OCTOBER 15th, 2015 – In recognition of the Resort’s 75th anniversary, GolfNorth is pleased to announce our vision and plan to re-establish Cape Breton’s Keltic Lodge and Cape Breton Highlands Links, as the number #1 destination for food, golf, scenery and hospitality in Canada, with over $2 million in improvements over the next 9 months.
Over the coming winter, we have an ambitious plan to upgrade, renovate and create a variety of accommodations, facilities, golf course and customer service enhancements. Our desire is to radically improve the Keltic experience for visitors, while honouring the history of this iconic landmark. Areas that will see immediate attention include; renovations to Ceilidh Hall and the Atlantic Restaurant, additional rooms, enhancements and modern washrooms in the Inn at Keltic, and the addition of several executive suites for golfers, situated a pitching wedge from the first tee. GolfNorth intends to work with Parks Canada, Destination Cape Breton, and the local community to ensure that these improvements are successful and completed in time for opening in 2016.
Last but certainly not least, are improvements to the Cape Breton Highlands Links golf course. This magnificent piece of golf history has been fighting back in recent years, and will also enjoy several changes this winter. The Clubhouse will be de-modernized and become more reflective of the classic 1941 era. The kitchen will be upgraded to create new opportunities within the food and beverage operation, and additional dining and deck areas will be added. On the golf course itself, we will continue with tree clearing, the levelling of tee decks and drainage improvements; all of which are integral to carrying out the Master Plan created by Parks Canada and architect Ian Andrew through to its completion.
Every Canadian, who has ever travelled the Cabot Trail, knows that Cape Breton is simply a marvel of Canadian wilderness. The Keltic Lodge and Highland Links are two remarkable gems, offering some of the most breathtaking views in all of Canada. The fact that these treasures exist at the nexus point between the workaday world, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park, is the stuff of dreams. No planner, developer, or golf course architect could ever hope to repeat what has developed organically on the peninsula. We intend to make the Lodge and Course a point of continuing pride for the people of Ingonish, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Canada – and we are going to invite the world.
GolfNorth Properties is a Golf and Resort management company, based in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario. Founded in 1994, the company has expanded steadily, and is a national leader in the consolidation and management of golf properties.