Red-Hot Nova Scotia to Host DeLaet, Weir and Hearn at GOLFest

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Nova Scotia is poised to seal its reputation as Canada’s hottest golf destination with GOLFest, a summer golf extravaganza in Halifax. Highlights include a Web.com Tour event and an exhibition match that pits Graham DeLaet and friends against the world.

New Courses to Look Forward to in Cape Breton and North Carolina

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore work their design magic at Cape Breton’s Cabot Cliffs, a new Gary Player course to add to your North Carolina playlist, and, at long last, a ranking of the world’s 100 top courses serious golfers can trust.

Never Count a Course Before It’s Hatched

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

How trouble with environmentalists and reluctant locals has slowed progress at Scotland’s Trump International Golf Links and Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort.

Daydreaming About Golf Travels to Come

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Often these days I find myself daydreaming about a return visit to St. Andrews, Scotland. Then there’s England’s Golf Coast, the Okanagan Valley’s Predator Ridge Resort, Cape Breton’s Cabot Links and so many more trips I can’t wait to take again in 2013.

To the Linksland at Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and Ireland’s Southwest

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Like many well-travelled golfers, the more I play links golf the more I love it. Indeed, no golfer’s education is thought to be complete without an extensive tour of the fabled links of Scotland and Ireland. Derived from the term linksland, links golf is played on ground uncovered when the sea receded and is without […]

In Praise of Predator Ridge Resort

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Early in the summer of 2012, Links Magazine, an American golf publication, listed its top 10 Canadian golf resorts. Though it wasn’t a badly done list, as a Canadian writer who has visited virtually every leading golf property in this country, I did have a serious quibble. How could they possibly leave out British Columbia’s Predator […]

Cape Breton Golf Rides the Perfect Wave

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Like the waves crashing against the shoreline at Cape Breton’s recently launched Cabot Links, golf’s hot spots come one upon the next. In their turn, the courses of Whistler, Prince Edward Island, Muskoka, Niagara, the Laurentians, the Alberta Rockies and more recently the Okanagan Valley have all been the toast of Canadian golf. Now, for […]

Canada’s First True Links Opens in Cape Breton

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Has any Canadian golf course been more eagerly anticipated than Cabot Links? Touted as the country’s first true links, the dramatic seaside layout on Cape Breton’s west coast is set to become an international flagship for the struggling Canadian golf industry and, not incidentally, the savior of Inverness, a former mining town that has seen […]

Five Favourite Cape Breton Experiences

Sharon McAuley, Publisher, Canadian Golf Traveller

Despite my full rain gear, a steady cool drizzle and light Atlantic fog had me chilled to the bone after our golf round. Even a quick change of clothes and our rental car’s heated seats couldn’t stop the shivering. That’s how we ended up pulling in to the Wreck Cove General Store, on the famous Cabot […]

Zokol at Predator, a New Links at Bushmills, and the Countdown for Cabot Links

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

It will be fascinating to see the impact of two new high-profile arrivals at the Okanagan Valley’s Predator Ridge Resort, already one of Canada’s top golf properties. Two-time PGA Tour winner Richard Zokol (formerly of Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club in B.C.’s Nicola Valley) was hired as executive director of golf development, and former LPGA touring […]