Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa

Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa is a golf-focused resort in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. The 1,100-acre (450-hectare) property was owned by Canadian businessman Ron Joyce (co-founder of Tim Hortons) and opened in 2000. The course was designed by Graham Cooke and has a par of 72. In addition to the course, the resort has a spa, marina, hunting lodge, winery, and private air strip.

Fox Harb'r
Entrance gate to Fox Harb'r Resort
Club information
Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa is located in Nova Scotia
Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa
Location in Nova Scotia
Coordinates45°52′1″N 63°27′8″W / 45.86694°N 63.45222°W / 45.86694; -63.45222
Owned byRon Joyce
Total holes18
Designed byGraham Cooke
Course record63 - Tiger Woods (2009)



Joyce acquired the 1,100 acres of ocean-front for the property in 1987,[1] and opened it in 2000.[2] The remnants of a lobster-processing plant from the property's previous use are visible from the back-nine holes of the course. The resort was originally envisioned to be a gated community centred on the golf course. Houses or townhouses would be privately owned and occupied by either permanent or seasonal residents, but the resort eventually evolved into a combination of "private club and public golf".[1]

Golf course


The golf course is 250 acres (100 hectares) and was designed by Graham Cooke; in 2001 Golf Digest awarded it Best New Canadian Course,[2] and in 2009 listed it as the number fifteen in their top-twenty golf courses in Canada.[3] The 7,205-yard, par 72[4] course follows the coast of the Northumberland Strait of the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2010, the course saw approximately 7,000 rounds of golf played. At a private event in 2009 Tiger Woods shot the course record, a 63.[2]



The Fox Harb'r Resort includes a spa and conference centre. It is accessed by the road that was dubbed 'Amazing Grace Boulevard' by Ron Joyce, or the 4,885-foot (1,489-metre) private air strip.[1][2] While serving as Canadian ambassador to the United States, Frank McKenna used the Fox Harb'r facilities for an annual summer event (known as the Frank McKenna Networking Event[5]) he organized to bring together business-people from around the Maritime Provinces.[6] The resort also has a deepwater marina and a lodge for game bird hunting[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b c Bradshaw, Stacy (April 2011). "Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa". Golf Canada Magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Peters, Tom. "Fox Harb'r, Nova Scotia's classy resort". Canadian Golfer. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Best Courses In 203 Countries". Golf digest. May 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Golf Course Management". Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. 70 (1–6): 10. 2002.
  5. ^ "Former British PM to grace Fox Harb'r resort". The News. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  6. ^ Sawler, Harvey (2009). Frank McKenna: Beyond Politics. Douglas & McIntyre. pp. 60–66. ISBN 9781926706863.