Cabot’s New Caribbean Course Marks New Approach For One Of Golf’s Boldest Brands

Ben Cowan-Dewar has visited hundreds of sites around the world, ceaselessly searching for the perfect palette upon which to build a golf course. Far more often than not, he’s taken a pass. But five minutes into his visit to the northernmost tip of St. Lucia, the co-founder of the Cabot brand knew he had something special.

“I just had to do this golf course and figure it out,” Cowan-Dewar said of the rugged, coast-hugging site that would become home to Point Hardy Golf Club, Cabot’s first course in the Caribbean.

Partnering again with the renowned design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Cowan-Dewar and his growing Cabot brand have created one of the most eagerly anticipated new courses of the year. The closing stretch at Point Hardy is the pinnacle of drama: heroic holes in a jaw-dropping setting, with forced carries over jagged rocks and crashing waves on each of the closing four holes. For some, images of the back-to-back par 3’s at 16 and 17 evoke comparisons to one the game’s holiest settings in Cypress Point on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

“It’s the thrill of hitting your golf ball across the ocean,” said Cowan-Dewar, who also has established Cabot properties in Scotland, Florida and British Columbia in addition to its original destination in Nova Scotia, Canada, which has two 18-hole courses including the Coore & Crenshaw-designed Cabot Cliffs.

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