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
Tee Times
Pontypool $26.55
Wolf Run Golf Club
Tee Times
Janetville $24
Frankford Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $12.17
Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Ennismore $28
Trillium Wood Golf Club
Tee Times
Corbyville $25
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Lakefield $19
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Oakwood $26
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $16 - $21
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Byrnell Golf Club
Tee Times
Fenelon Falls $6
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Loyalist Country Club
Tee Times
Bath $25
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Haliburton $22
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
Tee Times
Kingston $14.99
Ash Brook Golf Club
Tee Times
Port Hope $14.99
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Norwood $23
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Perth $20
Quinte Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Frankford $9.99
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Inverary Golf Course
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Inverary $20 - $29
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Lombard Glen Golf Club Lombardy $25 - $52
Salt Creek Golf Links
Tee Times
Warkworth $14.35
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
Tee Times
Keene $20.95
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Belleville $26.54 - $60.00
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Gananoque $20
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $69
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
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