The coastal location of Owls Head Provincial Park makes it unsuitable for a golf course for many reasons, including:
- The need to protect the adjacent marine environment
- Nova Scotians’ limited public access to the coast (roughly 5% is publicly owned)
- Coastal erosion
- The storm surges that are intensified by global warming
- The incompatible climate of the site
Due to the weather along parts of the Eastern Shore, locals have been sceptical of the plan to establish golf courses at Owls Head Provincial Park.
“It is definitely colder and a lot foggier than in other places. Starts in April. When it is foggy, sometimes we can’t even see across the street to the neighours.”Carol Ann MacPhee