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FINAL CUT Photo courtesy Ian Andrew Restoring a Stanley Thompson Classic Located in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Highlands Links Golf Course in Ingonish Beach is undergoing restoration to include expanded playing corridors, rebuilt tees, and opened views. By Ian Andrew I n 2008, I visited Highlands Links Golf Course in Ingonish Beach, N.S., located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I was frustrated by the recent changes that had been made to it. I desperately wanted to restore the course so others could see this masterpiece in its original form, as I had done in 1981. In 2009, I was hired to create a restoration plan for Highlands Links. Parks Canada wanted the golf course put back to Stanley Thompson’s original design. I put together a restorative master plan that took about three months of finding and analyzing old photos to determine what was originally built. However, that was just the start, since we also January 2013 55 CG_Jan2013.indd 55 1/17/13 1:31:58 PM