Hole 8—Par 5
This is a hole that really connects the journey through the Cape Breton landscape, something we found particularly interesting. Initially there was a discussion of making this a long par four, but the decision was made to create a par five. The green was made so the hole could rotate between either a two or three-shot hole depending on the circumstances. As it is, the hole flows downhill with a huge fairway with a centreline hazard and ends at an infinity green that looks like it is hanging on the cliff next to the ocean. Cabot Links designer Rod Whitman crafted a Biarritz green at the end—with its notable dip in the middle of the putting surface—that was tempered in the design process. However, the hollow in the green will make shots to the back of the putting surface very challenging, while front pins are more accessible.