Hole 7—Par 5
The 7th hole has the most intimidating tee shot on the course, but once players have encountered it, they’ll recognize it isn’t nearly as long as it appears. And for the first time at Cabot Cliffs golfers will encounter the forest, something that appealed to us as designers.
Truthfully the hole is very representative of the topography of Cape Breton. We liked it and there is no question this will be the most demanding par five on the course. But like the tee shot, the hole is more forgiving than it appears and there is plenty of room to play. The contouring in the fairways, developed by Cabot Links designer Rod Whitman, adds intrigue, with a linear roll in the middle. If you are right of the roll, you’ll have a good look at the green on your approach, but those left of it won’t see much of the green.
It meanders through a valley and up a hill, concluding with a subtle green that is nestled hard against a ravine to the left.