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Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage
Highlands Links in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia.
updated 10/20/2008 9:21:27 AM ET 2008-10-20T13:21:27

The company owns four properties on Cape Breton Island and is offering a ton of golf packages. Here are a few that caught our attention.

At Dundee Resort, you can choose the Dundee Play & Stay-2008 package, which includes accommodations at Dundee Resort, 18 holes of golf, and a shared cart from Can198 ($170 as of press time). Or, opt for the Dundee Couples Golf package: accommodations, a dinner for two, and one nine-hole and one 18-hole round of golf, with carts, from Can$229 ($196) weekday and Can349 weekend ($299).

Interested in seeing more of the area? The Cabot Trail Ultimate Golf Tour — Ceilidh-2008 package covers one night at each of the following properties: the Ceilidh Country Lodge in Baddeck, Dundee Resort, and Glenghorm Beach Resort in Ingonish. You also get one 18-hole round of golf at each of these courses: Bell Bay, Dundee Resort, Highlands Links, and LePortage, with cart. Price is Can850 ($728, or $243 per room per night).

Why it's a deal: These packages take care of some of the incidental golfing expenses for you. Consider that at Dundee Resort alone, the green fees are about $44 per person for an 18-hole round of golf, the cart fees are $32 per 18 holes, and the club fee is $40 per person. Plus, golfing this late in the year will offer you some off-season savings (about 20 percent), and the U.S. dollar is relatively strong in Canada.

Course highlights: Dundee golf course is on the side of South Mountain and offers views of the Bras d'Or lakes. The championship course also just opened a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse. Highlands Links is ranked No. 71 in the world and number one in Canada. It's a challenging course, but the views of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park mountains along the Atlantic coastline will ease some of the par stress.

When: Through Oct. 31, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rate varies depending upon resort.

Contact: 800/565-5660,

The resort teamed up with Nova Scotia's Tourism Board to promote the Great Day Golf Getaway. It includes accommodations, 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a 30-minute massage for two, for Can320 ($274).

Why It's a deal: You can book the extras in this package all in one sitting — the golf (a $70 value), meals, and massage (a $90 value).

Course highlights: White Point's 60-acre course juts out into the Atlantic, so you can expect spectacular views. Championship rated, it has been around since 1932.

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When: Through Nov. 30, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Based on a one-night midweek stay; add about $20 for weekend bookings. Use promo code P3661.

Contact: 800/565-5068,

For more on golfing in Nova Scotia, check out the vacation-planning site

Getting there: The closest airport is in Halifax. In a recent Kayak search, we found the following round-trip airfares in late October: $552 from Denver (Northwest), $560 from Charlotte (Continental) and San Francisco (United), $619 from Miami (Continental), $642 from Boston (Delta), $659 from New York City (Air Canada), $668 from Chicago (United), and $770 from Portland (Alaska/United). Remember that U.S. citizens now need a valid passport to visit Canada.

Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

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