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The Renaissance Club

Cape Breton Highland Links

Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada


On the opposite Nova Scotia coast from Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links is the 80-year-old Highlands Links in Cape Breton, a sterling Stanley Thompson design routed to give golfers the full coastal experience, from ocean beach, to deep forest, to river’s edge and back. Thompson even shaped greenside mounds to mimic certain mountain ridges in the distance. A national park operation, Highlands had long been criticized for spotty maintenance, but after a 2010 flood, serious efforts, directed by Canadian golf architect Ian Andrew, were undertaken to restore its luster and improve its turf quality.


Holes 18
Length 6592
Year Opened 1941
Designer Stanley Thompson (1941), Ian Andrew (2011)


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