The Course

Cape Breton Highlands Links
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 Cape Breton Highlands Links can be a magical experience, re-invigorating for a golfer’s soul. Last year, I teed it up with [the General Manager] 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 Cameras

See the weather & course conditions before arriving!
Hole 1

View: Facing Northwest

This is the first fairway of our classic 18-hole links course

Hole 12

View: Facing West

Great view of the mountains as golfers come to the 12th hole

Hole 18

View: Facing Southwest

Golfers finish their day with fresh coastal air & beautiful skies

Awards & Recognition

#7 Best Public Golf Courses in Canada
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2019

#8 Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2018

#5 Best Public Golf Courses in Canada
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2017

#7 Canada's Top 100 Golf Courses
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2016

#6 Classic Canadian Courses
Ranked by Golf Week, 2016

#9 Best Courses in Canada
Ranked by Golf Digest, 2015/2016

#4 Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada
Ranked by Canadian Golf Magazine, 2015

#4 Top 10 in Canada
Ranked by Six Star Magazine, 2015

#5 Classic Canadian Courses
Ranked by Golf Week, 2015

#7 Canada's Top 100 Golf Courses
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2014

#9 Canada's Best Golf Courses
Ranked by Golf Week, 2014

#3 Canada's Top 50
Ranked by Canadian Golf Magazine, 2014

#66 Top 100 in the World
Ranked by Links Magazine, 2013

#98 World Top 100
Ranked by Golf Magazine, 2011

#5 Best Courses in 203 Countries (Canada)
Ranked by Golf Digest, 2013

#6 Top 100 in Canada
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2012

#55 100 Best Courses Outside the US
Ranked by Golf Digest, 2012

#96 World's top 100 Courses
Ranked by Golf World Magazine, 2010

#6 Top Public Courses in Canada
Ranked by SCOREGolf, 2010

#42 100 Best Courses Outside the US
Ranked by Golf Digest, 2009

#3 Favorite Golf Courses in the World
Ranked by Enroute Magazine, 2008