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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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Perth Golf Course
Tee Times
Perth $19.95
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $16
Whitetail Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lindsay $10
Black Diamond Golf Club
Tee Times
Pontypool $21
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $23
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $25
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $18
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $10
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $18
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $13
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $10
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $10.99
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $22
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $17.5
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $19 - $24
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $20
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $10 - $15
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Cider House Golf Course Bowmanville $15
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $70 - $110
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
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