Cape Breton is now one of the best or maybe the best golf destination in Canada. This is world-class golf on a world-class island. It is now home to two of the best 100 golf courses in the world – Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs in Inverness. Not a bad rating considering there are approximately 35 thousand golf courses in the world. These courses along with what we call the fabulous foursome – the Highlands Links, which formerly made the top 100 list, Bell Bay, Le Portage and Dundee make Cape Breton a destination for golf enthusiasts.
In Jeff Barr’s 1001 golf holes you must play before you die, the Highland Links had five holes listed – as many as Augusta National, US and St. Andrew’s, Scotland. We’re now in completion with our ancestors in Scotland. 1/3 of Cape Bretoners have Scottish heritage. No wonder we like golfing so much. Highland Links is my favorite, especially in the fall. You can also golf the Lakes, set on the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes and Seaview. Seaview Golf and Country Club is one of the hidden gems on the shores of the North West Arm of Sydney Harbor. It has panoramic views of the harbor, my house and the car ferry to Newfoundland. All of these courses have fantastic scenery with natural beauty and water views. Comparatively speaking Cape Breton’s courses are reasonably priced and can be booked through golfcapebreton.com.
I think it is now tee time of a different sort.