Destination Guide

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

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