Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 18
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 18
The 18th hole is a downhill par 5 that plays along the cliffs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 4
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 4
Alternate left and right greens await on the par-3 4th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 5
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 5
The 5th hole is a "Cape hole" dogleg left at Cabot Cliffs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - Tee signs
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - Tee signs
The 3rd and 7th tees play from a similar lofty position at Cabot Cliffs. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 10
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 10
The par-5 10th hole plays along the coast. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 12
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 12
The 12th hole is a long par 3 that plays out towards the water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - tee off
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - tee off
Teeing off on the par-5 10th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 16
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 16
The par-3 16th hole can play into the wind, meaning short shots fall to their (near) death. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 6
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 6
The par-3 6th hole is short and plays along the coast. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 15
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 15
The par-5 15th hole is a thrilling, reachable hole that plays downhill to the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17
A view of the short. par-4 17th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17 fairway
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17 fairway
The fairway of the 17th hole heads sharply downhill which makes it very reachable if you hit a good drive. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 6 green
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 6 green
The par-3 6th hole's green slopes from front to back. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 2
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 2
The par-4 2nd hole is a standout with an elevated tee shot and an elevated green guarded by a volcano bunker. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 14
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 14
The par-3 14th hole is a scenic shot to a green guarded by a deep bunker and boulder before the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 17
The view from the 17th tee doesn't reveal much fairway. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 5
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - No. 5
The view from the fairway of the Cape-hole 5th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - Cliffs
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island - Cliffs
Cabot Cliffs is on a higher elevation than the original Cabot Links. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Cabot Cliffs - hole 16
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Cabot Cliffs - hole 16
The par-3 16th hole at Cabot Cliffs is the most dramatic tee shot, possibly in the entire country. Andrew Penner/Golf Advisor
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Photos of Cabot Cliffs at Cabot Links on Cape Breton Island

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.


Staff reviews of Cabot Cliffs: Matt Ginella | Brandon Tucker


Video feature: Tucker visits Cape Breton's Highlands Links and Cabot


Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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