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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
Forest City National Golf Club
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London $39.99
18-hole Course at Forest Golf & Country Hotel
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Forest $16
Championship Course at Doon Valley Golf Club
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Kitchener $24
Quarry at Fanshawe Golf Course
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London $19
Oakwood Resort
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Grand Bend $19.99
Rebel Creek Golf Club
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Petersburgh $41
Grey Silo Golf Course
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Waterloo $41
The Oaks of St. George
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Paris $30
Blue Course at Brookfield Country Club
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Cambridge $24
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Lakes Nine
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Ariss $24
Blackhorse Golf & Country Club Kincardine $30 - $52
Brant Valley Golf Club
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St George $18
Traditional at Fanshawe Golf Course
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London $14.99
Greenhills Golf Club
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London $57.34
Village/Moors at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
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Conestogo $26
Beaverdale Golf Club
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Cambridge $22
Goose Run/Village at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
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Conestogo $26
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club
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London $33
Red Course at Foxwood Golf Club
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Baden $28
Tamarack Ridge Golf Club
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Putnam $17.7
Burford Golf Links
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Burford $19
Rockway Golf Course
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Kitchener $24
Savannah Golf Links
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Cambridge $22.12
Short Course at Doon Valley Golf Club
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Kitchener $24
Red Course at Brookfield Country Club
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Cambridge $24
Championship at Goderich Sunset Golf Club Goderich $35 - $40
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Pines Nine
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Ariss $24
River Road Golf Course
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London $14.99
Classic 18 at Thames Valley Golf Course
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London $16.99
Sand Hills Golf Resort
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Thedford $17
Ironwood Golf Club Exeter $32.00 - $59.43
Guelph Country Club
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Guelph $12
Dorchester Golf Club
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Dorchester $25
Seaforth Golf Club
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Seaforth $20
Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa Camlachie $25 - $37
Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club - Willows Nine
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Ariss $24
Fox Golf Club
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Granton $25
Mount Elgin Golf Club Mount Elgin $12.83 - $28.76
Goose Run/Moors at Conestoga Golf & Country Club
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Conestogo $26
Cobble Hills Golf and Ski Club
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Thamesford $18
South Nine at Fergus Golf Club
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Fergus $15
Wingham Golf Club & Curling Club
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Wingham $15
East/West at Fergus Golf Club
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Fergus $15
Cambridge Golf Club
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Cambridge $25
St. Marys Golf & Country Club
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St Marys $32
Wildwinds Golf Links
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Rockwood $22.12
White Course at Foxwood Golf Club
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Baden $28
Cedar Creek Golf Club
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Woodstock $17
Ingersoll Golf & Country Club
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Ingersoll $19
Tarandowah Golfers Club
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Avon $18.58
Hickory 9 at Thames Valley Golf Course
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London $9.99
Gold Course at Brookfield Country Club
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Cambridge $24
Willow's Golf & Country Club
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London $20
Victoria Park East Golf Club
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Guelph $24.25
Echo Valley Golf Club London $29.20 - $33.62
Maitland Club
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Goderich $6.99
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club
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Dorchester $14.99
Creekside Golf Club Woodstock $26
Blue Course at Foxwood Golf Club
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Baden $28
Waterloo Golf Academy
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Waterloo $15
Crumlin Creek Golf Club
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London $10
Woodlands Links Golf Course
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Clinton $14
RiverEdge Golf Club
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Kitchener $18
Dundee Country Club
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New Dundee $33
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Heritage/Millennium Course Listowel $30 - $45
River Valley Golf & Country Club St Marys $20 - $30
Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club Guelph $49 - $65
Senjan Golf Club Elora N/A
Red/Blue at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
Bear Creek Golf & Country Club Strathroy $30 - $40
Robinson at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club London $65 - $100
Arrowdale Golf Course Brantford $16
Fescue’s Edge Golf Course Scotland $20 - $30
Indian Hills Golf Club Lambton Shores $20 - $45
Westminster Trails Golf Club London $25 - $30
Apollo Valley Golf Club Lynden $12 - $22
Widder Station Golf & Country Club Thedford $30
Greystone Golf Course Sarnia N/A
Whistle Bear Golf Club Cambridge $60 - $110
Short Lake at Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Clifford $23 - $33
RiverBend Golf Club London $90
Camlachie Golf & Country Club Camlachie $40
Oaks Golf & Country Club Delaware $85 - $104
Deer Ridge Golf Course Kitchener $60 - $120
East Park Golf Gardens London $20 - $38
Craigowan Golf Club Woodstock $40 - $70
Brantford Golf & Country Club Brantford N/A
Greenwood Golf Club Sarnia $20 - $40
Glen Ridge Golf Kitchener $4 - $11
Bluewater Golf Course & Campground Bluewater $26 - $46
Innerkip Highlands Golf Club Innerkip $50
Bright's Grove Golf Club Brights Grove $10 - $32
Westhill Meadows Golf Course Waterloo $17.50
Northridge Golf Course Brantford $30
Cutten Fields Guelph $94 - $141
White/Blue at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
Puslinch Lake Golf Course Cambridge $35.00 - $64.00
Highland Country Club London N/A
Elmira Golf Club Elmira $52.99 - $68.98
Stonehaven Golf Course Embro $17 - $35
West Haven Golf & Country Club London N/A
Oxbow Glen Golf & Country Club Komoka $28 - $42
Pitch & Putt at Woodstock Meadows Golf Club Woodstock $7.50
Mitchell Golf & Country Club West Perth $38 - $73
Our Ponderosa RV & Golf Resort Forest $17
Grand Valley Golf & Country Club Cambridge $10 - $59
Baby Boomer Par-3 at Goderich Sunset Golf Club Goderich $20 - $25
London Hunt & Country Club London $75
9-hole Course at Forest Golf & Country Hotel Forest $10 - $20
Arkona Fairways Golf Course Arkona $25 - $40
Huron Oaks Golf Course Bright's Grove $30 - $53
Stratford Country Club Stratford $40 - $50
Science Hill Country Club St Marys $31
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Vintage/Heritage Course Listowel $30 - $45
Happy Hills Resort Embro $12 - $15
Llyndinshire Golf & Country Club Middlesex Centre $24 - $48
Thompson at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club London $65 - $100
Pitch & Putt Course at Doon Valley Golf Club Kitchener $8.50
Otter Creek Golf Club
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Otterville $35
Westmount Golf & Country Club Kitchener N/A
Championship Links at Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Clifford $40 - $65
Tavistock Golf Course Tavistock $27 - $49
Caradoc Sands Golf Course Strathroy $30.53 - $58.85
Stratford Municipal Golf Course Stratford $20 - $32
Twin Streams Golf Course Delaware $19 - $40
Maple Ridge Golf Club London $36
Galt Country Club Cambridge N/A
Bayview Golf Club Zurich $35 - $50
Exeter Golf Club Exeter $17.70 - $25.00
Parkside at Fanshawe Golf Course London $15 - $20
Cedarbrook Gardens Golf London $7
Meadow Land Golf Club Orangeville $22
Listowel Golf & Country Club - Millennium/Vintage Course Listowel $30 - $45
Red/White at Merry-Hill Golf Club Breslau $21 - $49
Woodstock Meadows Golf Centre Woodstock $32 - $64
Mount Forest Golf & Country Club Ayton $15.00 - $24.00
FireRock Golf Club Komoka $49.00 - $70.80
Sally Creek Golf Club & Bistro Woodstock $21.50 - $31.50
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