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