Here is what people are saying about the RBC PGA Scramble.


As the season came to a close I found myself looking back on the entire experience of the RBC Scramble and the privilege it was to walk the fairways of 2 World Class properties like Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs. During my 20 years as a Club Professional I have always loved playing with my amateur members. As we sat in the meeting the night before the message was clear for all of us. Our job and goal as Professionals was to make this the experience for our groups one to remember for years to come. To say I was blessed to be there is an understatement and I knew at that moment, what this week meant to all the amateurs. Our sincerest appreciation to RBC as the Title Sponsor of this great event. Thank you must absolutely go out to the additional partners Acushnet Canada, Golf TV, Golf Avenue and RBC Avion for their crucial support of this exceptional experience. To an association like the PGA of Canada, that I have been privileged to have been a proud member for 20+ years, your passion, hard work and dedication to the growth of the game and in organizing this event, is absolutely incredible, and for all this we as Club Professionals and Amateurs thank you. A massive thank you has to go to Andrew and the entire Cabot Team as it was clear the amount of planning, organization and attention to detail, the entire event from the 1st tee shot with Bob Weeks announcing everyone to the final putt was flawless. It was an experience that I believe has not been matched by any facility I have been fortunate to visit in my years in the industry.

I could go on forever………… PROUDEST PRO ON THE PLANET! (2021)

The RBC PGA Scramble exceeded all my expectations. As a growing golfer, I would likely never have had a chance to play at these incredible courses and I truly appreciate the opportunity. I know how much work goes into planning and executing events of this scale and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of the sponsors and the staff at Cabot Cape Breton. Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel special. We will be talking about the people we met and the memories we made at this event for years to come! Thank you so, so much. (2021)

Words cannot express my gratitude towards the PGA of Canada and the RBC for the experience I had this summer. I will be telling these stories and memories for a life time. From the qualifying rounds to the grand finale at Cabot, the organizing and professionalism was over the top. The hard work behind the scenes to make a bunch of amateurs feel like Professional Golfers is outstanding. My family, my friends, my coworkers are so blown away and proud of what we have accomplished this summer. You truly have changed my life. You made it possible for me to spend the golf trip of a life time with my best friend. We will never forget this. Thank you so very much. (2021)

I have had the opportunity to go on multiple golf destinations and events in my life but nothing has been even close to what I experienced at Cabot.  Everything from the welcome meeting to the final dinner was first-class and over the top.  My team could not stop talking about how they felt like royalty. I really hope that the partners from RBC, Lincoln, and The Glenlivet understand how much not only my team– but the entire field– appreciates the support and dedication to the PGA of Canada. As for Cabot, what else needs to be said? Easily one of the best facilities in the world and I cannot wait for the opportunity to return.  My team has actually already started the count-down until next year when we can try and qualify again. (2019)

It is hard to put into words what this experience meant to our team. It truly was the trip of a lifetime. From the minute we pulled into Cabot, to the waves goodbye, we felt like celebrities. The hospitality we received from the Cabot Links Resort was second to none. Such a beautiful place, from the hotel, to the restaurants, and obviously to the course. I can say it is hands down the nicest 36 holes of golf I have ever played. As for the sponsors, I couldn’t have been more impressed. The Lincoln cocktail receptions, RBC dinners, and Glenlivet tasting experience were all amazing. I will admit after reading reviews from previous years my expectations were quite high, but they were exceeded. I can certainly say our goal is to come back to this event some day, and its going to be a long wait until the first local qualifier in the spring! (2019)

From the moment we arrived on the property the level of service, attention to detail, and gorgeous amenities from the facility were like nothing my team or myself had seen before. With so many highlights jam packed into three days it’s hard to pick just a few to speak on, but I really felt that it was the small touches that made the largest difference in a first-class event such as this. Our team thought that the events put on were fantastic, and a great excuse to have a couple laughs and enjoy a beverage or two. RBC, Lincoln, The PGA of Canada and The Glenlivet did a great job at organizing these events and showcasing what Canadian golf is all about. As I’m sure you saw, the golf course speaks for itself as the #1 and #4 ranked courses in all of Canada. The views you experience and shots the golf course requires you to hit are second to none. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone and strongly urge everyone to participate in local qualifiers around Canada to try and experience this first-class event! (2019)

Our golf team wanted to reach out and say THANK YOU for all your hard work on this entire event, from qualifiers right through to the national final. The venue was world class, the staff were amazing, and the golf was unbeatable. Also a huge thank you to the sponsors and Cabot for all of their work!This truly was something that four average golfers from BC would never have experienced. We will always remember the experience, and appreciate those who made it possible! Maybe, just maybe, we will see you out there again one day (2018)

Wow, where to begin. I think the main aura behind the trip is driven from the hype around Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. All of the rankings, reviews, and articles I’ve read online, thinking about how special it would be to one day get to play the golf courses. To be able to experience the two courses first hand, with four of my closest friends (including my brother) was an experience that I will never forget. It went from a dream of “one day” playing there to a reality the next. The Canadian golf trip of a lifetime became an unforgettable journey with no financial burden. All of the services provided: from flights, shuttles, dinners, ceremonies, contests, and more were absolutely perfect. As a 4th year university student, I’ve dreamed of playing Cabot, but never thought it would be a reality for many more years. Competing for a National Championship at such an elite course was a fairy tale story. All of the representatives from Lincoln and RBC created an experience better than I could have dreamed. Allowing golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels to compete on an even playing field is a sporting environment that only golf can create. Thank you to everyone involved for allowing me to take a week away from reality, and live the life of “golfing paradise” with four of my closest friends. The summer-long journey of qualifiers was great, but the pot of gold at the end was perfect. I hope this event is able to continue for years to come, as the number of participants increases, and more Canadian golfers are able to create the same memories that I did at Cabot Links. (2018)

It was an awesome journey, from the local qualifier to the Regional Final in August, and then to the RBC PGA Scramble National Final in October. The recent five-day trip at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs was the trip of a lifetime. I heard about these courses from friends who tried to describe them to me, but until you actually see and play these courses, you cannot appreciate how beautiful and spectacular they are. They are the most amazing golf courses that I’ve ever played. I’ve spread the word to my friends and relatives (all the way out in BC) about the experience, and have convinced them to put together a team and play in next year’s local qualifier. I want to thank The Lincoln Motor Company, RBC, the PGA of Canada and the Cabot Links and Cliffs Team for running a first-class event. We were treated like kings and can’t thank everyone enough for making the experience so awesome. I will never forget it. Thanks very much for such an incredible experience. (2018)

The event was 100x better than I imagined it could be. The service and hospitality from the PGA, sponsors and especially the Cabot staff was unrivaled. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was check in for our flight. I imagine it’s how a tour pro feels when traveling the world. Show up at the airport, then the hotel, all taken care of. My four teammates were not from my golf course, they were public players who participated in another local qualifier, and I volunteered to play with them at the Regional Final. I never met them until the morning of the Banff qualifier. They are four of the best people I’ve ever met. Three of them are originally from Nova Scotia, so it was my mission to help them get back home for the National Final. I now have four great friends as a result of this tournament and got to experience two spectacular golf courses and a part of the country I had no idea was so beautiful. Thanks again to the PGA, the sponsors, and of course Cabot. (2018)

There are just not enough ways for me to express my gratitude to the PGA of Canada, to RBC, to The Lincoln Motor Company, and to the management and staff of Cabot Links for this golf trip of a lifetime.  We were treated like royalty and made to feel right at home from the time we arrived to the closing gala awards diner. The golf and facilities at Cabot are world class and our sponsors spared no expense to ensure that our experience was first class.  I was particularly taken with the genuine enthusiasm that was demonstrated from all of the people who were at Cabot to represent these sponsors and to ensure that all of our needs were met and surpassed.  Thanks to all. (2017)

The experience our team had was even more than we hoped for. We were treated like royalty and/or pros at every opportunity. Every small detail was looked after: free swag, prizes, excellent food (I’m in lobster withdrawal right now) and wine, gorgeous accommodations, extremely welcoming and hospitable staff (Cabot, PGA, RBC and Lincoln), and most certainly not least – the golf. And as one of the only four women in the scramble, I am pleased to say I was given fair, respectful and equitable treatment at all times, by everyone – please pass this on to all the sponsors.

You can be sure we’ll go back to our home course and encourage everyone there to participate in the next qualifier to get the chance to enjoy the same type of experience we did – but with the strong warning that we will be defending our title! Our closing field day tournament is this Saturday and we will proudly wear our shirts bearing the logo ‘RBC Scramble presented by the Lincoln Motor Co’; pictures will be posted on social media.

I am deeply, deeply grateful for my time at Cabot. Many, many thanks to all of the sponsors! (2017)

I just wanted to send an email to congratulate you and your team on running an amazing golf experience for myself and our team, and am sure for everyone else there. Now I know from running previous tournaments, these sorts of events do not happen without a lot happening behind the scenes. And for this you and your team should commended. Also, without the sponsors, these things never take shape. I would like to personally thank all the sponsors involved. They put forward the effort that made us all feel like we were professional golfers while at Cabot. The whole event was First Class from arrival to departure. Again, thank you to everyone involved who made us amateur golfers feel like we were on tour for 5 days and even without the private jets. (2017)

I cannot express my gratitude enough to RBC and Lincoln Motor Company for such a incredible experience that this whole RBC PGA Scramble has been.

You were right when you said this was a “trip of a lifetime”  I felt like I won the lottery.  I was one of the five women at the scramble.  I’m a average women golfer and to compete in such a male dominant environment was a little intimidating.  As soon as we arrived at Cabot, I never felt for a moment I wasn’t welcome there.  Right from the greeting that we received when we stepped off the bus.  Shaking our hands and congratulating us and welcoming us to Cabot Links.  Wow, did that make me feel special.  Getting into our beautiful room and seeing gifts from the sponsors on the bed.  I was lucky enough to have won two signed flags (which I will have framed). I formed some new friendships at the Opening and Closing parties, it was wonderful to hear how other people had qualified and I got to talk to the other women about their experience there.

I have food allergies which is always a concern when dining out.  The staff at the Cabot Links were so gracious in accommodating my dietary needs. The staff at the Cabot Links and the Caddies were top notch.

The golf courses were something I have never experienced before, I am still looking at all the pictures I took and remembering some of the golf shots….

Thanks again to everyone for such a memorable experience. (2017)

This trip was a check off the bucket list for sure and without the help of RBC and Lincoln Motor company non of us would be checking it off.

The event was first class from start to finish, the amazing golf courses, rooms, reception dinner, and final banquet dinner is something that I will never forget.  Thanks to the PGA of Canada for organizing everything as well. (2017)

 I have to say that that all 3 tournaments that we played in were great fun and that we enjoyed all of the people that we met that represented The Royal Bank, Lincoln and of course the PGA. The courses in Cabot were the best courses that we have played and we have play all over North America. The whole experience was top notch and all of the people involved should be commended for a wonderful time. (2017)

This was an amazing experience from the very first day in May when our PGA Professional mentioned it to us. Our PGA Professional golfed approximately 3-4 holes with us on a Saturday afternoon and was telling us about the RBC Scramble. We immediately started planning our team and the RBC Scramble was focus for the golf season. Every longer putt we made through the whole summer was referred to as the “RBC putt”. And the excitement grew as each event approached. We were thrilled to have advanced to Wildfire and ecstatic when we earned the opportunity to go to Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs. Indeed a “someday” experience! And the excitement wasn’t just for us but also for members at our club and even our non-golfing friends as they shared the anticipation with us. A few specific highlights include:

The greeting at the moment the bus arrived at Cabot to the waves of good-bye as we departed. To the exceptional golf experience. Cabot was amazing, the views spectacular, the environment challenging and an incredible learning experience. I learned so much about golfing in different experiences, I learned alot about putting!— what a wonderful experience to golf four rounds of golf (Wildfire and Cabot) with a couple of excellent golfers and in particular our PGA of Canada Professional — in a competitive environment. So very appreciative of the grass-roots focus and that the opportunity wasn’t targeted just at the exceptional golfers. I loved the fact of a limit of two scratch golfers and a minimum handicap for the team. The receptions and banquets were delightful and exceeded all expectations.The approach-ability of the staff at Cabot, the PGA representatives and most especially the RBC and Lincoln representatives. They were always encouraging and willing to chat. It was a competition but also a collaborative, encouraging environment to promote sportsmanship and golf. Words cannot express how amazing the RBC PGA Scramble has been and I am excited to see it grow (even if that means it will make it more difficult to qualify next year).

Thank you again for an incredible and inspiring experience. (2017)