It was profiled in The New York Times; Forbes called it “the must-play golf course opening of 2012;” and World Golf has proclaimed the course lives up to the hype. Cabot Links, located in Inverness, Nova Scotia, has become the most recent mascot for spectacular, remote golfing meccas, and in a short timeframe has anted up for recognition as a worldwide top-100 course. The golf resort, from its seaside course to its cedar-clad lodge, was meticulously constructed and incorporated an application of spray foam insulation.
A former mining town, Inverness is, to say the least, isolated, being a solid four-hour drive from the nearest major airport, in Halifax (a regional airport, in Sydney, is about half the distance). The town had seen its share of mine closings in the past, so when the proposed Cabot Links sought to bring the area well over a hundred jobs, nearly one-tenth of the local population, Inverness had economic news to be optimistic about. Little did the town know just what kind of fervor the resort would elicit.