Industry Spotlight: Golfing in the Maritimes

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Adventure awaits in this golfer's paradise

At Dundarave in P.E.I., expansive fairways are lined with lush pines and the tranquil Brudenell River, creating some of the most stunning beauty the Island has to offer. — Photo courtesy of Golf PEI

(Originally published in the May 2012 issue of the Nova Scotia Business Journal - "Golfing in the Maritimes" special advertising feature)

The Maritimes is a golfer’s paradise. With many classic and contemporary designed courses, spectacular scenery, unparalleled hospitality, customized vacation packages, specialized corporate offerings, and more, the region is known as a world-class golf destination.

From River Oaks Golf Club in Meagher’s Grant (NS) to Kingswood Golf in Fredericton (NB) to Dundarave in Cardigan (PE), there is a golf adventure to appeal to every business and leisure traveler.

One of Nova Scotia’s newest golf courses is expected to be in full swing this summer employing about 125, double the 65 employed last year. Cabot Links, overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence at Inverness, will re-open this summer as an 18-hole golf course with lodge accommodations. Ben Cowan-Dewar, managing director for Cabot Links, plans to open the resort on June 29. Cabot Links had a soft opening last year with 10 of the 18 Rod Whitman designed-holes ready for play, along with the dining room, Panorama and Cabot Bar. The new 48-room lodge, which was designed by award-winning architect Susan Fitzgerald, will include wall-to-wall windows, offering unobstructed views of the course and the sea. The exterior will feature cladding of eastern cedar shingles, in line with the Maritime aesthetic.

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Links of interest:

Nova Scotia www.golfnovascotia.com

Prince Edward Island www.golfpei.ca

New Brunswick www.golfnb.com

Organizations: Nova Scotia Business Journal, River Oaks Golf Club, Inverness Lodge Hotel Motel

Geographic location: Meagher, Fredericton, Nova Scotia

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  • Don MacKay
    May 09, 2012 - 13:58

    As a native of Nova Scotia and a depositor of golf balls in every water hazard from Digby to Dundee I believe that The Maritimes offers one of the world’s great golfing experiences. Why I never see golfing all inclusive 2 week packages, (14 days, 10 course, 6 lobster dinners etc) advertised in the Vancouver area always puzzles me. We have lots of well heeled golfers that spend million of dollars travelling to Nevada, Arizona, California and Florida. I have put together a couple of small groups and golfed NS & PEI over the years and they all loved the golf, hospitality and people and most of them have continued to return every couple of years.