Baddeck and Bell Bay Golf Course
Our Cape Breton golf course and resort is simply the best in Cape Breton, a place well known for fine golf courses. It is located in Baddeck, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful and historic little towns. From Baddeck’s earliest beginnings, when a trading post was set on Kidston Island, it’s fortunes have been bound up by the sea, which brought the settlers and carried their trade to and from the outside world in the wake of aboriginal canoes.
History has been made on this bay. Casey Baldwin’s great hydrofoil set the world’s water speed record just below our fairways, and from it’s frozen surface the Silver Dart made the first successful airplane flight in the British Empire. Not far from our golf course, the mansion on the far headland was home to what was one of the greatest inventive geniuses the world has known – Alexander Graham Bell. Tinkering with everything from radar to rocket propulsion, the iron lung to sonar from the air screw to airships, this bay was the setting for them all.
Baddeck is a saltwater port and ships have been built and sailed here since the days of sail. Many were known in harbours around the world, their names reflecting their Cape Breton origins. It seems fitting that this seaside, Cape Breton golf course should recall some of those famous ships and course holes and named after many of them. The sails of the yachts that throng the bay today reflect those of the tall ships which once plied these waters.
The sails of the yachts that throng the bay today reflect those of the tall ships which one plied these waters, and whose names are enshrined in the golf course high above.