Inverness, Nova Scotia
An honest-to-God pure links course on the Nova Scotia (aka New Scotland) coast
According to those who know these things, there are five genuine links courses in North America. Three of these are in Bandon, Oregon, one is a 9-holer in Massachusetts and the other is Cabot Links in Canada. Located on the coast Nova Scotia – which for those of you keeping score at home means “New Scotland” – Cabot Links genuinely looks, feels and plays like a Scottish course. And – not to offend any purists – but it’s a better course than much of what you’d find in the mother land of links. This is one of the best new golf courses in recent decades, period.
Cabot Links is a joy and a marvel to play, certainly an authentic links if authenticity can be determined based on a golf course’s openness and/or requirement of an imaginative ground game, or by its location close to the whipping wind and salty air of a nearby sea, or by tufts of tall fescue securing dunes and hiding wayward golf balls, or deep pot bunkers that appear as snarling menaces ready to suck up every shot, or even by the local presence of lilting Irish or Scottish accents.The Millions
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Cabot Links is open from mid May through late October.
Temperatures should be pleasant most times Cabot Links is open. Rainfall is relatively consistent during the months the course is open.
Anytime Cabot Links is open should be a good time to play.
|May 8-28||Resort guests: $120 / $ 95 twilight // Non-resort guests: $160 / $115 twilight|
|May 29-31||Resort guests: $200 / $150 twilight // Non-resort guests: $260 / $170 twilight|
|June 1-11||Resort guests: $200 / $150 twilight // Non-resort guests: $260 / $170 twilight|
|June 12-30||Resort guests: $240 / $170 // Non-resort guests: $305 / $190 twilight|
|July 1-2||Resort guests: $250 / $175 // Non-resort guests: $315 / $195 twilight|
|July 3-30||Resort guests: $280 / $195 // Non-resort guests: $340 / $225 twilight|
|August||Resort guests: $280 / $195// Non-resort guests: $340 / $225 twilight|
|September 1-13||Resort guests: $280 / $195 // Non-resort guests: $340 / $225 twilight|
|September 14-27||Resort guests: $250 / $175 // Non-resort guests: $315 / $195 twilight|
|September 28-30||Resort guests: $200 / $150 twilight // Non-resort guests: $260 / $170 twilight|
|October 1-11||Resort guests: $200 / $150 twilight // Non-resort guests: $260 / $170 twilight|
|October 12-25||Resort guests: $120 / $ 95 twilight // Non-resort guests: $160 / $115 twilight|
Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on cabotlinks.com
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are $70 for a senior caddie and $50 for a junior caddie.
Clubs – Titleist for men and Cobra for women – are available for $60. Cabot Links recommends you book them in advance.
Golf carts are only available for medical reasons. They rent for $35 (Canadian Dollars). A medical certificate is required and you must also hire a caddie to drive the cart (for $70)
Note: All prices are in Canadian Dollars
Sydney is a smaller airport – flights and airlines will be limited. Your best bet will probably be to fly into Halifax. If you can’t find a direct flight, you’ll likely be able to connect via Toronto.
Also be aware that, despite the distance, Cabot offers an airport transfer service via a Sprinter van. More info here.
Cabot Links’ driving range is located at Cabot Cliffs, a five minute drive away. There is a shuttle that departs every 12 minutes. There is a practice green by Cabot Links’ first tee.