Cape Breton National Park, Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia

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. We're proud to welcome you to this, the “mountains and ocean” course.

Mailing address

Highlands Links Golf Course Cape Breton National Park
Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia
Canada B0C 1L0

Contact information

Extent of 'Thompson' Work

18 hole golf course design
New done by (architect: Stanley Thompson)
Verification level: Level 1
18 hole golf course construction supervision
New done by (architect: Stanley Thompson)
Verification level: Level 1


  • Document from Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Correspondence regarding Highland GC
  • "Stanley Thompson and Associates" Advertisement
  • Mentioned in Lorne Rubenstein article (Appendix II) & Thesis
  • Reference to Highlands GC in 'The Toronto Terror'
  • 'Hall of Fame Reward Earned By Architect'
  • Audio Tape