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 $17.65
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $30
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $19.99
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Ash Brook Golf Club
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Port Hope $14.99
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $17
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
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Kingston $10
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $22
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $20
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $15
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $5
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $30
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $41.16
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $22.13
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $12
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $13.65
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Whitetail Golf & Country Club
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Lindsay $10
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
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