Cabot Cliffs – The Experience of a Lifetime
As you step out of the shuttle van at the Cabot Cliffs Golf Course in Inverness, Nova Scotia, you are immediately met with a feeling of wonderful simplicity. The course, which is ranked as Golf Digest #1 in Canada and #9 in the World, is flawless.
The pro shop and concession, two small tents in the middle of a field. The putting green, chipping green, and driving range all nestled together right beside the first fairway. And a lone starter desk. It was perfect.
The day was classic links style. Overcast, windy, and a chance of rain. The first tee was exactly as I had hoped, a beautiful wide open par 5 with lots of room to get that first tee shot out of the way. After that the entire round was a blur of excitement, challenge, and beauty.
The course itself was setup wonderfully. Lots of room to play in the fairways but very strategically placed bunks still offered consequences to wayward tee shots and approaches. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were immaculate. Finally, the bunkers were filled with not only heavy Nova Scotian sand but also free growing grass and vegetation to offer added difficulty.
Every Hole – Picture Perfect
When it comes to my favorite holes at Cabot Cliffs, every hole was incredible. However, it’s hard not to note:
- The incredible Par 3 16th (used in commercials and all marketing material) with a tee shot from cliff to cliff and a tiny landing area.
- The absolutely gorgeous short Par 4 2nd hole with a steep down hill landing fairway only to go back uphill to the blind green.
Everything about this course was as advertised and as I sat on the lonely couches just off the 18th green overlooking the course and the ocean, the emotions took over. This was probably the greatest day of golf I may ever have.
Thank you Cabot Cliffs.