Bell Bay

Opened 1997 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Bell Bay was designed to optimize the beautiful views of picturesque Bras d'Or Lake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and to firmly establish the hamlet of Baddeck as a golf destination. In the beginning, Bell Bay was a town initiative financed by several local business people. Skillfully blended into a sloping hillside overlooking the town, Bell Bay exudes a classic, timeless feel and features traditional dimensions that accentuate the scenic vistas and the golfer's appreciation for the natural beauty of the land. The front nine is generally open and scenic, while the back slips into heavily forested, wilder terrain. Bell Bay is notable for the final four holes, which build to a climatic finish. Site of the 2005 Canadian Amateur championship, Bell Bay endures as one of Canada's most loved and admired courses.

Awards & Accolades

Best New Canadian Course 1998   First, Golf Digest 

“ can't help thinking that McBroom has enough talent (and enough confidence) to experiment with a wide range of architectural styles and notions on nearly every project he tackles.”   Ron Whitten, Golf Digest

“It has been 13 years since Bell Bay Golf Club opened and we still receive rave reviews for the golfing experience. It is a track that can be enjoyed by everyone.”   Scott MacAulay, Owner