Highlands Links Golf Course, Ingonish

3.3
#2 of 26 in Golf in Nova Scotia
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  • This was a very cool place to play golf. Yes the conditions aren't the best but the layout was fun and scenic, and it wasn't very expensive to play. We played it because it was a Stanley Thompson buil...  more »
  • I loved . It is a beautiful course and offers lots of challenge . Maybe it's mostly the setting that I liked the most.  more »
  • The course needs a course turf management specialist. The grass on the fairways was too long. The tee boxes to dry. The sand traps were reasonable but had little sand. I enjoyed the numerous elevated ...  more »
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  • Beauty is everywhere at this course. Every season provides another experience. While it is a little out of the way, it is definitely worth the time and effort. The course itself is amazing! Service of the staff is wonderful and they will help make your time there one of the best of your golfing life!!
  • I've played this course for almost thirty yrs and I've seen it in both incredible and horrible conditions and every weather condition possible. Under this current ownership group, the course is almost the worst condition I've seen it. Sad to see the condition. Marshall badly needed. Although green pretty well everywhere, those aren't fairways, that's rough. The tees are almost rough conditions. Greens were inconsistent speeds. I expect MUCH more from a world calibre course.
  • Great food, great prices, but super absent service. I feel like I could have just served myself because it took 10ish minutes just to see our server for the first time with 3-4 other tables and at least one other server working that had the other tables. I've worked in the restaurant industry before, I get it if it's super busy, a holiday, you're understaffed, someone called in sick.... This wasn't one of those times.
  • One of the worse experiences I have ever had at a golf course! We had 4 T times booked (16 golfers) and upon our arrival (after a 2-1/2 hour drive) we were told there were no power carts that day because of the rain and that they had no pull carts for us. So we had to walk the course carrying our bags. The course was in terrible shape, the T blocks and fairways had not been cut for days. When we reached the halfway house for a sandwich and a beverage it was closed!! We called to see if someone could bring us some water and sandwiches, We cannot do that was their answer. So after walking this very long and hilly course carrying my bag I see that the cart path goes all the way round the course, I asked for a reason why no power carts. Their answer....The course is too wet and not everyone obeys the cart path only rule! I was livid!! how this course is rated #5 in Canada is beyond me! Only reason I give it 0ne star is because I have to pick at least one. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra money and play Cabot Cliffs, That course is spectacular with awesome service. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY PLAYING HIGHLAND LINKS!!!
  • Not worth the money. The course itself is fine; nice views, moderately decent shape (brown patches of grass on every hole, but nice enough to play well) but for that price, I would expect every little detail to be impressive. We're traveling, so we had to rent clubs. We had to go back in and ask for balls and tees because they weren't included and they were crappy ones at that. Every course I've played in Alberta includes water bottles and a few tees in the cart, and most have GPS so you know your distances. This course didn't have any of those. They didn't even have a spot to refill our own water bottle when we made it to the canteen. Green fees and rentals totalled over $400 for 2 people. I would have been fine paying $100-150/person for that course, but those prices just made the whole experience miserable. We regret taking time out of our vacation to get robbed like that.

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