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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Whitetail Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lindsay $10
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $19.99
Perth Golf Course
Tee Times
Perth $17.65
Black Diamond Golf Club
Tee Times
Pontypool $30
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $12
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $35 - $44
Glen Lawrence Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $12
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $41.16
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Regulation at Westbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Kingston $10
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $5
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $17
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $15
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $22
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $13.65
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $30
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $22.13
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $20
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $59
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $10 - $15
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $19 - $24
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $38
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $20
Cider House Golf Course Bowmanville $15
Kingston Par-3 at Westbrook Golf Club Kingston $10 - $27
River's Edge Golf Course & Country Club Bancroft N/A
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $50
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $35
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $70 - $110
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
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