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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Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $18
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $26.55
Perth Golf Course
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Perth $15
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Ash Brook Golf Club
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Port Hope $14.99
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $23
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $28
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $9.99
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
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Kingston $12
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
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Kingston $17
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
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