Cabot Links - Inverness, Novia Scotia
Cabot Links is one of the finer tests of links golf that I have experienced in the United States. Each and every hole offers an oceanfront view and the wind is a constant factor. Dubbed as Canada's only authentic links the course tests the player's ability to persist in tough conditions and make solid decisions on how to carefully play each shot. The most enjoyable aspect of this type of golf is the options for creativity that it provides. Nothing beats watching a well placed golf ball use the contours of the landscape to reach it's final destination near the hole.
With a slight breeze coming in around 40 mph, our foursome would surely be tested both mentally and physically. With an all star line up consisting of Golf Digest's Ashley Mayo, financial wizard Jeff Blind, collegiate standout Jeff Filer, and myself we were certainly up to the challenge. We played the course twice and had just about as much fun navigating the fescue as any 4 golfers can muster.
Cabot links would reside in my personal top 15. If you have options for an upcoming trip, I would certainly consider Cabot as one of the finer places to play.