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Aug 19

Cabot’s Namesake and Logos

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Ever wonder where “Cabot” got its name? You may assume it has something to do with Cabot’s proximity to the world renowned Cabot Trail – and you’re right, but that’s not the full story…

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CABOT-LINKS_LOGO_ONE-COLOR (2)The Cabot Trail was named after the Italian explorer John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) who reached the shores of Cape Breton in 1497, sailing on a mission for King Henry VII of England. Cabot learned sailing and navigation in Venice from Italian seamen and merchants. By 1488, Cabot moved to England in pursuit of sponsorship for an expedition to Asia. Cabot believed there was a shorter route to Asia via a northern passageway and was given a grant by the King to “seeke out, discover and finde” new lands for England. Cabot was provided with a ship called the Matthew, and in early 1497, Cabot and his crew of 18 men embarked on their north-west journey across the Atlantic in search of Asia. On June 24, 1497, 50 days into the voyage, Cabot landed instead on the east coast of North America on the Island we now know as Cape Breton. The first explorer to reach these shores, Cabot immediately claimed the land for the King of England. When it came time to name our golf resort here on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, we couldn’t think of a more suitable person to pay tribute to than John Cabot. Without John Cabot’s sense of adventure, acceptance of risk, and drive for innovation, North America quite literally would not be the continent it is today. We strive to embrace these values in our everyday work here at Cabot and even feature Cabot’s ship, the Matthew, in our logo.

The Blue Lobster Logo

cropped Cabot Cliffs flag 2When Cabot Cliffs came along, the “name game” was a little more straight-forward. We already had “Cabot”, and “Cliffs” was a pretty natural addition. The logo however, was a bit more challenging – no silhouette of a Cliff seemed to do the real-life Cliffs justice.So we decided to take a more creative route and focus on the rarity of finding such untapped natural beauty in the 21st century. Sticking with the coastal theme, we landed on one of the ocean’s rare finds- the blue lobster. With chances of finding one of these bright blue creatures ranked at 1 in 2 million, we thought it was a perfect fit for our coastal links course on the edge of Cape Breton Island. Just a week before Cabot Cliffs’ Preview Play Launch on July 1st, a blue lobster was caught just off the shore by a local fisherman – a good omen, perhaps, for the season to come.

Ever wonder where “Cabot” got its name? You may assume it has something to do with Cabot’s proximity to the world renowned Cabot Trail – and you’re right, but that’s not the full story… The Cabot Trail was named after the Italian explorer John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) who reached the shores of Cape Breton in … Continue reading Cabot’s Namesake and Logos

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Aug 6

Top 10: Inverness Sunset Photos

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The west coast of Cape Breton, where lies the small town of Inverness, has long been known as the “Sunset Side” of the Island. Those who’ve had the pleasure of visiting are likely aware of how this title came to be.

For those who haven’t, there is this list:

 

Golden Links

By Ellen MacEachen

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Pink Sky at Night

By Ashley Kennedy MacNeil

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Mermaid Hair

By Fiona MacLellan

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Twilight Tranquility

By Jeff Hutcheson

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Sunset Through The Hay Field

By James MacLellan

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Mirror Image

By Gabriel Alexander MacDonald

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New Horizon

By Stephen Rankin

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 Peaceful Setting

By Justin Johnson

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Fetching Light

By Laura MacArthur

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By Lauren Harrison

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The west coast of Cape Breton, where lies the small town of Inverness, has long been known as the “Sunset Side” of the Island. Those who’ve had the pleasure of visiting are likely aware of how this title came to be. For those who haven’t, there is this list:   Golden Links By Ellen MacEachen Pink … Continue reading Top 10: Inverness Sunset Photos

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Jul 9

Q&A with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

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After launching Preview Play on July 1st, we sat down with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to talk course design, golf, and Cabot Cliffs:

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1. What was your first impression when you saw the property for the first time? And what is your impression now, seeing it completed for the first time?

Bill – It’s always special for Ben and me to go out and see one of our courses that our team has worked so hard on take its first steps. I remember walking about it and, much like today, you could see the cliffs and the sand dunes and you could just get a sense of the spectacular nature of the property and the landscape and diversity of it. And now, coming here for the opening and seeing the finished product, you can see that this has the chance to be something spectacular. The landscape has extreme potential for highly interesting golf and hopefully, when it all works itself out, it will be a compliment to the landscape itself.

Ben – We’ve seen a lot of golf courses, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier sight than this one right here. Right on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, it’s got gorgeous undulations and the movement of the ground is graceful. But you know, there is a lot of pressure on us and I will say this, our task is a hard one. You want to showcase the beauty of this ground and you want to do the very best job you possibly can. It’s an incredible opportunity and if we can possibly come somewhat close to matching the beauty out here in a natural way, we’ll have met our goal – but that’s a tall order.

2. Which holes are you most pleased with and why?

Bill – People often ask what the signature hole is on the course, but for Cabot Cliffs, there isn’t one we could single out as the best hole, most spectacular hole, or most interesting hole. This course presents a lot of different, natural features and that makes for some extremely interesting and unique holes here. It would be impossible to just pick one of them and say ‘oh this is the most beautiful.’ The biggest thing, for me personally, is that I can’t really look at one hole and say ‘I wish we hadn’t done that’ – and that, to me, is almost more important. There is not one hole that doesn’t seem to measure up. They are very complementary to one another as a group of holes and therefore as a golf course.

Ben – People will naturally be drawn to the 16th, 17th and 18th holes because they are close to the end of the round, spectacular, and there is danger involved with playing those holes. But I am very much with Bill on this one. Yes, there are holes that appeal to us in different fashions, but it’s how they fit together, their rhythm, that makes the course special. I must say too, that we would never start out with the idea of having six par 3’s, six par 4’s and six par 5’s – we would never start out with that notion. But, we’ve traversed this ground enough to know that that’s the best sequence on the terrain and in the way of linking up the holes with one another to get from one section of the course to another section, this is what worked best. We usually start on every project with absolutely no conception of what par is, of what the lengths are going to be and how you want to do it – it just worked out this way.

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3. You’ve both played Cabot Links, designed by Rod Whitman. What do you believe has been the most important factor that helped link the two courses together? 

Bill – Well, first of all, Rod is a very good friend of ours. Personally, I’ve known Rod since university in the States. We were so excited for him to get the opportunity to work at Cabot Links, and the golf course that they did there is extraordinary. I saw that site before the work was ever begun and few people will ever know what an incredible job they did to bring that golf course to life. We had a different piece of property at Cabot Cliffs with different features, but the goal for us was to do something that would be complementary to the Links course. It was just – what can we do on this site that will be as interesting in terms of golf as what they did at Cabot Links, but in a somewhat different fashion? The land lent itself to a different style and somewhat different configurations, so the two are completely different courses, but yet compatible in the sense of being interesting and enjoyable. These two courses fit together beautifully in terms of what they present and the type of golf that they offer.

Ben – I played quite a bit of the Links course and they did a spectacular job on that piece of ground. I have a personal affection for it. Rod Whitman from Alberta is the guy that suggested that I meet Bill Coore – that was thirty years ago. Rod was working at the Austin Country Club in Texas for Pete Dye. I saw Rod about 3 or 4 times and one day he said, ‘you know what, you might want to meet my friend Bill Coore.’ So we have that thread. That was a long time ago.

Bill – We are such huge fans of Rod. It would just be hard to understand, not knowing our backgrounds. But he did something that I would quite simply say has ever happened before, in the sense that Rod designed the first course at Cabot Links, and then, willingly, came here and worked with us in the more creative capacity of shaping contours at Cabot Cliffs. I know of no other situation where the architect of one course went and helped build the second golf course at the same facility. And he put forth every possible effort he could to make this the best it could be.

4. Do you think Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs complement one another enough for visitors to now view Inverness as a golf destination?

Ben – I guarantee you, if people make the trek here, they will see something that they’ve never seen before and they’ll get treated with great hospitality – the people are very welcoming and as far as scenery goes I’ve never seen anything prettier. There are two wonderful golf courses and it’s a great, great thing to be able to travel up here and enjoy this because it is pretty rare in North America and around the world.

Bill – I completely agree with Ben. I think it was Mike Keiser who said ‘one great golf course is a curiosity, but it takes two to make a destination.’ He’s even used the geometric equation of 1 plus 1 is not 2, it’s 3 – and I agree with that. What has been built here with Ben Cowan-Dewar, Mike Keiser, Rod Whitman and all the people who have come to work is so special. They established the reputation of Cabot Links, which will hopefully be magnified now, with the addition of Cabot Cliffs. It’s just a truly spectacular setting. In the case of Cabot Cliffs, a lot of people ask me, what course does it remind you of? Does it remind you of this, that, or the other one? And they use names of very famous golf courses. To me, it’s not something else. This is Cabot. This golf course looks and feels like Cape Breton – it’s meant to do that, and I think it does. We just encourage people to come and see it themselves.

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5. Is the course designed with the average golfer in mind? Or does it lean toward the more skilled player? How did you find a balance so that it is both challenging for the scratch player and still enjoyable for the high handicapper?

Bill – That is the goal. Whatever move you make, you try to include as many classes of golfers as you possibly can. The British Open is going to be played in a couple of weeks in St. Andrews in Scotland which is the pre-eminent example in that anyone with any ability can play that golf course. It’s very unique in the world of golf and most people in our business use it as an example. You must get people around and there has to be something for everyone. If you repeat a theme of insurmountable obstacles, it’s somewhat of a failed proposition. You have to think of routes that people can take and get around the course, but there is enough natural elements about this course that will challenge anyone, of any strike. With a good breeze, this place could challenge some of the best courses in the world – but with a set of completely different tee boxes you can attack it and have fun. It’s meant to be fairly wide. When you have a golf course that’s set this close to a huge body of water, the wind is going to blow and the ground is going to be firm, and therefore you have to have some latitude with which to play – but it is in an effort to consider every class of golfer. You want to expand people’s capabilities and that’s what you try to do. We’ve always said that the easiest thing in the world to do is build a hard golf course – anybody can do that – and I must be real honest, it’s frequently done in a lot of respects these days and it’s too much for a lot of people. So it’s basically how you treat people and how you want to bring them in.

6. Tom Watson said, “no other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” Where at Cabot Cliffs is the golfer’s mind most free and where is it most challenged?

Ben – First of all, in Tom Watson’s case, that is a very succinct way of summing up the experience of a very fine test of golf. There is a great reason why the Scots and the Brits took Tom Watson to their hearts and it is because of the way he plays. He plays without fanfare, he plays quickly, he makes very good quick decisions and he gets on with it. All of us remember the Open championship at Turnberry where with all rights he should have won, but he accepted it with humility and grace. Not a lot of people would have expected that. Golf reveals character, it revealed Tom Watson’s character, which I’ve always admired. Golf can really string your emotions out, especially in a championship when you’re right on the edge a lot of times. It’s debilitating when it doesn’t come off and exhilarating when it does. There are certain junctures around this course that if people play it and get to know it, they will say, ‘you know, this is what it did to me last time I played, this is a challenge.’ It’s the ebb and flow of these holes that stretch your thinking and that was what Tom Watson was getting at with this statement.

Bill – It’s also going to depend on the individual golfer and their strengths, or the best aspects of that golfer’s game. I mean, there are  different holes out here that some people will feel not only exhilaration looking at them, but great anticipation because they are going to go ‘oh this plays to my strengths, I’m a long hitter and this fairway is hugely wide, I can reach this par 5 in 2’ – that’s a very positive feeling. And there will be other places around here that make them go ‘oh man, now I’m in a bit of a bind – I’m not quite sure what to do,’ and a bit of doubt creeps in. Obviously people will talk about the cliff holes a lot and the psychological impact those have because, depending on the lie you take, it’s more of a risky proposition. All the holes out here present opportunities for a lot of very positive feelings and a lot of perhaps second guessing and self-doubt.

After launching Preview Play on July 1st, we sat down with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to talk course design, golf, and Cabot Cliffs: 1. What was your first impression when you saw the property for the first time? And what is your impression now, seeing it completed for the first time? Bill – It’s … Continue reading Q&A with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

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Jul 2

Cabot’s Canada Day Highlight Reel

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Oh Canada, it’s been a good one!
With the first official swings taken at Cabot Cliffs, a local golf tournament at Cabot Links and Canada Day Fireworks at dark, Cabot was abuzz yesterday day from sun up until sun down – and beyond. High energy, sunny skies and so many firsts made it a day for the history books.
Read on for the complete highlight reel:

1. Course designer and two time Masters Winner Ben Crenshaw proved he’s still got it, nailing the first tee shot of the day:

 

2. Matt Ginella showcased Cabot Cliffs’ progress with this throwback shot of Bill Coore explaining his vision for the 18th green in 2012, and in the second shot, Cabot Cliffs as a finished product.

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3. Ben Crenshaw set the course record for Cabot Cliffs with a score of 73!

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4. Cabot Links hosted a special Canada Day offer that united Cape Bretoners of all ages and skill level on Cabot turf – $20 tee times!

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5. Matt Ginella said this:

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6. Course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw had their Periscope debut – chatting about the Cabot Cliffs in a live interview!

“To me, it’s not something else. This is Cabot. This golf course looks and feels like Cape Breton – it’s meant to do that, and I think it does.” –Bill Coore

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7. It wouldn’t be Canada Day without Cabot’s annual fireworks display! Guests and locals alike gathered on the Patio at Cabot Bar and the Public House to take in the beautiful show taking place over Cabot’s first tee. Thanks to Francis MacDonald for capturing this shot!

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8. After the fireworks display, the Public House burst into a proud, impromptu rendition of “Oh Canada” – a suiting close to a day full of good spirits, genuine pride and excitement for what’s to come.

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Oh Canada, it’s been a good one! With the first official swings taken at Cabot Cliffs, a local golf tournament at Cabot Links and Canada Day Fireworks at dark, Cabot was abuzz yesterday day from sun up until sun down – and beyond. High energy, sunny skies and so many firsts made it a day … Continue reading Cabot’s Canada Day Highlight Reel

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Jun 29

Kitchen Fest 2015

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After the jam-packed fun of Cape Breton’s first ever KitchenFest!, the island-wide, traditional music festival is back for year two to kick off the 2015 summer ceilidh season!

Cabot will be taking part this year as one of the 18 venues hosting the event. The Cabot Public House will host entertainment every night this week. The cost is $5 at the door.

Read on for full details on this weeks line up:

 

Monday, June 29th, 2015

PUB NIGHT  at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: The East Pointers, Rankin MacInnis

 

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Dwayne Côté, Hilda Chiasson, Gillian Boucher, Scott MacMillan

 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Wendy MacIsaac, Mairi Rankin, Jackie Dunn MacIsaac

 

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PUB NIGHT at Cabot Public House

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Howie MacDonald, Brenda Stubbert, Clarence Deveau, Tracey MacNeil

 

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

PUB NIGHT  at Cabot Public House

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Cabot Public House

Address: 15933 Central Ave Inverness

Lineup: Dawn & Margie Beaton, Cyril MacPhee, Amanda MacDougall

 

 

After the jam-packed fun of Cape Breton’s first ever KitchenFest!, the island-wide, traditional music festival is back for year two to kick off the 2015 summer ceilidh season! Cabot will be taking part this year as one of the 18 venues hosting the event. The Cabot Public House will host entertainment every night this week. … Continue reading Kitchen Fest 2015

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Jun 24

Cape Breton’s Top Ten Views

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When Cape Breton was ranked the third best island in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, there is no doubt some of those who have never visited were left wondering – just what’s so special about this place anyway? Well, aside from the unique fusion of Celtic and Acadian culture, music, and welcoming people – Cape Breton’s raw, natural beauty is what truly sets it apart. With so many views to choose from, picking only ten was no easy task, but we came up with a list of awe-inspiring locations that should be on everyone’s Cape Breton bucket list!

1. Skyline Trail

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One of the Cape Breton Highlands’ National Parks, the Skyline Trail is likely the most talked about trail experience on the island. While the 7.5 kilometer loop features various viewpoints and wildlife sightings along the way, the Skyline’s world renowned reputation isn’t truly realized until the trail’s end. Hikers are rewarded with an eagle-eye view atop a dramatic headland cliff overlooking the rugged coast, vast ocean, and winding Cabot Trail below. The captivating backdrop makes for beautiful picnics, peaceful yoga and, most importantly, the ultimate selfie opportunity.

If you want to see moose, bears, boreal birds, whales, and an unforgettable view, the Skyline Trail is a must for your next trip to Cape Breton.

 2. Cape Clear Look Out

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Looking out over the Highlands and the Northeast Margaree River valley, and featuring a 300ft drop, Cape Clear is not for the faint of heart. For those willing to brave the heights, Cape Clear is a great spot for a picnic. The lookout is clear of trees and most vegetation due to its rocky, granitic surface, which makes for clear views all around. A thrill-seekers paradise, Cape Clear is also known as a rock climbing destination – yikes!

 3. Magic Cove

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While the long and bumpy dirt road to Magic Cove may be discouraging to some, the view upon arrival more than makes up for it. After parking on the roadside, a short steep trail leads visitors down to the small beach. Along the trail, a small lookout exposes the Cove in all its beauty – an aqua-blue splash contrasted by enormous cliffs of dark jagged rock. The Cove’s calm waters are ideal for snorkeling, while a beach complete with a small cave, a waterfall, and a river make for a day’s worth of adventure.

 4. Broad Cove Marsh Road

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With rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and the vast ocean around each turn, this meandering coastal road has a special way of slowing things down. Only a short drive from Cabot Cliffs, this is not one to be missed!

 5. Franey Mountain

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Located along the Cabot Trail in Ingonish, Franey Mountain offers a diverse 360-degree view encompassing the Atlantic coastline, the Middle Head Peninsula, and the Clyburn brook canyon. Cape Smokey and surrounding mountains also make it into view from this 425m high vantage point.

 6. Mabou Coal Mines

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Featuring a dainty wharf and known by locals for its amazing cliffs, rolling hills, and a maze of trails that lead high into the Mabou Highlands, the Mabou Coal Mines offers post-card quality photo ops from every angle.

 7. Egypt Falls

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Not far from Lake Ainslie, the largest fresh water lake in all of Cape Breton, lies Egypt Falls. The trail leading to the falls is only 15 minutes, descending downhill through a stand of mixed hardwoods. The last five minutes forces you to ascend the steep walls of the gorge, revealing a beautiful waterfall. A great spot to have a swim, relax in nature with a picnic and some good company. If you’re feeling brave, you can climb to the second level to find a large natural pool and a birds-eye view of the river below.

 8. Meat Cove

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Perhaps the most remote community in all of Nova Scotia, Meat Cove is a tiny fishing village located along the Cabot Trail at the northernmost tip of the province. A campground located directly along a rugged cliff offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Meat Cove’s pure isolation, wide-open ocean views, and immersion of nature gives visitors the majestic sense that they aren’t only at the tip of the province, but rather, the outermost edge of the world.

 9. Cabot Cliff’s 17th Tee Box

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Okay, we know, we’re a little biased – but with a view encompassing miles of rugged coastline, blue ocean, green fairways and the magnificent Highlands as a backdrop– can you blame us? Cabot Cliffs will be opening for preview play on July 3rd, so you can see this one with your own eyes this summer.

 10. Trestle

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Located along the Trans Canada Trail just off Inverness’ Central Avenue, this spectacular bridge is about 140 paces long and sits roughly 50 meters above the Broad Cove River, or “Big River” as it is known locally. The Trestle is a great spot for trail hikers and bikers alike to stop and stretch their legs – taking in the view of the surrounding highlands and the river below as it twists its way to the Gulf of Saint Laurence.

 

When Cape Breton was ranked the third best island in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, there is no doubt some of those who have never visited were left wondering – just what’s so special about this place anyway? Well, aside from the unique fusion of Celtic and Acadian culture, music, and welcoming people … Continue reading Cape Breton’s Top Ten Views

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Jun 20

PGA Championship of Canada Recap

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The PGA Championship of Canada wrapped up yesterday evening with Danny King and Oliver Tubb battling it out on Cabot Links’ 18th green. Surrounded by fans and fellow players, King brought the tournament to a close after sinking a four-foot putt, securing his fourth match play victory of the tournament and the championship title.

“To have my name etched on this trophy among the legends of golf is really surreal,” King said. “Guys like George Knudson who mentored me when I was growing up and Bob Panasik, a man I absolutely admire, have won the PGA Championship and now I can say I have too.”

King was awarded the coveted P.D Ross trophy last night after it was paraded into the awards ceremony in traditional Cape Breton style – with a bagpiper leading the way, of course. King was also awarded a $15,000 winner’s cheque and earned 60-ranking points, moving him inside the top five on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings.

The four-day tournament, which succeeded in bringing 64 of Canada’s top-ranked players to Inverness, Cape Breton this past week, consisted of two rounds of stroke play followed by four match play rounds. All 64 players were treated to authentic links conditions Tuesday during the second round of stroke play, where gusty winds, fast fairways and firm greens made for challenging and exciting golf.

Jeff Dykeman, Chief Business Officer of the PGA of Canada claims it was “one of the most incredible PGA National Championships” that he has ever been involved in.

“Everything was first class from day one” said Dykeman. “The collaboration between all of our partners and our host venue of Cabot Links allowed our PGA Professionals to showcase their impressive talents.”

The newly crowned champion, Danny King, attributed some of his success on the course to embracing the links experience.

“Every time I step on a tee I look around and take it all in.” King explained. “You can’t help but feel relaxed out here and that’s one of the reasons I’m hitting it better than I ever have before in my life.”

The week featured an impressive show of talent and spirit for the game of golf and Cabot could not be more pleased with how the whole thing played out. It was the first national championship tournament hosted at Cabot but after such a remarkable week of golf, it is safe to say that it will be the first of many.

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  The PGA Championship of Canada wrapped up yesterday evening with Danny King and Oliver Tubb battling it out on Cabot Links’ 18th green. Surrounded by fans and fellow players, King brought the tournament to a close after sinking a four-foot putt, securing his fourth match play victory of the tournament and the championship title. … Continue reading PGA Championship of Canada Recap

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May 27

What’s new at Cabot?

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With the 2015 season underway, Cabot is buzzing with excitement as we welcome our guests, golfers and a great deal of exciting new changes. With our newest addition, Cabot Cliffs, set to open in July and the kickoff of Cabot’s real estate program underway, ‘new and improved’ is certainly a strong theme at Cabot this season.

Read on for a quick look at what’s new for the 2015 season:

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The wait is just about over for the highly anticipated new course, Cabot Cliffs. Opening July 1st, Cabot Cliffs will be welcoming golfers for preview play with rates reflective of the preview conditions and 20 minute intervals for tee times.
Designed by architect Bill Coore and two time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw, Cabot Cliffs showcases stunning vistas along Cape Breton’s rugged coastline. With accolades already pouring in from Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated, the Golf Channel and SCOREGolf, we can’t wait to introduce you to what Sports Illustrated called “the most anticipated new course of 2015.”

Cabot’s Golf Villas:
Integrated naturally into the opening hole at Cabot Links, the new Golf Villas combines Old World charm with modern luxuries set against the picturesque backdrop of authentic links golf. Framed by panoramic ocean views, the fully furnished 2 and 4-bedroom Golf Villas balance contemporary design and simple elegance with spacious layouts of 1,332 and 2,297 square feet.
In addition to ownership, the Golf Villas provide an exclusive property rental and management program. When you are not in your residence, you may elect to place your Golf Villa in the optional rental program, with Cabot looking after all the details.
For more information contact: sales@cabotlinks.com

Retail Shop:
Forgot something? Need a last minute gift? Cabot’s new retail shop has you covered. Featuring essential travel items, snacks and a variety of artisan gifts and jewelry, the newly constructed retail shop will assure guests have everything they need for a memorable stay. Gifts include unique creations from local craftspeople, designers and artists, so you can take home something special without even leaving the resort.
The shop is scheduled to open mid-July.

Public House:
Offering gourmet, thin crust pizzas, inspired pub food and a great selection of local beers on tap, it’s hard to imagine Cabot’s Public House could get any better. And yet, the Public House will be expanding this season to allow for a broadened menu with even more tasty options.

Lodging:
Cabot Links will also be expanding its accommodations this season, adding 12 new rooms to the existing lodge, bringing the total to 60. The new rooms are located north of the main clubhouse facing the 18th hole.

With the 2015 season underway, Cabot is buzzing with excitement as we welcome our guests, golfers and a great deal of exciting new changes. With our newest addition, Cabot Cliffs, set to open in July and the kickoff of Cabot’s real estate program underway, ‘new and improved’ is certainly a strong theme at Cabot this … Continue reading What’s new at Cabot?

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Feb 18

The Road Ahead

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Cabot Cliffs

As we wind down this wonderful first full season at Cabot Links, we also look to the near future with anticipation for the many new and exciting things to come.

Most importantly, construction is moving swiftly on the cliffs of the Atlantic a few kilometers from Inverness – the site of Cabot’s second course! The terrain is taking shape and the green of grass has started to appear on the ground. Acclaimed golf architect Bill Coore (who, along with Ben Crenshaw, is designing Cabot Cliffs) said recently about Cabot Cliffs “the greatest curse in life is extreme potential”. We think his statement is captured in this shot of the 16th hole of Cabot Cliffs just growing in. We are fortunate to have Bill and Ben at the helm of such a promising project.

We look forward to updating you on the progress and we will be sure to post more photos in the coming months, as enthusiasm builds for the newest addition to Cabot. We share photos (including sneak peeks!) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so be sure to follow us if you don’t already!

As we wind down this wonderful first full season at Cabot Links, we also look to the near future with anticipation for the many new and exciting things to come. Most importantly, construction is moving swiftly on the cliffs of the Atlantic a few kilometers from Inverness – the site of Cabot’s second course! The terrain … Continue reading The Road Ahead

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Sep 2

Pan Roasted Digby Scallop pasta

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This heavenly dish has been one of our favorites this season and guests are raving about it! We could have kept the secret ingredients to ourselves but it is too good not to share. Our chefs married local fresh Digby scallops with crispy pancetta and plump shiitake mushrooms to create this creamy Bucatini pasta. Enjoy! And try it for yourself…

Cabot Links Scallop Pasta

Ingredients Quantity
Scallops, 20/30s 5 ounces
Shiitake mushrooms 2 ounces
Pancetta, cooked and diced 1 ounce
Scallions, sliced thin .5 ounce
Garlic, puree .25 ounce
White wine 2 ounces
Cream 4 ounces
Parsley, chopped fine .25.ounce
Chives, sliced thin .25 ounce
Parmesan, fresh 1 ounce
Salt and Pepper tt
Bucatini pasta, cooked Al Dente 6 ounces

Preparation:
Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Cool under cold water or ice bath and set aside.
Put white wine in pan with Pancetta, garlic, mushrooms, scallions, half of the parsley and half of the chives
Reduce by half and add scallops and cream. Reduce by half again and add pasta.
Serve in pasta bowl when pasta is al dente and finish with parmesan.

This heavenly dish has been one of our favorites this season and guests are raving about it! We could have kept the secret ingredients to ourselves but it is too good not to share. Our chefs married local fresh Digby scallops with crispy pancetta and plump shiitake mushrooms to create this creamy Bucatini pasta. Enjoy! … Continue reading Pan Roasted Digby Scallop pasta

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