New course in Cape Breton

A Canadian development company that includes “international investors,” announced a new project on Friday in Cape Breton today that includes a Nick Faldo designed golf course.Called “Louisbourg Resort Golf and Spa,” the resort will be about 1 kilometre from Louisbourg and is part of a 2,500 acre property that includes 6.5 km of shoreline. Apparently, according to my souce, it is 30 km from the airport in Sydney.

The company is designed to produce individual luxury homes on 1 acre lots built around two golf courses (an 18-hole championship course, and an 18-hole par three course) -Two show homes are currently under construction and twelve will be underway by spring of 2007.

The designer for the course is golfer-turned-announcer Faldo, the man who created The Rock in Ontario, a course that has been widely disparaged, though it also won Golf Digest’s Best New Course in Canada award. I assume the hiring of Faldo is an attempt to crack the European market that has made Humber Valley so successful.

The Faldo course, called “The Fortress,” is scheduled to open in 2009 with construction starting in the spring.

Here’s the story as the Chronicle Herald sees it.

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  • Thats terrific news for Cape Breton. That means there are going to be two significant shoreline courses being built. Cabot Links is the other course being built and will be ready in 2008.
    This is certainly going to hurt PEI………….
    Hopefully, Faldo takes it easy on us golfers with “The Fortress” Course. I have played “The Rock” 3 times and it is scary…..They are making 4 holes more player friendly at The Rock this Fall after the course closed. They have to, because the JW Marriott Resort is opening in 2008 and they do not want to continue scaring people away after they shoot 10 strokes above their average score……

  • Does anyone know the location of this gold course? I have land on Ocean View Road that is located very close to Fortress of Louisburg property. I would love to find a buyer.

    If anyone has any information please let me know. My email address is


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