere” and that’s saying something coming from Mr. McBroom. From the tough par-4 15th through to the picture-postcard par-5 18th, what makes the game special is on display.
Bell Bay is a must play on Cape Breton Island. When it was first build nearly three decades ago, it was awarded the Best New Course in Canada by Golf Digest (1998), and more recently, was recognized in 2013 by SCOREGolf as the #44 public course in Canada.
Check-in at Fox Harb'r Resort
Sunday, August 4, 2024
About Fox Harb’r Resort: Embracing Nova Scotia’s dramatic Northumberland Coast, Fox Harb’r Resort offers timeless luxury in an unexpected place. Founded by legendary entrepreneur Ron Joyce, here you’ll experience world-class golf, exquisite dining, luxurious spa and exciting outdoor adventures — all enriched by our warm and gracious East Coast hospitality. Luxury without pretension…there’s no place like it.
Things to do in the area: Fox Harb’r has one of Nova Scotia’s top rated spas, and is the perfect pampering on a golf trip (additional costs apply) – click here for more information
Beneath the beautiful spa lies the resort’s Wellness Centre, a dynamic fitness studio and aquatic facility where you can enjoy a vigorous cardio workout, dive into the junior Olympic-sized swimming pool or relax in the mineral pool. Access to the Wellness Centre is included in your stay – click here for more information
Fox Harb’r Resort is big on one-of-a-kind experiences, and offers many activities to resort guests (additional charges may apply, subject to availability) including pickleball, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, wine tour and tasting, sport shooting, sea kayaking, hiking, archery, pontoon boat tours and luxury yacht cruises – click here for more information
Dining: Renowned for their culinary excellence, we highly recommend dining at the resort. Reservations are always recommended – click here for more information
Golf at Fox Harb'r Golf Course
Monday, August 5, 2024
Notable: An unbelievable golfing experience, you are going to feel like you are playing one of the Canada’s most exclusive golf courses.
Fox Harb’r was created by Ron Joyce, co-founder of the Tim Hortons coffee and baked foods chain. Joyce commissioned former top amateur golfer turned golf architect Graham Cooke to design the golf course which opened for play in 2001 to immediate acclaim, garnering the award for Best New Golf Course in Canada by Golf Digest. The accolades continue to flow in, with the golf course recently ranked #44 Public Course in Canada (SCOREGolf, 2021).
The Fox Harb’r course is essentially two loops of nine holes. The outward nine is parkland in nature, played away from the shore to sheltered woodland, wetland and lakes. The back nine is more links like, with many holes played above the steep rocky shore of the Northumberland Strait, and as you might imagine, the views are absolutely spectacular.
Notable holes include the par four 5th, which is 370 yards from the regular tees, doglegs to the right. The drive has to avoid not only a bunker on the right but a solitary oak tree in the middle of the fairway. At the short, 325-yard par four 16th, the drive from an elevated tee has to carry more than 100 yards of open water to the generous landing area on the fairway … but if the winds howling, look out!
Care to make a guess on who holds the course record? None other than Tiger Woods. On June 26, 2009, the sky was sunny and the thermometer hit 32 °C. First hand accounts report that here was no wind that day and that “the Northumberland Strait was like glass.” That was the day Tiger Woods visited Fox Harb’r, shot 63, and set the course record.
Golf at Northumberland Links
Tuesday, August 6, 2024
Notable: Many courses claim to be a Hidden Gem, but very few live up to the billing like Northumberland Links does. Often in the shadow of some of the higher profile courses in Nova Scotia, one might think that is exactly how Northumberland likes it.
This one time nine hole routing was expanded to an 18 hole layout by the provincial government during a time when they were looking to create a destination resort on the site. When those plans fell through the membership was able to buy the course back and have been proudly sharing it with golfers looking for impeccable conditioning and a wonderfully challenging routing. Canadian golf course architect Bill Robinson, who redesigned Northumberland Links, had, as part of his design philosophy, to move as little dirt as possible when building the course, let the land dictate the layout. The results speak for themselves!
A rich mix of links-like fairways that sit directly on the Northumberland Strait and tree-lined inland holes which allow occasional glimpses of the sparkling waters nearby, Prevailing winds, rolling fairways, well placed bunkers and lightning fast greens, this is Nova Scotia Links Golf at its finest.
The par-3 4th hole, called the Lobster Pot, is regarded as the signature hole on the scorecard. set out along the coastline of the strait. It calls for an heroic tee shot to hit and hold the green as the Atlantic Ocean sits ominously at the foot of a steep slope to the left.
Check-in at Rodd Brudenell River Resort
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
About your stay: Located in a tranquil setting within Brudenell River Provincial Park, a wide variety of activities and dining offered on-site, charming east-coast hospitality, and two exceptional golf courses located on-site Rodd Brudenell River Resort is the perfect east coast golf resort.
Dining: The resort has to great options to choose from for dining, The Gordon on the River or Club 19. The Gordon on the River is a small, initimate, bistro-style restaurant with full glass walls overlooking the Brudenell River. A little more laid back, Club 19 is a casual pub-style restaurant and bar overlooking the golf courses, open daily for lunch, dinner, and nightlife! Reservations at either restaurant are recommended, call 902-652-2332. Click here to view the menu and hours
Recreation: On-site activity amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, saunas, whirlpool, marina, bike trails/rentals, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, lawn bowling and tennis. Just a short walk from the resort you will find the beautiful Lakeside Beach. Relax on one of PEI’s famous beaches and enjoy the views of the North Shore. Beach shuttles are also provided from the resort. Click here to view more information on resort activities and nearby activities
Golf at Dundarave
Thursday, August 8, 2024
Notable: Located 40 mins east of Downtown Charlottetown, Dundarave is designed by the renowned team of Michael Hurdzan / Dana Fry who’s designs have been prolific across North America (Devil’s Paintbrush, Devil’s Pulpit, Le Diable, Georgian Bay Club just to name a few). Their only design on the Island of Prince Edward Island has received numerous accolades, most recently being ranked as the #38 public golf course in Canada (SCOREGolf, 2021).
Expansive, tree-lined fairways at Dundarave lead to large, cleverly contoured greens protected by red sanded bunkers, unique to this course and characteristic of PEI’s red soils. The 18 holes meander through some of the most stunning terrain on the island. Some holes play in open meadow, another section is in woods, a stretch wind along the river’s edge and several holes run up and down hills and skirt pond and wetlands. Stunning and exciting!
The fairways have been carved through acres of pine forest so golfers stand on every tee box isolated from the rest of the course. Don’t think the trees completely negate the effects of an ever-prevalent wind, however, as many of the greens are laid out on exposed sites beside the Brudenell River where unexpected gusts can suddenly whip in off the water.
Signature holes #17 feels like the perfect PEI golf hole from the tee, with a beautiful PEI countryside backdrop and the popping red-sand bunkers protecting the green. Hole #18 again has a great PEI golf feel and is a great finishing hole. Holes #5 and #8 on the front are exceptional holes, and hole #9 is a doozy of a tee shot.
Golf at Brudenell River Golf Course
Friday, August 9, 2024
Notable: Long recognized as the most popular golf course on the Island, this picturesque garden and river course offers six par 3′s, six par 4′s and six par 5′s. Broad fairways and manicured greens are accented by numerous gardens, lakes and ponds. Built in 1969 by renowned Canadian course architect Robbie Robinson, this nationally acclaimed layout is a local and traveler’s favorite. No stranger to accolades, this course cracked the SCOREGolf Top 100 courses in Canada rankings from 2000 – 2008.
Reachable par 5’s, stern par 4’s and exacting short holes will bring you through vast stands of trees, stunning shorelines and tranquil wetlands. A place that golfers of all abilities will truly enjoy, many will have a chance for a career round on this most pleasurable shot-maker’s routing.
Signature holes #5 and #10 are special, two par 3’s that run alongside the river. Hole #12 and Hole #17 are greatly designed holes, a par 4 and a par 5 that fit like a glove in Robinson’s natural design. Hole #4 is one of the course’s most memorable, a sharp dogleg left par 5 that finishes with a downhill shot to a green that can potentially be reached in two with the beautiful backdrop of the river on your approach shot.
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PEI’s highest ranked golf course and flagship course, this Thomas McBroom oceanside masterpiece is recognized as the #16 public golf course in Canada (SCOREGolf, 2021). The course has been the Island’s must-play since it opened in 1994, when it was instantly recognized by Golf Digest as Canada’s Best New Course for that year. Undulating fairways, water holes with a wisp of wind, pot bunkers, challenging greens, stunning ocean views, and the island’s best conditioning all come together to provide you with an experience not to be forgotten, setting the gold standard for golf on PEI. The engaging layout and architecture features several inland holes (front 9) complemented by some gorgeous coastal holes (back 9).
Keep in mind, the location of the course near the ocean lends itself to some windy conditions which can put some serious teeth in layout. The windy location and sod stacked bunkers add to the links feels of the course while the tree lined inland holes remind you that you’re in Canada.
Signature holes #11 and #16 are sure to capture your imagination!