Golfing this Summer? Asking Fore a Friend

Cape Breton Island is known for its incredible coastal beauty and now it’s also a world-famous destination for golf. Cape Breton Island has three courses in Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and three courses in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play!  Read more to learn about opening season savings, opening dates, and how to make planning your next golf trip as easy as possible.

Golfing this Summer? Asking Fore a Friend

Cabot Cliffs

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. A chance to follow in the legendary footsteps of course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. From cliff to cliff and across rolling sand dunes, experience the game in its most visceral sense: with a stiff coastal wind at your back and a sense of purpose in your swing.

Golf Cabot Cliffs

Cabot Links

Located over a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton, Cabot Links offers one of the best golf resort experiences in North America. With an ocean view from each of the resort’s 72 rooms and 36 golf holes, Cabot Links is where traditional links golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

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Golf Packages


The Nest

This Par 3, 10-hole routing perched on the highest point of the Cabot Cliffs. This course offers interesting greens, with short grass surrounds and the same style of rustic, rugged bunkers that are found throughout its sister courses Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. Whether it’s the quest for that elusive ace, the chasing of daylight during the late-fall days, or a travel day that leaves you aching to stretch your legs, the short course is the fix for all of it.

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Cape Breton Highlands Links 

One of the oldest and best-known courses on the Island is continuously ranked among the top 100 courses in the world. Cape Breton Highlands Links opened in 1941 after being designed by Stanley Thompson and had changed over the years, but in the last few years has been restored to its original glory. All bunkers have been completely restored to their original shapes and locations. Turf conditions have improved dramatically and the green sizes are back to their original shape. With the selective tree removal program, they have opened up more of the original view-planes.

The course is located next to the iconic Keltic Lodge Resort in Ingonish Beach within the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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Bell Bay Golf Course 

Located in Baddeck, along the Bras d’Or Lake, is the Bell Bay Golf Course. The village of Baddeck is widely considered to be both the beginning and the end of the famous Cabot Trail. Here you can start your golfing experience on Cape Breton’s true Championship Golf Course while taking in the breathing sights of the warm autumn colours alongside the stunning Bras d’Or Lake.

Bell Bay Double Play

Dundee Resort & Golf Club

Dundee Resort & Golf Club is located in West Bay, Cape Breton Island where you are surrounded by rich forests, lush lawns, a championship golf course, and the brilliant Bras d’Or Lake.  Spend the day golfing at our world-class course.

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The Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort

Located in scenic Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, our beautiful resort offers lush accommodations surrounded by four seasons of activity. World-class golf, sailing, skiing, beaches, and hiking are all at your fingertips when you stay at the Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort.

The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin is a world-class, five-star golf course. The course is constructed on three plateaus. The maximum elevation of 150-feet above sea level provides beautiful vistas of the rolling hills and waters of the Bras d’Or Lake.

golf course by the ocean on cape breton island

Le Portage Golf Club

With the Gulf of St. Lawrence on one side and majestic mountains on the other, it’s not hard to see the beauty of Chéticamp’s ‘hidden gem’ Le Portage Golf Club.  Located minutes away from the entrance of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and on the World Famous Cabot Trail.

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Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!