Welcome to Northumberland Links Golf Club

The 6313 (white tees), par 72 course, minutes from Pugwash, overlooking the Northumberland Strait, is one of Atlantic Canada’s most picturesque and challenging layouts. Don’t let its length fool you…prevailing winds, rolling fairways, well placed bunkers and lightning fast greens make it a true test and enjoyable experience.

The sea scenery combines with the beautiful landscaping of the grounds to create an atmosphere perfect for a round of golf. The greens are made from thin cross creeping bluegrass, and are designed to challenge even the most serious players, while the fairways are made from an annual bluegrass, common to most courses in the province.

In addition to providing an unparalleled experience for golfers, the Northumberland Links also plays an important role in the communities along the north shore.

Course History

Golf was first played on the original site at Northumberland in 1964 after four local golf enthusiasts raised the funds to establish a nine hole country club. In 1985, the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia purchased the 540 acre property and renovated the course to the 18 hole championship layout, only the most discerning golfer would be able to distinguish the old holes from the new which are interwoven along the Gulf Shore Road. In 1992, two short years after the expansion, Northumberland played host to the Nova Scotia Amateur Golf Championships.

Due to the village of Pugwash’s connection with Scottish descendants, the holes on the original nine were all given Gaelic names. Consequently, these names were retained for the original holes that have been incorporated into the new layout. Take notice of the name given to hole number five “Grim Reaper”, named for the historic cemetery that sits adjacent to it.

In 2001 ownership of the course was passed from the Provincial Government back to the members.


Northumberland Links Golf Club

  • 18 holes
  • Par 0
  • 0 yard
SSS 113 125 130 134 118 121 125 130 132
SLOP 64.9 72.7 75.3 77.3 61.9 67.1 69.6 71.2 72.5

2017 Rates

Shoulder Season (Before June 23 and After Sept 17)

Mon - Thurs

Before 3:00 - $45.00

After 3:00 - $35.00

Fri, Sat & Sun

Before 3:00 - $55.00

After 3:00 - $35.00

PEAK SEASON  (June 23 - Sept 17)


Before 12:00 - $65.00

After 12:00 - $55.00

After 3:00 - $45.00

After 5:00 - $35.00

All Season

  • 18 Hole Power Cart $20 per person
  • 9 Hole Power Cart $10 per person
  • 18 Hole Pull Cart $6.09
  • Bucket of Range Balls $5.22

All Rates are subject to HST (15%)



Northumberland Links

1776 Gulf Shore Road
Pugwash, Nova Scotia, P.O. Box 2, Canada
☎ (800) 882-9661


Pugwash Golf - Directions and Address

Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Links Golf Course is located at 1776 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, B0K 1L0.

From Halifax Area

  • - take HWY 102 North towards Truro
  • - Take exit 15W to HWY 104 W toward Amherst / New Brunswick approx 16.3 km
  • - Take exit 11 toward Wentworth/Folly Lake, Turn left onto Hwy 4
  • - Follow HWY 4 approx 30km
  • - Turn right onto HWY 307
  • - Follow HWY 307 approx 19.5 km
  • - Turn left at stop sign onto HWY 6/Sunrise Trail
  • - Go 1km
  • - Turn right onto Ferry rd / Gulf Shore rd
  • - Follow this road approx 14.5 km
  • - Northumberland Links Golf Club is on the left hand side.

From New Glasgow / Cape Breton

  • - Starting on HWY 104 W
  • - Take exit 22 for TC106 toward Pictou
  • - At the rotary take the 3rd exit onto HWY 6
  • - Follow HWY 6 approx 73 km
  • - Turn right onto Ferry / Gulf Shore Rd. (1Km past Ultramar Station in Wallace)
  • - Follow this road approx 14.5 km
  • - Northumberland Links Golf Course is on the left hand side.

From Moncton Area

  • Starting on Route 2 heading east from Moncton
  • Route 2E becomes HWY 104E by Amherst
  • Continue on HWY 104E heading for Oxford
  • Take exit 6 for Oxford
  • Turn left into Oxford
  • Continue straight onto HWY 301/ Kolbec road
  • Turn right onto HWY 6
  • Go approx 8 km to Pugwash
  • Turn right onto Durham Street
  • Go approx .3 km
  • Turn left onto Church Street (becomes Gulf Shore Road)
  • Continue straight 8km
  • Northumberland Links Golf Club is on right hand side

From Prince Edward Island

  • after coming off the Confederation Bridge continue on Route 16E toward exit 47 approx 23.5 km
  • at the rotary take 2nd exit onto route 16W follow approx 6km
  • turn left onto Main Street approx 70 m
  • turn right at Route 970 approx 6.4km (Entering Nova Scotia)
  • Turn left onto HWY366 approx 26.5km
  • Turn left onto HWY 6/Sunrise Trail go approx 14.5km
  • Turn right onto Durham Street
  • Go approx .3 km
  • Turn left onto Church Street (becomes Gulf Shore Road)
  • Continue straight 8km
  • Northumberland Links Golf Course is on right hand side

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