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
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $28
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $23
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course
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Haliburton $22
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $9.99
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Ash Brook Golf Club
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Port Hope $14.99
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club
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Belleville $26.54 - $60.00
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $16 - $21
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Inverary Golf Course
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Inverary $20 - $29
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $69
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
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