The Best Places to Play Golf in Nova Scotia

Fox Harb'r Course | Courtesy of Fox Harb'r Golf Resort and Spa
Fox Harb'r Course | Courtesy of Fox Harb'r Golf Resort and Spa
Photo of Kate Horodyski
30 September 2017

Nova Scotia is a golfers’ paradise, and for a truly world-class experience, we recommend starting your vacation in Cape Breton, which is home to three of the five best golf courses in Canada! The rest of Nova Scotia isn’t to be missed either. We’ve got your guide to the best places to play in the province.

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort and Spa

An award-winning course, Fox Harb’r is located on the Northumberland Shore and boasts an 18-hole, 72-par course as well as a nine-hole par-3 executive course. Unwind after a day on the course at the resorts’ high-end spa.

Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa

Visitors to Digby Pines enjoy top-level golfing, unbeatable cuisine, and a luxury resort and spa. Located on the famed Bay of Fundy, it’s the perfect place to work on your swing and get away from it all.

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Cabot Links

Rated #3 on Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 Top 30 Courses in Canada and #42 on their World’s Greatest Golf Courses in 2014, Cabot Links is a must visit on your trip to Nova Scotia. This 18-hole, par-70, true links course is set along the stunning west coast of Cape Breton.

15933 Central Ave, Inverness, Canada, +1 902 258 4653

Cabot Cliffs

After its grand opening in 2016, Cabot Cliffs began drawing comparisons to Pebble Beach and was rated #1 of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses. Along with its sister course, Cabot Links, this stunning spot has helped to propel Cape Breton into one of the top golf destinations in the country.

Highlands Links at the Keltic Lodge

Located along Cape Breton’s famous Cabot Trail, prominent golf magazines have named Highlands Links the #1 public course in Canada. The 18-hole, 72-par course has also repeatedly been ranked in the Top 10 Courses in Canada and the Top 100 in the World.

The Links at Brunello

As Golf Digest’s third Best New Course in 2015, The Links at Brunello does not disappoint. Located just 15 minutes from Halifax, this spot is the perfect quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.


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