Cape Breton Highlands Links

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Cape Breton Highlands Links golf course is one of a kind. Conceived and constructed under the watchful eye of world-renowned designer Stanley Thompson, it is a classic 18-hole, par 72 course carved out of one of Canada’s most pristine wildernesses. Come experience golfing in a way you never have before! Our course has beautiful views around every corner, as well as nature being all around you while playing through the Cape Breton National Park.

A round at Highlands can be a magical experience, re-invigorating for a golfer’s soul. Last year, I teed it up with the effervescent [Graham] Hudson just after sunrise. We were the first two off and although our journey didn’t scare any course records, we took in the ocean air, saw a moose and her calf quietly chewing their morning feast, looked at several course projects underway, imagined what Thompson would think of today’s game, laughed a lot and discussed the future plans for the course. Oh and we made it around in two hours and forty-five minutes and I birdied Killiecrankie. That’s pretty close to perfection for me.

Bob Weeks, Golf Cape Breton: Golf Guide 2015

Course Profile

  • Holes: 18 Holes
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6592 (blue tees), 6161 (white tees), and 5243 (yellow tees)
  • Slope: 141 (blue tees)
  • Golf Season: May 19th to October 21st
  • Hours of Operation: 6am to dusk

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