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Golfing in the Fall? Asking Fore a Friend

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island is known for its incredible coastal beauty and now its becoming a world famous destination for golf. Cape Breton Island has 3 of Canada’s Top 10 golf courses, according to Score Golf and according to Golf Digest, 3 courses in the Best 100 Golf Courses in the world! This blog includes shoulder season savings for each course and their closing dates, making planning your next golf trip as easy as possible.

Bell Bay Golf Course 

Located in Baddeck, along the Bras d’Or Lake, is the Bell Bay Golf Course. The village of Baddeck is widely considered to be both the beginning and the end of the famous Cabot Trail. Here you can start your golfing experience on Cape Breton’s true Championship Golf Course while taking in the breathing sights of the warm autumn colours alongside the stunning Bras d’Or Lake.

Fall 2020 Packages include:

Bell Bay Double Play – Try to keep your eye on the ball as you wind your way around our spectacular championship golf course with the most breathtaking views of the Bras d’Lakes. One Night at the Inverary Resort with breakfast 2 rounds of golf with a cart at Bell Bay Golf Club $175 per person (plus tax).

Lakeside Sunset Package – Live a little and spoil yourselves with our personalized Lakeside Sunset Getaway at the Inverary Resort. Includes two nights under our sumptuous duvets in a King room or suite, a lakeside picnic of curated charcuterie and a bottle of bubbly, cuddly blankets to wrap yourselves as you watch the sunset from Adirondack chairs, hearty breakfasts for two daily and sweets in your room when you arrive. This is your time! Starting from $409 per package.

Currently open Monday-Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Closes: October 25

Bell Bay Double Play

Cape Breton Highland Links 

One of the oldest and best-known courses on the Island is continuously ranked among the Top 100 Courses in the World.  The Cape Breton Highlands Links opened in 1941 after being designed by Stanley Thompson and had changed many times over the years, but in the last few years has been restored to its original glory. All bunkers have been completely restored to their original shapes and locations. Turf conditions have improved dramatically and the green sizes are back to the original shape. With the selective tree removal program, they have opened up more of the original view-planes.

The course is located next to the iconic Keltic Lodge Resort in Ingonish Beach within the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Fall 2020 Package includes:

Fall Stay and Play – based on double occupancy guests will receive 2 rounds of golf per people with a cart for $174 per person (plus tax). Offer runs until October 22.

Currently open Monday-Sunday, 9:00am-6:00pm, Closes: October 22

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The Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort

Located in scenic Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, our beautiful resort offers lush accommodations surrounded by four seasons of activity. World-class golf, sailing, skiing, beaches and hiking are all at your fingertips when you stay at the Lakes at Ben Eoin Golf Club & Resort.

The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin is a world-class, five-star golf course.The course is constructed on three plateaus. The maximum elevation of 150-feet above sea level provides beautiful vistas of the rolling hills and waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

Fall 2020 Package includes:

Stay & Play Package – Come enjoy 2 rounds of golf per person and 1 nights stay in our hotel for just $160 (plus tax) or one of our chalets for $190 (plus tax). This is based on double occupancy and runs until October 21.

Currently open Monday-Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Closes: October 21

Golfing in the Fall? Asking Fore a Friend

Dundee Resort & Golf Club

Dundee Resort & Golf Club is located in West Bay, Cape Breton Island where you are surrounded by rich forests, lush lawns, a championship golf course and the brilliant Bras d’Or Lake.  Spend the day golfing at our world-class course

Fall 2020 Packages expire October 10:

Stay & Play – Grab a friend and enjoy a round of golf at Dundee. In the evening you will stay in one of our cottages or hotel rooms and receive a hot breakfast in the morning. Pricing is $179.00 (plus tax) based on double occupancy.

Double Play – Why not enjoy 2 rounds of golf, after all it does mean an extra evening basking in the picturesque glow that is the Dundee Resort. Stay in a 1 bedroom cottage and have a hot breakfast on us for $279 (plus tax), or enjoy a 2 bedroom cottage or deluxe suite for $318 (plus tax).  Pricing is based on double occupancy.

Currently open Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, Closes: October 31

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Le Portage Golf Club

With the Gulf of St. Lawrence on one side and majestic mountains on the other, it’s not hard to see the beauty of Chéticamp’s ‘hidden gem’ Le Portage Golf Club.  Located minutes away from the entrance of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and on the World Famous Cabot Trail.

Fall 2020 Package:

Stay and Play – Enjoy a one-night stay in one of our regular rooms with a queen size bed, 4-piece washroom, private patio and a full hot breakfast. Golfing green fees and a golf cart for two people for just $417.00 (plus tax).

Or enjoy a luxurious suite overlooking the harbour from its private patio with a king size bed, corner Jacuzzi and a full hot breakfast. Golfing green fees and a golf cart for two people for just $467.00 (plus tax).

Currently open Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 7:00pm, Closes: October 15

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Cabot Links

Located over a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton, Cabot Links offers one of the best golf resort experiences in North America. With an ocean view from each of the resort’s 72 rooms and 36 golf holes, Cabot Links is where traditional links golf comes to life against the spectacular Nova Scotia landscape.

  • Golf Digest World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (Cabot Links #43)
  • ScoreGolf Top Canadian Public Courses (Cabot Links #3)
  • Canadian Golf Magazine Best You Can Play Canada 2016 (Cabot Links #2)
  • Golf Digest Best Golf Resorts List, the Americas (Cabot Links Resort)
  • Golf Digest Best Golf Pubs (Cabot Bar)

Now closed for the season.

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Cabot Cliffs

Exquisitely carved out of the breathtaking Cape Breton landscape, with postcard worthy panoramas vying for your attention and rich, rolling fairways waiting to reward your creativity, this is linksland golf at its best. A chance to follow in the legendary footsteps of course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.  From cliff to cliff and across rolling sand dunes, experience the game in its most visceral sense: with a stiff coastal wind at your back and a sense of purpose in your swing.

  • Golf Digest World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses (Cabot Cliffs #9)
  • ScoreGolf Top Canadian Public Courses (Cabot Cliffs #1)
  • Canadian Golf Magazine Best You Can Play Canada 2016 (Cabot Cliffs #1)
  • Golf Digest Best Golf Resorts List, the Americas (Cabot Links Resort)
  • Golf Digest Best Golf Pubs (Cabot Bar)

Now closed for the season.

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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners and putting our island the pedestal it deserves!