Cabot Cliffs, Canada
Cabot Cliffs already had an all-world course in the Rod Whitman-designed Links (which is very close in nature to a GB&I links). Then along came Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to build the Cliffs. It is a mind-blower that makes the Links seem very ordinary (although it’s not). It is one of the famed Coore-Crenshaw firm’s biggest and boldest creations. Every hole is epic, and even the ones that work away from the ocean and into trees and valleys are amazing.
In fact, it has a chance to become Canada’s best course ahead of Banff Springs, a Stanley Thompson classic set in the Rocky Mountains. Add it to the Links – set amid sandy dunes and along the Atlantic Ocean, where it empties into the Gulf of St Lawrence – and high-end accommodation and it makes it a resort that could be mentioned in the same sentences as Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst or Streamsong.