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