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The Lakes Golf Club

5101 Highway #4, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia B1J 1P1, Canada
+1 902-828-4653
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Very pretty course

We loved this course. Very picturesque with vista views of the Bras D'Or Lakes. We played from the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Challenging but playable

Staff very friendly. The course was challenging yet very playable for the average golfer, man or... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Fran E
Wallace, North Carolina
via mobile
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The Lakes Golf Club at Ben Eoin offers dramatic elevation changes and spectacular views of the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Conveniently located just 15 minutes west of Sydney on Route 4, The Lakes offers remarkable vistas combined with the latest technology in golf course construction. “The Lakes presents the golfer with eighteen distinct postcard views. Each hole has its own special look. Consequently, the golfer will play with an expectation of what lies ahead or around the next bend. This diversity is a product of both the design and the setting: rock outcrops, long mystical views, crashing streams, grassy meadows and charming golf holes all combine to make golf at The Lakes both exciting and rewarding,” explains course architect Graham Cooke.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“golf course” (8 reviews)
“bras d'or” (3 reviews)
“skill level” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5101 Highway #4, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia B1J 1P1, Canada
+1 902-828-4653
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this course. Very picturesque with vista views of the Bras D'Or Lakes. We played from the seniors' tees and the course was plenty challenging for us. (We are not low handicap golfers.) From the men's tees (5456 yds) this course will challenge most...More

1  Thank JohnCallum
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Staff very friendly. The course was challenging yet very playable for the average golfer, man or woman. The scenery is beautiful, great views. Greens are tough but in great condition. A must play.

1  Thank Fran E
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We booked a special at the course and could not make it, the company re-booked for the next day at the same rate even though the cancellation policy was rather strict. We arrived the next day had a nice lunch and then played the course....More

1  Thank JaniceRW
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The Lakes was recommended for an emergency 9 and exceeded expectations. Immaculate conditions. Only negative was the afternoon bugs and horseflies.

1  Thank stevesaye
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem of a course! Even though the course has plenty of elevation, the layout is great. Each and every hole has unique charm and many have breathtaking vistas. Of course some holes also have challenges to test your skill level. The staff...More

Thank RalphSK
Reviewed 15 September 2016

An absolutely beautiful and challenging course. Liked it so much, returned the next day. A tad slow, but the views compensated for the times we had to wait.

Thank marypyman
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I had read several places about bad conditions at this course, but it was great when we were there in early August. I used just about every club in my bag. None of the holes repeated another. There were many challenges throughout the course, but...More

1  Thank Jegolf20
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Could be a great golf venue but poorly maintained. The course has multiple elevation changes which increases the challenge. Views are magnificent. Course is poorly maintained and could be a premier track. No marshal and there is a divot issue!

1  Thank gorlinjay
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a wonerful layout with beautiful views. It is very well conditioned. The staff was friendly and professional. It is the location of a Canadian PGA event in September 2015

1  Thank Bill V
Reviewed 15 August 2015

great golf course spoilt by young man in pro shop that would not believe that I had paid for golf through a discount provider with whom they have a business relationship, even though when I provided my T off time, told me my 1st and...More

Thank travelwiseOakville
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