Cabot Links Planning New Golf Course for Saint Lucia in 2021

Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

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A new golf course is expected to break ground in Saint Lucia within a matter of weeks, as one of the most recognised names in course development sets their sights on the Helen of the West.

Cabot Links, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned golf resort, is expanding to the Caribbean, creating Cabot Saint Lucia on the northern tip of the island, with the Cabot Point course is expected to open in 2021.

Canadian entrepreneur Ben Cowan-Dewar created the original Cabot Links in Inverness overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2011. It has become one of Canada’s top-ranked courses and is among the top 50 courses in Golf Digest’s World 100. Cabt Links is also the cornerstone of a still-growing luxury resort that has turned Cape Breton into the country’s hottest golf destination and a global attraction.

Cowan-Dewar feels the same way about Point Hardy in Saint Lucia, a site he first visited three years ago. The property sits on 375 acres, and Cabot Links announced on June 14 that it would be starting work this summer.

Cabot Saint Lucia will feature an 18-hole golf course called Cabot Point in the north of Cap Estate where there are already a number of world class resorts and developments. Amenities are expected to include a clubhouse, a 50-room boutique hotel, three restaurants, retail shops, a spa, and upscale homes ranging from US$760,000 to US$10-million.

The golf course will be designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw and his design partner Bill Coore, whose U.S.A. firm has drafted some of the world’s top modern courses. Set to open in 2021, Cabot Point will be their first in the Caribbean.

Mount Hardy has long been associated with golfing. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus once designed a course for the same property but it never materialised because of the 2008 global financial collapse.

Cabot Point is slated to become Saint Lucia’s third golf course, joining the 9-hole Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Club, which features 3,300 yards of narrow fairways and rolling hills, and the 18-hole Sandals Saint Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate, which features 6,744 yards of sprawling green slopes.

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