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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Course City Rates from
Black Diamond Golf Club
Tee Times
Pontypool $26.55
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
NINE Golf Belleville $16 - $33
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $23
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Haliburton $22
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Belleville $26.54 - $60.00
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $16 - $21
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $25
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $25 - $52
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $12.17
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
Tee Times
Little Britain $10
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $20.95
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $17
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $18
Perth Golf Course
Tee Times
Perth $15
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14.35
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $24
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Inverary Golf Course
Tee Times
Inverary $20 - $29
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $26
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $69
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
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