Glen Arbour Events

Hosting Tournaments

At Glen Arbour Golf Course, group golf events are our specialty. Come and experience our Championship Course ranked 4.5 stars by Golf Digest that the professionals played at the 2005 BMO Canadian Women’s Open.

Our facilities are a short distance from the city centre of Halifax, privately situated on over 180 acres in a quiet country residential community creating a perfect venue for your event.

We are equipped with all the amenities you will need to fulfill an exceptional golf experience including: full service locker rooms, retail shop, practice facilities and restaurant with indoor and patio dining.

Glen Arbour is committed to providing the highest quality venue for your tournament or event. Our professional event team will ensure that your day at Glen Arbour is a memorable and successful experience for all concerned. Tell us what your needs are and we will assist you with every aspect of your event giving you and your guests a seamless event with the highest quality service.

Glen Arbour was honoured to be named Tourism Industry Business Sector of the Year in 2005, just 6 years after opening, and included in the Canadian Golf Magazine Top 50 Best you can play in 2016.

Our hospitable and courteous staff looks forward to making your day memorable.

Courses and facilities

Glen Arbour was designed by Canadian golfing icon Graham Cooke who constructed it for all levels of play. Mature hardwood stands frame the breathtaking views of the 3 shimmering lakes that surround Glen Arbour. This course is comprised of sculptured bentgrass fairways, bluegrass roughs and a paved cart path system, and prides itself on diversity in hole design, challenging elevation changes and a demanding layout.

Complementing our 18-hole Championship course is our Executive par 3 course, again designed by Grahame Cooke offering the same Bent grass fairways and greens. It offers an alternative to the corporate group that is short on time but not short on standards. This 1100 yd course is a breathtaking course presents a challenge to the seasoned golfer as well as a new comer to the game. Our short-course tournament packages are great for company team-building, client appreciation or staff outings.

Our Georgian-style clubhouse offers panoramic views of Sandy Lake and is home to our Golf Shop, full service locker room, The Deerfield Pub and Great Room which can accommodate groups up to 100. Our reception tent is located alongside the clubhouse and can accommodate up to 220 for a seated reception.

Glen Arbour Golf Course is fully certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System of Canada. This program for golf courses helps enhance wildlife habitats and protect natural resources for the benefit of people, wildlife and the game of golf. We believe this demonstrates our commitment to a high standard of environmental management. We take care to protect our surroundings and ensure that we follow all recycling programs for all beverage containers, paper, cardboard, used oil, oil filters plastic oil and pesticide containers, scrap metal and compost.

For a list of our offerings and tournament pricing, please contact Sue Kessler Director of Hospitality at 902 832 2991 or

Major events at Glen Arbour include:

  • 2012 Host course to the 20th anniversary of the TELUS World Skins Game
  • 2009 Glen Arbour Golf Course was proud to host Mike Weir Miracle Drive Foundation Tournament for the IWK
  • Glen Arbour Golf Course was home to the 2005 BMO Financial Group’s Canadian Women’s Open in July of 2005
  • In 1999, Glen Arbour Golf Course was also home to the Wayne Gretzky & Friends tournament