Highlands Links Course Details - Nova Scotia Golf
" Every now and then I get a mean streak and like to fool the boys a little. But, I never hide any danger. It's all out there for the golfer to see and study " - Stanley Thompson
The layout is by far one of the most unusual of Thompson's routings, and it is why this is possibly his very best. After he finalized his routing he made a decision of shear genius. He separated each unique area with a long walk. So why was this important? Because the course unfolds like a series of chapters from a great book, each chapter, or set of holes, has its own unique setting. When they are combined together they make for a wonderful journey through, or storey of, the local landscape.
Historically, Highlands Links celebrates the Celtic heritage of Cape Breton and Thompson himself christened each hole with a Scottish name.