Travel: Canada / Atlantic Region

Great Places to Eat, Stay in Nova Scotia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 23:58 Tuesday, 22 October 2013 23:39

The Five Fishermen

Gord Montgomery (iG)

When in Nova Scotia, do as the Scoatians do... or is that do as the Novans do?

No matter. ... After a six hour plane journey on my favourite airline, WestJet, split partly by a 20-minute touchdown in Hamilton, we ended up in Halifax as another golf/work journey got underway. The first order of business was finding our hotel in a strange city, and with two sets of directions and only getting lost once, we indeed found what we were looking for.

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Fox Harb'r: A Joy to Play and Stay

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 05:15 Wednesday, 02 October 2013 05:05

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

This isn't to insult Ron Joyce but it appeared his desire to build a golf course for family and friends over a decade ago was a somewhat crazy ambition. Yeah, crazy like a fox.

Joyce, the former head of the iconic Canadian institution Tim Hortons, turned that dream of an idyllic getaway spot for a select few into a comfy resort area for many.

Known as Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa, the area he envisioned those many years ago now encompasses a wide spectrum of recreational amenities, not the least of which is an outstanding 18 hole golf course with a number of spectacular ocean view holes.

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Cabot Links: More Than Just a Golf Course to Cape Breton Citizens

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:58 Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:54

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

There isn't much, if anything, you can write about Cabot Links and its character that hasn't already been written several times over. So let me say this: I'm not going to try.

What I am going to do however is say this: The Nova Scotia course that was designed by Albertan Rod Whitman, and set in action a year and a half ago, is everything you've heard and more.

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Le Portage: An Unexpected Surprise

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:07 Sunday, 15 September 2013 19:59

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

It's funny how when you're so looking forward to something you overlook something else right in front of your nose.

For me, that was the case with a sandwich round of golf, the middle 18 between Stanley Thompson's superb Highlands Links and Rod Whitman' outstanding Cabot Links. On the way from the first to the second, I stopped off at Le Portage Golf in Cheticamp on Cape Breton Island and was delighted with what I found.

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Tom McBroom Reveals Halifax's Newest Championship Golf Course

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:29 Sunday, 28 April 2013 13:43

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Tom McBroom, award-winning golf course architect and designer, was in Halifax to reveal designs for his latest project: The Links at Brunello, a new championship golf course located in Halifax.

This 7,100-yard, 18-hole course is located off of Highway 103 (Exit 3), a 15 minute drive from the city’s downtown, and is linked to Halifax’s newest lifestyle community, Brunello Estates.

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