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Cabot Links Golf Resort

Nova Scotia, Canada
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A truly remarkable destination, Nova Scotia’s Cabot Links Golf Resort is located in Canada’s far east on Cape Breton. With two World Top 100 golf courses and an uninterrupted view of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the Resort is a North American paradise. The Golf Resort is open from mid-May until the end of October each year to account for the long winters of Nova Scotia. The Resort features award-winning accommodation and three on-site restaurants with exceedingly warm hospitality. The summer lasts from mid-June to mid-September where daytime temperatures usually reach 20-25 degrees Celsius or 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Cabot Links Resort is on the eastern side of Canada, in direct contrast to far western resorts including Predator Ridge and Crown Isle Resort in British Columbia.

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    Cabot Links (World #35)

    The Cabot Links golf course is simply stunning. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the course emanates a traditional course like the Scottish links golf courses. The landscape is rugged with undulations throughout; golf balls fly along on firm and fast ground. The holes run between the sea and village of Inverness, with five tee boxes to choose from. Designed by Canadian Rod Whitman, Cabot Links Golf Course is rated as Golf Digest’s 19th best golf course in the world as of 2016, and 35th in the world as of 2019. A truly memorable golf course, its length is 6,854 yards / 6,267 metres with a par of 70. Five of the holes play directly adjacent to the beach, while the rest of the course runs over haphazard land on foundations built from a coal mine. Rugged, beautiful and exhilarating, Cabot Links is a must-play golf course.


    Cabot Cliffs (World #9)

    Ranked as Golf Digest’s 9th best golf course in the world in 2018, the Cabot Cliffs golf course is a dramatic masterpiece designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The stunning golf course features dramatic overhanging cliffs fronting the wild Atlantic Ocean, with Cape Breton mountain views rising in the distance. The par-3 16th is one the most photographed holes that plays along a cliff line with a tight green standing above a towering cliff overlooking the ocean. There are five tee boxes available so golfers of every calibre can enjoy Cabot Cliffs during their stay at the Resort. The Par-72 championship golf course measures 6,765 yards and 6,185 metres. There is no further introduction needed for a golf course that is within the top ten world’s best.


    The Cabot Links Resort accommodations feature a bespoke mix of lodge rooms and golf villas. All accommodations are designed with timeless aesthetics mixed with contemporary architecture. All rooms have high-end amenities and enjoy commanding views of the rugged coastline or nearby forested hills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


    The Lodge Rooms

    Lodge rooms at Cabot Links occupy one or two floors; there are no high-rise buildings in the vicinity. The accommodations blend in with the landscape with golf course and Atlantic Ocean views. The award-winning local Nova Scotian architect, Susan Fitzgerald, and interior designer, Alexandra Angle, designed the 72-room Cabot Links Lodge. Interior colour palettes consist of lighter tones with lots of natural light and blueish hues to match the nearby ocean. The Lodge Rooms come with either a king bed or twin beds capable of sleeping one or two guests. The Lodge rooms are located near the CabotBar and Panorama Restaurant.


    Choose between a Cabot Double, Cabot King, Deluxe Double, Deluxe King or a Deluxe King Balcony. The difference denotes to double’s offering twin double-beds, while kings offer a luxurious king-sized bed. The distinction between the Cabot and Deluxe room types is that Deluxe rooms provide much more space, a separate bath and walk-in shower.


    Golf Villas

    Designed by renowned architect, Omar Gandhi, the Cabot Links Resort Golf Villas are ideal for longer stays or larger groups. Choose from two or four-bedroom Golf Villas, each accommodating up to four and eight guests respectively. The Golf Villas are simple, refined, elegant and beautiful. Inside, travelling golfers will find a modern living area with a fully-equipped kitchen for home cooking and entertaining.


    The two-bedroom villas enjoy endless panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and Cabot Links golf course; while inside, the open-plan living area is graced with contemporary couches, a flat-screen TV, dining table and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. The Master Bedroom has a king-sized bed and an en-suite with bathtub and walk-in shower. There is an additional king bedroom and a separate bathroom for guest-use. Two-bedroom dinners have a unique private deck overlooking the natural wonders of the North Atlantic, which are perfect for entertaining friends.


    The four-bedroom Golf Villas feature four bedrooms, four bathrooms and multiple sitting areas. Inside, golfers will find a master bedroom with a king-size bed and double-vanity en-suite. The three other bedrooms feature king beds and attached bathrooms. An open-plan kitchen and living area open unto a large private deck perfect for entertaining with the stunning Atlantic Ocean and Cape-Breton vistas.

    Resort Dining

    Panorama Restaurant

    With unsurpassed golf course and the Atlantic Ocean views, the Panorama Restaurant at Cabot Links Golf Resort overlooks the Links course 18th hole. Open for breakfast and dinner; the Panorama Restaurant delivers a la carte and buffet offerings to start your day and the best Nova Scotian ingredients for dinner. An extensive local and international wine list completes the dining experience at Cabot Resort’s Panorama Restaurant.


    Cabot Bar

    Overlooking the Cabot Links golf course 18th hole, the Cabot Bar is the recommended spot for a post-round snack. With indoor and outdoor patio sitting areas, it is a great spot to linger for a drink or pre-dinner refreshment. The diverse menu showcases locally caught seafood, fresh farm produce and great quality Canadian Beef. Golfers can grab breakfast from the Cabo Bar for those with early tee times; lunch is a la carte and dinner is served in a relaxed, comfortable setting. The drink list from breakfast to dinner is carefully curated for every type of travelling golfer from the early risers to the wine lovers, the cocktail drinkers and the whiskey lovers.


    The Cabot Public House

    The Cabot Public House is the Resort’s pub-style restaurant. It incorporates great food and fantastic staff into a welcoming atmosphere featuring live music, an outdoor patio, pool table and TV screens. The cuisine at the Public House varies from local seafood starters to hearty pub meals, pub classics and changeable orders. Craft beers, an extensive wine list and other refreshments will ensure a memorable time at the Public House.

    Resort Facilities

    Golf Facilities

    It is important to know that both golf courses at Cabot Resort are walking-only. Caddies can be hired before your game at the clubhouse; they are paid directly, and tipping is at your discretion. The driving range is located at Cabot Cliffs golf course, just a short shuttle from the main Resort building. The clubhouse is a Cabot Links near the main resort and the Pro Shop stocks some of the best golf brands plus Cabot’s logoed merchandise. There is a practice putting green and short-game area adjacent to the clubhouse.



    Nova Scotia’s Inverness and surrounding area is home to some of the world’s greatest fishing with the largest concentration of Bluefin tuna in the world and some of the best salmon. Enjoy a rest day from golf fishing for salmon on the Margaree river or chartering a boat on the Atlantic Ocean for Bluefin tuna. The Margaree River is fly fishing only, and is a 50-minute round trip from Cabot Links Resort; the season goes from June 1 to October 31, and you can make a 4-hour half-day trip. The charter boats go for up to 8 hours with different fishing season dates each year.



    For a small fee, guests at Cabot Links Resort can enjoy the nearby Celtic Shores coastal trail or ride to the nearby community of Mabou to enjoy lunch at the Red Shoe Pub. Guests can ride one way and arrange to be picked up by the Resort van. Cycling is one of the most pleasant experiences and best ways to see Nova Scotia’s beautiful Cape Breton countryside.


    Food & Drink

    The Cape Breton region is a prized seafood destination. Golfers can enjoy the local farmers market, local restaurants accessible from the Resort, or book a dining experience at Cabot Resort which features bespoke menus by special request; perfect for an anniversary or special occasion. Other experiences around Cape Breton include the Glenora distillery, which has tours available to book and showcases the rare 25-year-old Glen Breton whiskey.


    Hiking and Walking

    The Cape Breton Island offers serene natural beauty in an isolated setting. Many hiking trails find back-country lakes, waterfalls and forests that offer un-touched panoramas. Local hiking trails include the Inverness Boardwalk, a 30-min coastal route that offers beachside walking with ocean views. The Egypt Falls walk takes up to two hours and features heavily forested trails with a remarkable cascading waterfall. The Gypsum mine trail is a one-hour loop that follows an old railway bed built in the early 1900s, that passes a pristine emerald lake.


    Boat Tours

    The Atlantic Ocean is one of Cape Breton’s biggest attractions to travellers. Boat tours are the best way to experience the beautiful coastline and enchanting waters. Tours can incorporate whale watching, leisure rides and even private sailing trips.



    An excellent place to settle bets from the golf course is on the Cabot Resort tennis complex. The outdoor tennis courts are hard-surfaced or clay courts. They are a favourite past time for guests at the Cabot Links Resort. Programs, lessons and tournaments are often organised at the Resort tennis complex.

    How to Get There

    Cabot Links Resort is located on Canada’s far eastern coast on Cape Breton Island. The remoteness of the Resort is highly sought-after, but it is essential to know the right information to get there. There are various flights into Nova Scotia’s capital at Halifax where the Cabot Resort Mercedes Sprinter can pick up and drop off from; it is a very scenic three-hour drive. There are also direct flights to Sydney in Cape Breton, from which the journey is two hours. Golfers can also self-drive to incorporate other accommodation and custom packages with Cabot Links Resort.

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