INVERNESS, Nova Scotia, Canada -- The anticipated follow-up to Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs has met or exceeded just about all expectations. The effort by architects Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw is remarkable, and lots of fun to play. The course isn't out to be a demanding test for tournament golf; it's just over 6,700 yards from the championship tees. It also has six par 3s, 4s and 5s, making birdie opportunities plentiful for mid-handicappers.
The course is located just north of the original Cabot Links and officially opened in 2016. The clubhouse is currently a temporary structure, and ground is expected to break on the permanent one in either late-2017 or early 2018. Unlike Cabot Links however, there is a driving range onsite. Resort shuttle buses transfer golfers between the main resort in Inverness and the Cliffs.
Despite its infancy, many are already calling Cliffs the best course in Canada and one of the best courses ever designed by Coore & Crenshaw. Tour specific holes of the course above in the slideshow by Brandon Tucker.