Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we stay?
At our Cabot Links Lodge, of course! We have rooms and villas available.
How do I get to Cabot Links?
You can find all the information you need on our Getting Here page.
What type of attire is appropriate?
Typical golf attire—golf shirts and pants or walking shorts, with soft spike shoes.
What is the weather like?
Daytime temperatures in Inverness range between 16 – 24°C (60 – 75°F), reaching a potential high of 29°C (85°F) in July and August. The course can be windy, but then again, what great links course isn’t? We suggest wearing layers with a windbreaker (or a rain jacket, just in case).
Are there golf carts?
Both Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs are walking-only courses. We offer carts for people who have genuine mobility-related disabilities. Please call ahead to ensure availability.
Do you have caddies?
Cabot Links offers traditional caddying, which involves both the golfer and the caddie walking the course. Expertly trained, our caddies at Cabot Links hope to boost your game and lower your score. Caddies are paid directly, and tipping is left to your discretion. For more information, visit our Caddie Services page.
What other activities are there nearby?
In the immediate vicinity, Inverness Beach borders Cabot Links (and beyond!). It boasts the warmest water north of the Carolinas and is staffed with lifeguards every day of the summer. If you have the energy to walk after a round, there are numerous paths and hiking trails, so bring good shoes and your camera.
Live music is an integral part of culture, with Gaelic song and dance experienced at local music venues, restaurants, and pubs—day and night. Be sure to check out The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, which features local artwork and has a charming gift shop. On Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, harness racing is alive and well at the track in town. Bring a few dollars and bet on your favourite horse!
But this is just a taste of all the activities waiting for you in Inverness and the rest of Cape Breton! Check out all the things to do on the island, and start planning an unforgettable getaway today.
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How long is your season?
Our season runs from May to October.
How close are the nearest airports to Cabot Links?
- Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia (private) is 80 kilometres (50 miles)
- Halifax, Nova Scotia is 317 kilometres (197 miles)
- Sydney, Nova Scotia is 168 kilometres (105 miles)
- Moncton, New Brunswick is 403 kilometres (251 miles)
What is the cancellation policy?
Lodge Cancellation Policy
For visits longer than one night, a deposit of two nights plus 15% Harmonized Sales Tax per room will be processed at the time of booking. For one-night visits, a deposit of one night plus 15% Harmonized Sales Tax per room will be processed. Guests can cancel up to 30 days prior to arrival without penalty.
Resort Guest Golf Bookings:
For all resort golf bookings and associated services, there is no advance deposit required at time of booking. We require 24 hours advance notice for cancellations. Any green fees cancelled within the 24-hour period will be charged to your guest account at full rate. Any accepted Caddie requests cancelled within the 24-hour period require caddie fees to be paid out to caddie.
Non-Resort Guest Golf Bookings:
Non-Resort Tee Time Bookings During May 10 – May 30 & October 14 – October 27: We require 72 hours advance notice for cancellations. Any green fees cancelled within the 72-hour period will be charged the full rate to the credit card holding the reservation.
Non-Resort Tee Time Bookings During May 31 to October 13: We require 21 days advance notice for cancellations. Any green fees cancelled within the 21 day period will be charged the full rate to the credit card holding the reservation.
Weather Cancellation Policy
The course only shuts down in the event of lightning. While we won’t refund a round due to rainy weather as playing with the elements is a big part of links golf, we will try our best to accommodate by rearranging tee times on the day.
What kind of clubs can I rent at Cabot Links?
Thanks to our friends at Titleist and Cobra, Cabot offers a great selection of quality rental clubs. Our Titleist men’s sets come in both stiff and regular shafts, along with hybrids, Vokey wedges, and Scotty Cameron putters. Our Cobra women’s clubs feature hybrids and Cobra putters. Advanced booking for rental clubs is encouraged.