New twelfth for second Cabot season


Sean Dudley
By Adam Lawrence

Cabot Links in Canada has reopened for its second full season of operations, complete with a brand new par three twelfth hole.

The new twelfth, which was designed by original architect Rod Whitman, was made possible by the acquisition of a small extra plot of seafront land to the left of the previous hole. It will increase to six the number of oceanfront holes on the golf course.

Cabot's expansion plans don't stop at the new hole though. An old pub, close to the resort's clubhouse in the Cape Breton town of Inverness has been refurbished over the winter, and will give an additional food and beverage option for guests, while also providing space for live music and other entertainment.

The resort's second course, Cabot Cliffs, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, is already under construction to the north of the town, and, according to co-owner Ben Cowan-Dewar, plans are already in train to add extra accommodation for 2014.