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
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Peterborough $15
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $20.95
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $23
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course Haliburton $22
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Poplars Golf Club
Tee Times
Tweed $29.49
Deer Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Little Britain $11.99
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Inverary Golf Course Inverary $20 - $29
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $12.17
Eganridge Inn & Spa
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $15.93
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club Belleville $30 - $66
Roundel Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Astra $17
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $25
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14.35
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $19
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $30 - $70
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
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