Cabot Cape Breton

15933 Central Ave,

Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0

  • Office

    +1 (855) 652 2268 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (902) 258 4653
  • Golf pro

    Mike Johnston (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open links-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland, oceanside (Gulf of St Lawrence).

  • Designer:

    Rod Whitman

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Links course. Located 1.5 km to the northeast with its own clubhouse is the 18-hole Cabot Cliffs course (par-72; 6764 from back tees) and the 10-hole The Nest course (par-30).






How to get there:

o.5 km NE of Inverness / 154 km W of Sydney.

Cabot Cape Breton (Links course)

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!

Est. 2012

The Cabot Cape Breton resort, with its two stunning 18-hole coastal courses (Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs) provides an unrivalled links golf experience on Canada's Atlantic coast.

Opened in 2012 to rave reviews, Cabot Links is a big dimension rolling layout, with sea views matching the splendour of the golf. As one of the world's great "new" links layouts, it joins an illustrious peer group that includes the likes of Bandon Dunes in Oregon, Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania and Castle Stuart in Scotland. Cabot even has its own "Ailsa Craig" rock, à la Turnberry in Scotland. Here the offshore skerry, which doubles as a bird sanctuary, is known as Margaree Island.

A wonderfully rolling, rustic front-nine, unashamedly sets the tone for this "through the dunes" links golf outing. The undulating generous width fairways lead to roller-coaster greens, including one or two double-greens. The par-3 7th is the only one-shot hole on the front-nine; if played into the wind it's going to feel more like a short par-4 than a long par-3. The front-nine at Cabot Links establishes its full-blooded links credentials. Like Ballybunion in Ireland, the back-nine lifts this golf course to something very special.

The stunningly scenic and even more exhilarating back-nine gets you right alongside the shoreline of the Gulf of St Lawrence. But not before the par-4 11th takes you around an inlet known as MacIsaac's Pond. At the far end of this beautiful and contrasting corner of the course sits an impressive ridge of authentic dunes (although not part of the course).

Emulating Royal Troon's "postage stamp" 8th hole, the delightfully short par-3 12th at Cabot Links lays down a comparably mischievous short iron challenge. Another "wee demon" awaits at the par-3 14th, played to an "infinity" green in front of the beach.

List of courses: Cape Breton (Cabot Trail)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season (usually mid-April thru' mid-Nov).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season (July thru' mid-Sept) on Links or Cliffs courses: C$475 (outside visitor); C$380 (resort guest).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Cabot Links is a walking course. Golf carts available only if medically required. Caddies available (best to book in advance).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Co-founded by Canadian businessman Ben Cowan-Dewar and American entrepreneur Mike Keiser (of Bandon Dunes fame), the Cabot Golf brand started out with two superb coastal courses (Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs) on the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. The brand's expansion now includes Cabot St Lucia in the Carribean, Cabot Revelstoke (opens 2024) in central British Columbia, and Cabot Highlands in Scotland (home to the Castle Stuart Links).

Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are built above former underground coal mines that stretch 2 km out to sea under the Gulf of St Lawrence. The courses take their name from the Italian navigator and explorer John Cabot (c.1450-c.1500). Commissioned by Henry VII of England, "Zuan Chabotto" (in his native Venetian) is thought to have been the first European to explore mainland North America since the Norse Vikings. Cabot made landfall somewhere on the coast of North America in 1497; Cape Breton is one of a number of locations where this landfall possibly occurred.

Published ranking

Canada's 5th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022) and 2nd best public access course (SCOREGolf, 2023).
World's 79th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24) and 50th best public access course (Golf World, 2023).


  • Lodge at Cabot Links

    15933 Central Ave, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0.

    +1 (902) 258 4653

    Visit website

    Designed by an award-winning architect and interior designer, the 48-room Cabot Links Lodge is inspired by its surroundings. The building incorporates materials that exude a timeless and modern aesthetic, giving the feel of low key luxury. The Lodge is located in close proximity to the Cabot Bar and Panorama Restaurant, fanning south to closely border the putting green of Cabot Links 18th hole.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Cabot Links

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cabot Cliffs

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