While a new 18-hole Ocean Course will be ready for play at Fox Harb’r Resort in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2025, plans are now being drawn for an 18-hole parkland-style course targeting a 2026 completion. “We’re taking great care to build a comprehensive golf experience that best complements our dynamic community,” says resort owner Steven Joyce.
Fox Harb’r Resort in Nova Scotia, Canada is embarking upon additional development updates at its property, including an accelerated launch of a second phase of construction for its new Carrick-McBroom designed golf course. By summer 2026 guests and members will have access to 36-holes of golf comprising an 18-hole Ocean Course fronting the Northumberland Strait and an 18-hole parkland style course, adjacent to the resort’s vineyards, to be known as the Vineyard Course.
Club + Resort Business first reported on the plans in November 2022 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/canadas-fox-harbr-receives-ambitious-redesign/).
In addition to updates to its golf facilities and following the completion of the 37,000-sq-ft. Joyce Centre in 2022, plans are also in place for exclusive new real estate opportunities designed by acclaimed Canadian architect Brian MacKay Lyons, an expanded wellness center, and new programming to go alongside the warm hospitality and world class amenities the resort is known for.
Already a top-ranked course, the entire golf experience is being reimagined by two of Canada’s top golf architects, Doug Carrick and Tom McBroom. The design duo are collaborating for the first time to completely transform golf’s next chapter at the resort. The Atlantic Canada coastline will create some of the most spectacular golf vistas in the world.
“With construction on the Ocean Course well underway, we’re excited to turn our attention to the new Vineyard Course, which is now being advanced forward in the same timeframe as the Ocean Course,” says Carrick. “It’s a bold decision by Steven Joyce, owner of Fox Harb’r, and will firmly establish the resort as a pinnacle golf destination. Having both an Oceanside Links and a Parkland Course will create a unique golf experience not found at many other resorts.”
Beyond golf, the resort offers abundant natural beauty and ample activities including hiking, cycling, fishing, clay shooting, archery, axe throwing, kayaking, and boat tours. With fine dining, ocean view accommodations, and a private runway on the property, Fox Harb’r offers the ultimate luxury getaway for travelers and an exclusive community for those who call it home.
“We’re taking great care to build a comprehensive golf experience that best complements our dynamic community,” says Joyce. “Nova Scotia is rich in culture and off-the-beaten track experiences. It’s a place where people embrace the important things in life: family, friendships, health, and connection to nature.”
The resort is the dream made reality of Tim Hortons’ co-founder and philanthropist, Ron Joyce. Its promise, “luxury without pretension” in a uniquely private destination with a vast offering of world class amenities.
In addition to a 36-hole championship golf course, the resort will also feature state-of-the-art practice facilities and a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course and putting green.
This announcement of the construction start of the Vineyard Course comes nearly one year after work began on Phase 1, the Ocean Course. The team, led by hotelier Kevin Toth, Fox Harb’r Resort president, have been working tirelessly to further elevate all aspects of the entire 1,100-acre property.
“Our goal is to cement the resort’s place among the very best golfing destinations in North America,” says Toth. “We’re confident our two championship courses will provide members and visiting golfers with a phenomenal new golfing experience here in Nova Scotia.”