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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Perth Golf Course
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Perth $15
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $18
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $26.55
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $28
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course
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Haliburton $22
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club
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Belleville $30 - $66
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Ash Brook Golf Club
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Port Hope $14.99
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $23
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $9.99
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Inverary Golf Course
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Inverary $20 - $29
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $30 - $70
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
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