Bell Bay Golf Club, a Thomas McBroom Design sits high above the Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s Inland Sea. The golf course was designed with the traveling golfer in mind as it is set up to be as challenging as the golfer would like to make it. With four distinct teeing areas on each hole the course can play as enjoyable as 5,000 yards or as challenging as over 7,000 yards. The golf course’s bent grass greens, tees, and fairways is known to be manicured to perfection, by its experienced staff, and state of the art equipment. Thomas McBroom saved the best for last as the final four holes have become the signature for Bell Bay.
McBroom himself has been quoted to say “The most dramatic land was saved for the finishing holes, and they are exhilarating to say the least, and they amount to what I believe is one of the best finishing sequences anywhere.”
Our signature hole is Number 17, which plays as long as 182 yards from the back tees and forces the golfer to carry an environmentally safe buffer zone to a pocketed green surrounded by trees, on the other side. Once you complete this hole you continue to walk up to the 18th hole where you stand staring at a panoramic view of the Bras d’Or Lake. We are pleased to be complimented on the fairness of the golf course and the conditioning of the course as well. Bell Bay offers not only great golf, but also a golfing experience to remember, from our exceptional service, to our quality dining experience.
We do take pride in being the first non-metallic spike golf course in Atlantic Canada. All around people are starting to rave about Bell Bay Golf Club. Awards: Best New Course in Canada 1998 by Golf Digest; Ranked in the top 201 Public Places to Play in North America out of 6000 courses by Golf Digest 2000; 4 1⁄2 Star Rating by Golf Digest Places to Play in 2000; Top 18 Most Women Friendly Courses in Canada by Score Magazine 2000 Major Tournaments Hosted: (i.e. National, Provincial, International) 1998, 1999 Nova Scotia Canadian Tour Events “The Bell Bay Matches”, 2000 Canadian Club Champions Championship (RCGA National Championship), 2000 & 2001 Future Links Atlantic Championship (RCGA Region Junior Championship) 2001 Nova Scotia Junior Championship, 2001 “Wayne Gretzky & Friends Invitational” Wayne Gretzky, Joe Sakic, Brett Hull vs Mike Weir, 2005 Canadian Amateur (RCGA National Championship).