Golf FAQs

We are so happy you have decided to play our award-winning courses, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. To ensure you have the perfect Cabot experience, there are just a few things to consider when finalizing your Cape Breton golf getaway. See below for information on our most frequently asked-about golf topics!

Caddies

Caddies at Cabot are self-employed. We will certainly do our utmost to accommodate your caddie requests, but we cannot guarantee availability, as there is a very high demand for our caddie service. In order to maximize your chance of securing a caddie for your round, we recommend booking your caddie at the same time you book your round and lodging.

Caddie Options
A Caddies – Carry your bag and provide assistance with alignment, club selection, yardages, pin placement, and putting; $60 + gratuity per round

B Caddies – Carry your bag; $45 + gratuity per round

Forecaddies – Provide course knowledge for your entire group (but will not tend to an individual golfer’s clubs); $80 + gratuity per round

Walking Golf

Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are walking-only courses. It’s how the game was played hundreds of years ago in the sport’s humble beginnings, and it’s the best way to get the true links golf experience. Feeling the turf under your feet as you walk towards your ball, thinking about your next shot, and taking in the coastal vistas is an experience that cannot be matched in a power cart. It’s golf the way it’s meant to be played.

Medical Carts

If you require a cart for medical reasons, we do have a few on hand. Just be sure to book the cart well in advance, as we have a limited number of carts available. (Booking the cart at the same time you book your round and lodging is ideal). A medical certificate is required and a caddie must drive the cart.

Practice Range & Shuttle Service

Our practice range is located at Cabot Cliffs, which is about a five-minute drive from the Lodge. We offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from Cabot Cliffs every 15 minutes of every day for your convenience. If you’d like to visit the practice range before a round at Cabot Links, please factor in the extra few minutes of travel time.

Cancellation Policy

While we know that you won’t want to cancel, in the unfortunate event you must, our policy allows non-resort guests to cancel 72 hours prior to a tee time without penalty. Resort guests booked to stay with us at the Lodge have up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled tee time to cancel without fee. The penalty for late cancellation is 100% of the golf rate as scheduled.

Golfers who have booked a caddie must cancel 24 hours in advance or they will be charged the full caddie rate.

Weather Cancellation Policy

The course only shuts down in the event of lightning. While we won’t refund a round due to rainy weather as playing with the elements is a big part of links golf, we will try our best to accommodate by rearranging tee times on the day.

For more answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Resort FAQs page.

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