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KANADA

Best of Nova Scotia
Come and play the best golf in the area 

Day 1:  Arrive Halifax – West Bay (approx. 267 km / 3 ½ hour drive)
Arrive Halifax. Pick up rental car (own arrangement) at the airport and drive to rugged Cape Breton Island.
Overnight in West Bay.

Day 2:  West Bay
Today enjoy a round of golf at Dundee Golf Club. Dundee Golf Club is nestled in the richly forested hills on the shores of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  This championship golf course ascends the side of South Mountain, providing commanding views of the Lake and the nearby marina. The scenery can often be a distraction as the course demands excellent control and shot placement.  Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the  Bras d’Or Lake, which is known as “Canada’s only Inland Sea”, Bras d’Or Lakes is one of the world’s finest sailing and boating venues.  The lake is abundant with wildlife, including the magnificent bald eagle, which claims this region as a major breeding area. 
Overnight in West Bay.

Day 3:  West Bay – Ben Eoin (approx. 88 km / 1 ½ hour drive)
Today drive east to Ben Eoin along the Bras d’Or Lake. Enjoy a round of golf at The Lakes Golf Course. A great new addition to Cape Breton Island’s golf experience, The Lakes Golf Club opened in the summer of 2010. This Graham Cooke designed course will be a world-class golf course, capitalizing on the beautiful landscapes and outstanding views of the Bras d’Or Lakes.  Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Ben Eoin.

Day 4: West Bay – Baddeck – Ingonish Beach (approx. 183 km /3 hour drive)
Today drive north to Ingonish Beach along the famous Cabot Trail.  En route make a stop at Baddeck (approx. 92 km / 1 ½ hour drive) and enjoy a round of golf at Bell Bay Golf Course. Situated in the scenic village of Baddeck. This beautiful Thomas McBroom course sits high above the Bras d'Or Lakes, North America's beautiful inland sea, overlooking the Bay from which it derives its name. Before heading to Ingonish Beach, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site. Bell, the inventor of the telephone, made his permanent home in Baddeck. This centre celebrates the life and genius of Bell, a pioneer of such wide ranging disciplines as sound transmission, medicine, aeronautics, marine engineering and space-frame construction.
Overnight in Ingonish Beach.

Day 5: Ingonish Beach
Today golf at the Highlands Links Golf Course. The Cape Breton Highlands Links Golf Course is one of a kind. Conceived and constructed under the watchful eye of world-renowned designer Stanley Thompson, Highlands Links is a classic 18-hole, par 72 links course carved out of one of Canada's most pristine wildernesses, the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. For over 70 years, golfers have come from around the world to take up the challenge. And with each stroke, they're taken back to a time when the game was still pure, and where golfers tested their skills on courses set by the sea, in true Scottish fashion. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Ingonish Beach.
Overnight in Ingonish Beach.

Day 6: Ingonish Beach - Belle Cote (approx. 138 km / 2 ½ hour drive)
Today enjoy the Whale watching tour. This unique experience provides visitors with an opportunity to discover the beauty of northern Cape Breton and marine life near the coastlines. Zip along the rugged shores in search of whales, dolphins, seals, leatherback turtles, puffins, eagles and more! Discover the mystique of Ingonish Island, the seclusion of a light keeper's station, and the breathtaking cliffs near renowned Kelitc Lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy the scenic drive north along the Cabot Trail through theCape Breton Highlands National Park – one of Canada’s most stunning and diverse national parks, encompassing 950 square kilometers of beautiful highland and coastal habitats.  Visitors can explore rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, mountain trails, old-growth forests, waterfalls and highland barrens carpeted in wild orchids and pitcher plants. Moose, eagles and hares are often seen, as well as the occasional coyote, bear, deer, fox and bobcat.  Continue drive south along the Cabot Trail to Belle Cote. 
Overnight in Belle Cote.

Day 7:  Belle Cote
Enjoy a round of golf at Le Portage Golf Course in Cheticamp (approx. 23 km / 21  minute drive).  Before heading back to Belle Cote, you may wish to make a stop at  Acadian museum for a demonstration of wool working and a small display of Acadian  artifacts. The craft shop features locally made hooked rugs and other crafts. 
Overnight  in Belle Cote.

Day 8: Belle Cote
Enjoy a round of golf at Cabot Links Golf Course in Inverness (approx. 40 km / 40  minute drive). Inverness is the largest community on the Ceilidh Trail.  Attractions include Inverness Miner’s Museum which highlights the region’s coal mining history,  beach with an extensive boardwalk, and several hiking trails. To the south part of  Inverness is called the Broad Cove Banks, for a panoramic ocean vista, follow the narrow gravel road along the edge of the bluffs above the sea. You’re likely to see lobstermen hauling traps from their boats onto the wharves below. 
Overnight in Belle Cote.

Day 9: Belle Cote – Halifax (approx. 373 km / 5 hour drive)
Today drive southwest to Halifax – the capital city of Nova Scotia. In the afternoon, tour the city begins atop Citadel Hill, where panoramic views of the city and waterfront can  be seen and kilted soldiers perform their parade drill to the sound of bagpipe music. Descending into Halifax’s waterfront area pass historic ships, Immigration Canada’s Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Here, explore a fascinating collection of Titanic artifacts and learn about Halifax’s unique connection to this infamous disaster. Enjoy a stop at the Historic Properties boardwalk, the liveliest area of the waterfront.
Overnight in Halifax.

Day 10: Halifax
Enjoy a round of golf at Lost Creek Golf Course (approx. 34 km / 38 minute drive). Lost Creek is a newer layout, built in the classic manner, using the existing lay of the land and "Mother Nature's guidance" to full advantage. The signature par 3 features a tee area on an island in the middle of Lost Creek. So bring your clubs (and your camera) to enjoy an exhilarating game of golf and discover Lost Creek. Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Halifax

Day 11: Halifax
Enjoy a round of golf at Glen Arbour Golf Course (approx. 27 km / 33 minute drive). Glen Arbour Golf Course, artistically hewn from some of the Nova Scotia’s most pristine landscape, offers an exceptional golf experience just a short distance from Halifax.. It  was designed for public play by renowned course architect, Graham Cooke. Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Halifax.

Day 12:  Halifax
Today enjoy a round of golf at Granite Spring Golf Course (approx. 29 km / 36 minute drive). This 18-hole golf course combines both scenery and challenge. The layout, overlooking Shad Bay, presents a uniquely different golf experience that has become a favourite for local and visiting golfers alike. On this course strategy is an asset that will help the thinking golfer avoid trouble. The fairways are narrow but you will be rewarded for a well-struck golf shot. The course is very scenic with granite outcroppings and lots of assorted kinds of wildlife. A camera is a must for first time visitors, as you will want pictures of our wonderful golf holes. Rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Halifax.
 
Day 13: Halifax – Yarmouth (approx. 305 km / 4 hour drive)
Drive along the “Lighthouse Route” – follows Nova Scotia’s South Shore, where the past is a part of everyday life. Over twenty lighthouses from the dramatic beauty of the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove to Yarmouth’s towering Cape Forchu lighthouse.  Make a stop at Lunenburg – home to Nova Scotia’s famous racing schooner, Bluenose, the ship on the Canadian ten-cent piece.  Old Town Lunenburg was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
Yarmouth is home to many scenic attractions and historic sites.  Enjoy the culture of l'Acadie, take in the festivals and special events throughout the year, visit museums or unwind on one of many sandy beaches. 
Overnight in Yarmouth.

Day 14: Yarmouth
Today enjoy a round of golf at Yarmouth Links Golf Course. In the afternoon, head back to Halifax for overnight. You may wish to drive north on Highway 101 through Digby - home of the world’s largest Scallop fishing fleet to Halifax. 
 Overnight in Halifax

Day 15:´Depart Halifax
Today enjoy a round of golf at Lost Creek Golf Course before heading to Halifax Airport.
Drop off rental car and check in flight for home. 

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