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
Perth Golf Course
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Perth $15
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $18
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $23
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14.35
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $25
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
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Kingston $17
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Whitetail Golf & Country Club
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Lindsay $10
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
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