Inverness golf club to go forward

I’ll have more on this tomorrow, but in the meantime, my good friend Ben Cowan-Dewar has been in the news with his proposed new golf club, Cabot Links. Here’s a quick news hit from the Web.

INVERNESS � Construction on a $5.6-million golf course will tee off here next spring.More than 78 hectares of prime oceanfront land will be handed over free of charge to a group of silent investors. The Cape Breton Growth Fund, an arm of Enterprise Cape Breton Corp., will chip in $2.5 million in equity funding for the project, which means that if the project makes money, the group will repay the federal government.Ben Cowan-Dewar will head up the project, known as Cabot Links.He is president of GolfTI of Toronto, a luxury golf travel company and a course-ranking panellist on some golf magazines.�I represent the group and am the president, CEO and developer, but the group of investors comes from different parts of Canada,� said Mr. Cowan-Dewar.Mr. Cowan-Dewar said the golf course will be designed by Rod Whitman, an Alberta golf course architect. Mr. Whitman�s projects include the Wolf Creek Golf Resort and Blackhawk Golf Club, both in Alberta.

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