Golf and Recreation

With a recognized Canadian course and a challenging nine-hole executive layout, Glen Arbour is first and foremost a golf community. But opportunities abound for different kinds fun and exercise, summer and winter.

Walking the many trails and pathways through the community is at the top of the list for many residents.

Our new double tennis court is also laid out for pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the community and an activity that's also enjoyed year-round at several indoor locations in the area.

A horseshoe pitch, bocce ball pad and shuffleboard court are located beside the children's playground, stocked with all necessary equipment.

Others enjoy swimming, fishing and kayaking in the lakes. Rumours abound about the bass!

Glen Arbour homeowners tend to be avid gardeners, taking particular pride in home and property. Many are also members of local gyms and fitness centres.

And if enjoying a great meal is "recreation", the Deerfield Pub is there for the enjoyment of golfers and residents -- especially on the patio overlooking "18" beside Sandy Lake.

Glen Arbour Golf Course

Glen Arbour Golf Course is a nationally-recognized Graham Cooke design. Opened in 1999, it hosted the inaugural Wayne Gretzky and Friends Invitational in 2000, the BMO Canadian Women’s Open in 2005, the TELUS World Skins Game in 2012 and the Men's Canadian Amateur Golf Championship in 2019.

Superbly groomed fairways wind around three lakes. Greens are fast and undulating. And tee boxes accommodate many different ages and skill levels.

Its scorecard illustrates the variety of challenges Glen Arbour Golf Course can offer any golfer.

2024 Resident Golf Fees


Walking is a popular pursuit for Glen Arbour residents. The terrain, scenery and variety of routes are ideal.

Trails and other routes lace through the community, and the golf course cart paths are a common destination for walkers during the off-season.

Neighbourhood Sports Facilities

Ball Field – The Eisenhauer baseball diamond is located at the entrance to Glen Arbour. It is a Class "A" facility, operated and maintained by Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Recreation, with lighting and adjacent parking. It can be booked by the hour or day.

Tennis Courts – Completed in 2017, and located next to the ball diamond, two courts have both tennis and pickleball markings.

Shuffleboard, Bocce, Horseshoes – Adults in the community can take advantage of the horseshoe pitch, shuffleboard and bocce courts located next to the children’s playground.

Residents have access to horseshoes, balls, cues, disks and other necessary equipment in a key-coded lockbox.

Basketball Court- Half BB court is located at the Glen Arbour recreation park on Glen Arbour Way.

Nearby Recreation Centres

The city of Halifax delivers a full slate of recreation activities and facilities: parks, trails, fields, youth programs, sports, beaches and more.

Privately-owned gyms and fitness centres are also available. Some of the recreation facilities most popular with Glen Arbour residents are:

Activities for Kids

A well-equipped children's playground is very popular for those between ages 3 and 15.

It is conveniently located off Glen Arbour Way, and provides a grassed area and shelter with picnic tables, a play structure designed for 27 different activities and a four-person swing set.

The Glen Arbour playground provides an opportunity for parents to socialize with neighbours while their children have fun on the equipment or the playing field.