Cape Breton, N.S.’s Cabot Links golf course has been named GolfWeek Magazine’s best golf course in the Canadian Modern 2014 (1960-present) category.

Located in the town of Inverness on the northwest coast of Cape Breton, Cabot Links was awarded spot 42 in Golf Digest’s “World 100 Greatest Golf Courses” in January, and awarded number 82 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Courses in the World” in July 2013.

Opened on June 29, 2012, the 18-hole course is a Rod Whitman design, incorporating the Nova Scotian landscape, seaside, undulating terrain and sandy soil.

“It is both an exciting and huge honour to be held in such high regard, particularly alongside so many wonderful Canadian courses,” Ben Cowan-Dewar, Cabot Links’ managing director, told Canadian Groundskeeper.

Other winners from GolfWeek Magazine include:

  • second place: Devil’s Paintbrush in Caledon, Ont., opened in 1992 and designed by Dana Fry;
  • third place: National Golf Course of Canada in Woodbridge, Ont., opened in 1975 and designed by Tom Fazio;
  • fourth place: Beacon Hall Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., opened in 1988 and designed by Bob Cupp; and
  • fifth place: Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club in Quilchena, B.C., opened in 2010 and designed by Rod Whitman.