Cabot Links

Cabot Links in Nova Scotia.
Brian Oar
3 Photos

Cabot Links

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    Rod Whitman
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Developers Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser handed over a rolling plot of coastal Nova Scotia terrain to Canadian architect Rod Whitman. The result is Canada’s first authentic links. Firm, rumpled, fescue fairways, coastal breezes and endless views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence make it abundantly clear why Nova Scotia is the Latin name for “New Scotland.” Whitman’s talent for adding micro-contours in and around the greens (such as those that promote running approach shots into the 13th and 16th) is unsurpassed but are overlooked here because the long views are so spectacular. (Photo: Brian Oar)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 14, par-3, 103 yards: At just a touch over 100 yards you won’t need more than a wedge on this hole, but when the wind is blowing, good luck. Aim for the center of the green and be happy with your par.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Take a scenic trip on a helicopter over Cape Breton Highlands National Park before ending at Glenora Distillery for a tasting.
  • Insider tip

    Be sure you pack a variety of clothing, depending on what time of year you visit. Weather patterns can change rapidly, and the last thing you want is to be caught without the proper attire.