With two world top 100 golf courses and an excellent short course on their résumé, Cabot Cape Breton, the flagship location for the Toronto-based golf development company, is setting sights on a fourth golf course at the resort.
The news was first reported by Rick Young on Twitter in the evening of October 24, 2022. Originally tied to architect Tom Doak because of an Instagram leak, Mabou Point’s site is located on a sandbar inlet between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mabou Harbour. The property is 20KM south of the town of Inverness, Nova Scotia. The working title for the project is “Cabot Harbour,” with the project logo depicting an anchor (more on that below).
In the statement tweeted by Rick Young, Cabot commented, saying:
Cabot Cape Breton is proud of what we have accomplished in Inverness, and we want to work with the community of Mabou to create another global tourism destination. We know from our experience with Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs that a development like this can be transformational—creating hundreds of jobs, growth opportunities for local business, infrastructure enhancements, and support for the community causes and organizations.
Western Cape Breton is growing and has become a magnet for visitors and private sector investment. We want to build on this momentum. Cabot is currently having conversations with Mabou residents to share our vision for an 18-hole golf course in the region and gather feedback. We are committed to listening and proceeding in a thoughtful, ecological, and sustainable manner, as we have over the past 15 years.
The routing works in two nine hole loops, with the front nine and back nine both taking advantage of “the sand dunes.” Other than the eighteen, the finishing few are on the Mabou Harbour.
Cabot Harbour marks Tom Doak’s first new build in Canada, although he co-restored St. George’s in Toronto with Ian Andrew prior to the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.