Two of golf’s premier course architects, Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, who put Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs on the map in Nova Scotia, are now adding a third Cabot course. But not in Canada. This past summer, groundbreaking took place in southern end of the Caribbean on Point Hardy, a 375-acre peninsula at the northern tip of Saint Lucia.
“Mike Keiser (founder of Bandon Dunes and Sand Valley) and I have long-awaited the perfect opportunity to expand the Cabot brand internationally,” said Ben Cowan-Dewar, CEO and Co-founder of Cabot Links. “With the tropical allure found in Saint Lucia and the magnificent ocean views from every corner of this spectacular site, we feel honored to be involved with such a special property within an incredible country.”
The crown jewel of the luxury resort will be the 18-hole Coore & Crenshaw-designed golf course, Cabot Point, the famed designers’ first Caribbean project. Cabot Point, scheduled to open November 2021, will be carved into the lush landscape with sweeping Caribbean ocean views, including seven holes that play directly along the ocean.
Following suit behind Cabot’s other courses, both of which were recently named among Golf Digest’s “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” the course route will feature dramatic clifftop greens jutting into the ocean and meandering valleys leading from the upper elevations to meadows by the sea. Cabot Point encourages guests to fully embrace the striking scenery, whether playing the fairways or relaxing at the one-of-a-kind comfort stations.
“Our goal is to create a golf course with a sense of enjoyment and interest to complement and hopefully equal the site’s overwhelming natural beauty,” said Bill Coore, Co-principal of Coore & Crenshaw. “If we can accomplish that goal, we believe Cabot Point could become one of the Caribbean’s most sought out courses. Ben Cowan-Dewar and Mike Keiser have certainly found another spectacular property for golf.”
The luxury real estate at Cabot Saint Lucia will offer the best of Caribbean living with a collection comprised of stunning hillside townhomes and exceptional single-family homes conceptualized by world renowned architects, along with customizable beach front and blufftop grand estate lots. Each home will be surrounded by a panoramic turquoise seascape that provides direct, exclusive access to the resort amenities and golf course. Pre-sales will begin summer 2019 ranging from $760,000 -$10M.
“We are thoughtfully planning an unparalleled experience that will celebrate one of the world’s top destinations by providing guests and residents once-in-a-lifetime encounters at every turn supported by well-appointed amenities and sustainability efforts,” said George Punoose, Principal of Cabot Saint Lucia. “Cabot Saint Lucia plans to fully accentuate the rich local culture and the island’s extraordinary offerings so that all members and guests get to experience the beautiful country to the fullest.”
By Robert Kaufman