Destination Guide

Destination: Peterborough

Generally regarded as the entrance to the Kawartha region of Ontario and a key stop along the Trent-Severn Waterway, Peterborough remains a notable, albeit quite small Canadian city.

Many Canadians also regard Peterborough as one of the primary cradles of junior hockey as its team, the Petes, has a glorious history. The Petes are generally are in action for a few weeks at the start of the golf season and at the end as winter approaches, and attending a game should be mandatory for a visiting golfer. If it is the dead of summer, a Lakers lacrosse game is not a bad idea -- Peterborough is also a hotbed for the box version of the sport.
Major junior hockey in Canada is roughly comparable to NCAA football in the U.S. and to that end, Peterborough was where many future Hall of Famers players played as teenagers, including Bob Gainey and Steve Yzerman, and more recently, Eric Staal. Though he didn't play for the Petes, Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry is a local product, as is the Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher, who many non-Canadians know as the husband of country music star Carrie Underwood.

The "Underwoods" often spend time in Peterborough to soak of the serene and understated summer atmosphere that the area's lakes and rivers provide in making it one of the prime areas for summer homes.

Another cool feature of Peterborough is local arts scene. The city has done a better job than most small centers in preserving and encouraging the local arts community dating back to the days of its founding by Irish immigrants and it's no small coincidence that fabled musician Neil Young grew up in the area. More recently the local liberal arts college, Trent University, adds an element of local artistic flair highlighted by the chock-full late-summer schedule of events and festivals.

Peterborough is twinned with Ann Arbour, Mich. but many visitors have remarked that it reminds them more of a northern version of Athens, Ga. because both university towns are equally supportive of local sports and the arts scene.

As for the golf, well, with plenty of water and trees and many affluent locals and tourists passing through, it didn't take long for developers to realize that the game could thrive here. And it has. Kawartha Golf and Country Club is where the Boston Bruins' Marc Savard has fine-tuned his game to make him the best hockey-playing golfer among active or recently retired NHLers (or is that golfing hockey player?). A little further away outside of town, Black Bear Ridge near Belleville, Timber Ridge in Brighton and Smuggler's Glen in Gananoque, are three outstanding golf courses.

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Courses

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Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $19.99
Perth Golf Course
Tee Times
Perth $17.65
Black Diamond Golf Club
Tee Times
Pontypool $30
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $22.13
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $17
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $22
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $5
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $12
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $30
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $20
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $13.65
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $15
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $10
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $41.16
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $70 - $110
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Whitetail Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lindsay $10
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
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