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