Cape Breton Island to offer second golf course: Cabot Cliffs

View of second green at Cabot Links looking toward the Gulf of St. Lawrence
View of second green at Cabot Links looking toward the Gulf of St. Lawrence

 

Our second season with Cape Breton Island approaches with Stanley Thompson’s masterpiece at Highlands Links fully restored to its original excellence.  There is every expectation that World #98 (GOLF Magazine) will be rising in the rankings.

Last year’s newcomer and Canada’s only authentic links layout, Cabot Links, met every expectation to the point that co-owners Mike Keiser (Bandon Dunes) and Ben Cowan-Dewar have announced plans for a second course.  Cabot Cliffs will be designed by Coore and Crenshaw.  Keiser told Bill Coore during one of their recent site visits, “I think we’re on to something big here.”  We couldn’t agree more particularly considering the availability of four more Cape Breton courses we can recommend highly; Dundee, Bell Bay, The Lakes and Le Portage.

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Hotel Boost for Angus

We at PerryGolf are always very excited at the announcement of new hotels – especially when they will work well for golf destinations – and so we are pleased to hear that the Wyndam Hotel Group are planning a new resort including a championship course designed by Darren Clarke just outside of Dundee.  This will be the first Wyndam Resort in Scotland and should make an already attractive golfing destination a “must play”…especially with the new Trump Course just an hour up the road and Carnoustie Golf Links and St. Andrews on your doorstep!

You can see full details of the development by clicking here.

By Alastair Niven. Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.