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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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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
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Peterborough $18
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $28
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $9.99
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
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $30 - $66
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $30 - $70
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
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