“Is It Really That Good?
That’s the question we hear constantly about Cabot Links, the Inverness, Nova Scotia golf course that has been setting the world on it’s ear since opening in 2012.
The enquiries kept coming with the arrival of the second course just up the road, Cabot Cliffs, set to officially open this year but already making an impression. A big one, in fact.
How you rank a golf course is very subjective, of course, but if you are a golfer and the sight of either the original Cabot Links or it’s new mate, Cabot Cliffs, does not get your heart racing, you just might be dead.
They are that good.
And one of the golf industry’s leading publications, or at least their golf course rankers, seems to agree.
In what has to feel like a lottery win for all of Cape Breton (and maybe Canada), the new Top 100 World Golf Course rankings by Golf Digest now includes both Cabot courses.
What’s remarkable is that Cabot Cliffs debuted at a whopping 19th on the list. In the ranking, the Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design is tucked nicely in between Australia’s Kingston Heath and Tom Simpson’s lovely French design – Golf de Morfortaine.
Cabot Links, previously ranked 42nd, dropped heavily to 93rd but the inclusion within the list at all is notable for any course.
Now to have two layouts within the top 100 at once will only draw more attention to this wonderful Cape Breton property.
Other Canadian inclusions on the list are Toronto’s St. George’s Golf & Country Club at 41st (previously 30th), National Golf Club of Canada at 61st (previously 66th) and the Desmarais family’s Memphrémagog, debuting at 78th.
Among the Canadian courses only Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are open to the public but if you want to play them in 2016 we suggest you call now. This latest bit of attention will only jam the tee sheet a whole lot more.
And justifiably so.