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Destination: Kitchener

Long a key business and industrial hub, Kitchener remains as important to the Ontario and wider Canadian economies as it has been since the country was in its infancy.

Back then, meat and liquor manufacturers primed the pump -- if you took a drink in a Prohibition speakeasy it may well have come from a plant in Kitchener -- but now the insurance industry and Research in Motion have a similar effect, though manufacturing still retains a strong presence.

The region has gained most of its attention in recent years because it is the seat of RIM and the BlackBerry device that revolutionized how the world stays connected. If you're more into sports, Kitchener is also the area that the NHL could be targeting for future expansion plans because it lies just outside the territorial exemption zone granted to both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres. But major junior hockey flourishes here as the Rangers are perhaps the most distinguished club in all of central Canada and have sent many eventual Hall of Famers to the pros.

The recreational sports culture in Kitchener is as strong as any community around and that is evident in how many Canadian Olympians and champions outside of hockey -- former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis being the best example -- hail from the area.

Perhaps the appeal of Kitchener lies in its sheer size and scope. If its twin city of Waterloo and the general "Tri-Cities" area are taken into account, the region has just a shade under 500,000 people. With that type of population base, the diversity of the area is quite extensive. There are two world-class universities in the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and the largest Oktoberfest festival outside of Germany takes place in Kitchener, a nod to the Germanic presence that still pervades the area more than a century after immigrants came here. Another quirky feature of Kitchener lies just outside town where a thriving Mennonite community still lives in much the same way their forefathers did centuries ago. Outside of town also lies the pretty village of St. Jacob's, an arts and crafts mecca where locals and tourist flock to, particularly in the autumn. Elora Gorge is likely the area's most notable geographical landmark and a nice anecdote for outdoorsy types.

Golf has a long history in the area. The LPGA conducts the second of two Canadian stops on its schedule at Grey Silo in Waterloo not far from where the locals widely supported the now defunct Nationwide Tour stop at the private Whistle Bear Golf Club. Rebel Creek Golf Club in the tiny village of Petersburgh is a fun but plenty difficult setup. Though well outside of town and up to an hour away, Tarandowah Golfers Club, Otter Creek Golf Club and FireRock Golf Club (which is actually closer to London), combine to offer a varied, high-end golf experience but all are reasonably priced.

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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Tarandowah Golfers Club
Tee Times
Avon $18.58
18-hole Course at Forest Golf & Country Hotel
Tee Times
Forest $23
Rebel Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Petersburgh $46.06
Greenhills Golf Club
Tee Times
London $38.99
Championship Course at Doon Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Kitchener $14.99
Grey Silo Golf Course
Tee Times
Waterloo $46
Oakwood Inn Resort & Golf
Tee Times
Grand Bend $17
Quarry at Fanshawe Golf Course
Tee Times
London $14
Forest City National Golf Club
Tee Times
London $35.4
East/West at Fergus Golf Club
Tee Times
Fergus $15
Cedar Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodstock $15
Championship at Goderich Sunset Golf Club Goderich $35 - $40
River Valley Golf & Country Club St Marys $20 - $30
Blackhorse Golf & Country Club Kincardine $30 - $52
Ingersoll Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Ingersoll $29
St. Marys Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
St Marys $19.99
Burford Golf Links
Tee Times
Burford $13.89
Dundee Country Club
Tee Times
New Dundee $31
Red Course at Brookfield Country Club
Tee Times
Cambridge $25
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Heritage/Millennium Course Listowel $30 - $45
Blue Course at Foxwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Baden $25
White Course at Foxwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Baden $25
Willow's Golf & Country Club
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London $20
Woodlands Links Golf Course
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Clinton $12
Savannah Golf Links
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Cambridge $20
Rockway Golf Course
Tee Times
Kitchener $23.5
Goose Run/Village at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conestogo $31
Echo Valley Golf Club London $29.20 - $33.62
Fox Golf Club
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Granton $28
Creekside Golf Club Woodstock $26
Crumlin Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
London $12
Goose Run/Moors at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conestogo $31
Village/Moors at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Conestogo $31
Wildwinds Golf Links
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Rockwood $19.99
Cobble Hills Golf and Ski Club
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Thamesford $25
Victoria Park East Golf Club
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Guelph $29
Brant Valley Golf Club
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St George $19
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Pines Nine
Tee Times
Ariss $19
Seaforth Golf Club
Tee Times
Seaforth $24.99
Classic 18 at Thames Valley Golf Course
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London $16.99
Red Course at Foxwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Baden $25
Beaverdale Golf Club
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Cambridge $18
Sand Hills Golf Resort
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Thedford $17
Waterloo Golf Academy
Tee Times
Waterloo $15
Gold Course at Brookfield Country Club
Tee Times
Cambridge $25
Guelph Country Club
Tee Times
Guelph $12
Blue Course at Brookfield Country Club
Tee Times
Cambridge $25
RiverEdge Golf Club
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Kitchener $18
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Willows Nine
Tee Times
Ariss $19
Traditional at Fanshawe Golf Course
Tee Times
London $14.99
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Lakes Nine
Tee Times
Ariss $19
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club
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Dorchester $14.99
Dorchester Golf Club
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Dorchester $25
Maitland Club
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Goderich $6.99
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club
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London $28
Short Course at Doon Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Kitchener $14.99
Paris Grand Golf Course
Tee Times
Paris $24.95
South Nine at Fergus Golf Club
Tee Times
Fergus $15
Tamarack Ridge Golf Club
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Putnam $22.12
Mount Elgin Golf Club Mount Elgin $12.83 - $28.76
Cambridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Cambridge $21
Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa Camlachie $25 - $40
The Oaks of St. George
Tee Times
Paris $28
River Road Golf Course
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London $14.99
Wingham Golf Club & Curling Club
Tee Times
Wingham $13.27
Hickory 9 at Thames Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
London $9.99
Bright's Grove Golf Club Brights Grove $10 - $32
Championship Links at Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Clifford $40 - $65
Bayview Golf Club Zurich $35 - $50
Arrowdale Golf Course Brantford $16
Westminster Trails Golf Club London $25 - $30
Huron Oaks Golf Course Bright's Grove $30 - $53
9-hole Course at Forest Golf & Country Hotel Forest $10 - $20
Northridge Golf Course Brantford $30
Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club Guelph $49 - $65
Llyndinshire Golf & Country Club Middlesex Centre $24 - $48
Exeter Golf Club Exeter $17.70 - $25.00
Meadow Land Golf Club Orangeville $17.70
Puslinch Lake Golf Course Cambridge $35.00 - $64.00
Red/Blue at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
The Essex Course at Saginaw Golf Club Cambridge $18 - $34
Oaks Golf & Country Club Delaware $85 - $104
Grand Valley Golf & Country Club Cambridge $10 - $59
Stonehaven Golf Course Embro $17 - $35
Sally Creek Golf Club & Bistro Woodstock $21.50 - $31.50
Oxbow Glen Golf & Country Club Komoka $28 - $42
Senjan Golf Club Elora N/A
Tavistock Golf Course Tavistock $27 - $49
Otter Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Otterville $26
Maple Ridge Golf Club London $36
Bear Creek Golf & Country Club Strathroy $30 - $40
Craigowan Golf Club Woodstock $40 - $80
FireRock Golf Club Middlesex Centre $44.25 - $75.22
Apollo Valley Golf Club Lynden $12 - $22
Thompson at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club London N/A
West Haven Golf & Country Club London N/A
White/Blue at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
The Vista Course at Saginaw Golf Club Cambridge $12 - $24
Robinson at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club London N/A
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Vintage/Heritage Course Listowel $30 - $45
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Millennium/Vintage Course Listowel $30 - $45
Glen Ridge Golf Kitchener $4 - $11
Brantford Golf & Country Club Brantford N/A
Our Ponderosa RV & Golf Resort Forest $17
Fescue’s Edge Golf Course Scotland $20 - $30
Westmount Golf & Country Club Kitchener N/A
Baby Boomer Par-3 at Goderich Sunset Golf Club Goderich $20 - $25
Camlachie Golf & Country Club Camlachie $40
Innerkip Highlands Golf Club Innerkip $50
Whistle Bear Golf Club Cambridge $60 - $110
Elmira Golf Club Elmira $52.99 - $68.98
Greenwood Golf Club Sarnia $20 - $40
Bluewater Golf Course & Campground Bluewater $26 - $46
Red/White at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
Westhill Meadows Golf Course Waterloo $17.50
Stratford Country Club Stratford $40 - $50
Parkside at Fanshawe Golf Course London $15 - $20
Stratford Municipal Golf Course Stratford $20 - $32
Caradoc Sands Golf Course Strathroy $30.53 - $58.85
Highland Country Club London N/A
Science Hill Country Club St Marys $31
Short Lake at Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Clifford $23 - $33
Twin Streams Golf Course Delaware $19 - $40
Widder Station Golf & Country Club Thedford $30
Woodstock Meadows Golf Centre Woodstock $32 - $64
Ironwood Golf Club Exeter $32.00 - $59.43
East Park Golf Gardens London $20 - $38
Mitchell Golf & Country Club West Perth $38 - $73
Cutten Fields Guelph $94 - $141
Greystone Golf Course Sarnia N/A
Cedarbrook Gardens Golf London $7
Happy Hills Resort Embro $12 - $15
London Hunt & Country Club London $75
RiverBend Golf Club London $90
Arkona Fairways Golf Course Arkona $25 - $40
Mount Forest Golf & Country Club Ayton $15.00 - $24.00
Pitch & Putt at Woodstock Meadows Golf Club Woodstock $7.50
Indian Hills Golf Club Lambton Shores $20 - $45
Deer Ridge Golf Course Kitchener $60 - $120
Galt Country Club Cambridge N/A
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