Golf Digest has just released its list of top 100 golf courses in the world and the list reveals that Cape Breton golf is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Cabot Cliffs ranks 9th up from 19th last year, Cabot Links ranks 43rd up from 93rd last year, and Highlands Links ranks 87th out of 100 and wasn’t in the top 100 last year. No other Canadian golf destination has three courses on the list.
“It’s certainly an honour to see the venerable Highlands Links make the Top 100 List,” says Graham Hudson, General Manager of the resort. “Our course improvements and substantial renovations to Corson House are clearly having an impact and it’s terrific to be recognized by Golf Digest.”
On the same day as the Golf Digest release, Vaycay.ca’s Managing Director, Adrian Brijbassi, who recently visited the island, published his thoughts on golfing in Cape Breton. In his article on the 20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2018, Cabot Cliffs, Cabot Links and Highlands Links captured his heart.
“You could get addicted to this. Like any good intoxicant, Cabot Cliffs makes you giddy and keeps you that way for hours,” says Brijbassi. “And when you’re done, you miss it and scheme for a way to get back for more.”
“This is a great day for our golf partners,” says Mary Tulle, CEO, Destination Cape Breton. “The jump in ranking for all three of these courses is just incredible and is further testament to the growth ahead us as it relates to tourism on Cape Breton Island.”
Destination Cape Breton Association is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Cape Breton Island. Working with industry partners, DCBA is dedicated to enhancing and growing Cape Breton as a tourism destination through marketing and tourism product development.
Golf Cape Breton is a marketing partnership under DCBA that works to promote Cape Breton Island as a world-class golf destination.