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“Highland Links Golf Ingonish N.S.”

Highlands Links Golf Course
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Ingonish
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Brantford, Canada
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3 reviews
“Highland Links Golf Ingonish N.S.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I was somewhat disappointed in my golf experience at Highland Links this past week. After reading about the course and looking forward to playing one of the Top 100 courses in North America, I expected an extraordinary experience in line with the $260+ it cost my wife and I. The course did not deliver. It is a nice course and very challenging (expect a few three putts if your wedges are not accurate) but it only deserves a sub $100 price. The greens were not in great shape but I can forgive this as many courses suffer though the winter occasionally. The scenery was nice on the few holes that bordered the water but not spectacular. I'm not saying that we did not enjoy our game, we did, but something was missing. We've golfed far better courses for less money.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous golf course, great condition”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I love playing Highland Links. The scenery is spectacular, holes challenging but forgiving and it even has a mommy and baby moose this year.

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
“Beautiful, but...”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

This stunningly beautiful, well designed and challenging course is very sadly being let down by management and staff. The greens (early June 2013) were in terrible shape with a great deal of apparent winter kill and several with roped off areas but without indication that one side of the rope or the other was ground under repair. We can, perhaps, be generous and assume that the environment and not the greens keeper is to blame (ergo my score of 3 vice the 2 it otherwise merits), but there can be no excuse for some clubhouse staff who seemed entirely without enthusiasm and traditional Cape Breton good cheer. The experience was also much diminished by small details, for example several holes with empty ball washers for three straight days, beer cart without cups despite repeated requests, and lack of selection carried by the cart. None of these are capital issues; they merely require attention to detail by the management and some leadership. It is a matter of pure speculation, but I very strongly believe the blame may be assigned to the fact that the course is owned and run by the federal government (Parks Canada) and staffed by members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The federal government simply cannot effectively and efficiently operate what should clearly be a commercial enterprise. Under proper management, the course should thrive but, if it doesn't, then this very sad fact must be accepted.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must if you like to play golf”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

A wonderful golf course, if you love the game play here.
Nothing negative about it. The staff was wonderful as well.

Visited May 2013
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Golf”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful links course! Views breathtaking, course well maintained!
Friendly staff and good food upstairs on the deck overlooking the course.

Visited July 2012
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