I took us two planes and a drive to get to Cabot Links, but certainly worth the effort. 3 of us made the trip to play 5 courses in Cape Breton and Cabot Links was the first. We stayed on-site and the rooms are quite nice, not large, but very nicely appointed with a great view of the first tee and the St. Lawrence.
We were not able to eat in the main restaurant as it was fully booked for the two nights we were there so the first night we ate in bar. The food was very good but somewhat expensive. The second night we drove 10 minutes down the road and ate at the Glenora Inn and Distillery. The food and service was oustanding and we thought very reasonably priced.
The golf at Cabot Links did not disappoint. We played 36 holes with caddies and the experience was outstanding. The course played hard and fast like a links course should and of course the wind was always a factor. We played the top courses in Northern Ireland last year and this course was as close to true links golf as I have played in North America and I include Bandon Dunes in the comparison. It was a brillant way to start our trip.
I would go definitely go back when the 2nd 18 is ready and make it a three or four day stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabot Links features 36 holes of exhilarating links golf and one of the best experiences in the country. With two acclaimed courses, 72 rooms of award-winning accommodation at Cabot Links Lodge, 14 Golf Villas and exquisite dining in our three on-site restaurants, Cabot is designed to excite and inspire at every turn. Located on over a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Cabot Links is Canada's first and only authentic links golf resort. Lauded as a golfer's paradise, the Rod Whitman designed Cabot Links course incorporates the rugged Nova Scotia landscape - dramatic seaside vistas with undulating terrain - and sandy soil. Our newest addition, Cabot Cliffs, is designed by the legendary team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The official opening is slated for June of 2016 and promises to provide an incredible golf experience, through coastal dunes and high atop the ocean-side Cliffs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabot Links Resort Inverness, Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Island