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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Perth Golf Course
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Perth $15
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $18
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $26.55
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $30 - $66
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $20.95
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $17
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $23
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $17
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
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