Despite all of this global chaos, one thing remains a certainty: Golf is essential. For some, golf is an escape. For others, golf is a hobby. But, for many of us, golf is a way of life. There’s just something magical about the way the pale ball sweeps the dew off the green as the sun rises above the Atlantic; the soothing sounds of distant mowers lopping off three days of lush growth; and the feeling one obtains after sinking a 25-foot birdie putt. Golf brings friends closer together. Golf bonds couples. And, of course, golf often serves as a business tactic. Luckily for you, Keltic Lodge at the Highlands’ award-winning links-style course is still here, awaiting the challenge. As one of the top-reviewed Cape Breton golf courses, we’re gleefully expecting an influx of Novan Scotian and jet-setting golfers on June 1 and well beyond.
Cape Breton Golf: Natural Beauty and Craftsmanship Meld
It’s no secret that summer travelers flock to Keltic Lodge for the world-class Cape Breton golf. While the island’s jagged coastline, dramatic waterfalls, and lush backcountry remain alluring, nothing tops 18 holes of championship golf on a Stanley Thompson-design masterpiece. Cape Breton Highlands Links remains the fourth-best course in Canada; it’s often compared to Pebble Beach’s Cypress Point. Thompson’s unique design laps through dense forestry along rugged Ingonish Bay. The course has everything and more, including peaceful ponds, awe-inspiring ocean views, deep bunkers, towering mountains, firm greens, and those wild, un-level fairways.
Cape Breton Highlands Links
While not a “true” Scottish links-style course, Thompson was able to masterfully craft a distinctly links-esque landscape amid a prickly, thick forest. There are still plenty of wind-swept sand dunes, rising grounds, open parkland, and dramatic ridges. Covering approximately 6,600 yards of sheer Nova Scotian beauty, golfers of all skill levels are welcome to revel in this classic Cape Breton golf masterpiece. Experienced golfers will find great pleasure in the challenge, while new lovers of the game will appreciate each and every vantage point of this glorious land. As the shoulder season approaches, don’t forget to book tee times to coincide with your upcoming stay.
Award-Winning Nova Scotia Golf Resorts
Unlike most Cabot Trail golf courses, Keltic Lodge also boasts a world-class resort, highlighted by its fine dining, spa facilities, and oceanfront accommodations. Combining a genuinely rejuvenating stay at an award-winning resort with several rounds at one of the best golf courses in Nova Scotia is a no-brainer. Most memorable Cape Breton golf vacations also include an afternoon or two of adventure, as the resort rests along the western edge of Middle Head Trail. A long-awaited, well-deserved Keltic Lodge golf getaway is closer than you think; book now at KelticLodge.ca before prime tee times dry up over the coming weeks.