Cabot’s pride-and-joy is its "links course" which is, to many, the purest form of golf. In brief, links courses are seaside playing greens that keep the natural bumps and gullies of the terrain rather than smoothing them out. It’s what the great courses of Scotland do, and in creating a course with these features, the owners of Cabot Links have conjured up a resort that’s a dead ringer for Scotland (appropriate: “Nova Scotia” means New Scotland”). That translates inside the lodge, as well, with a bar that serves 36 different types of scotch and a hospitality that will make you feel you’ve jumped the pond. Don’t expect tartan everywhere, though. Rooms are sleek and contemporary, done up in neutral colors, with such unexpected treats as super-cushy beds, heated bathroom floors and extra-powerful showers. Luxury rooms boast floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows flanking several holes, including the 18th. Luxury villas have similar décor but are fully equipped with high-end kitchen appliances. While the resort is within easy walking distance to the few eateries and shops in town, the on-site Cabot Bar and Panorama Restaurant are hands down the cream of the crop; be prepared to pay handsomely for this kind of luxury.