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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Perth Golf Course
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Perth $15
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $26.55
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $18
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $26
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $12.17
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $25
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $30 - $66
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $23
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14.35
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $17
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $24
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $20.95
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
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