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
Black Diamond Golf Club
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Pontypool $26.55
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club
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Peterborough $18
Bellmere Winds Golf Club
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Keene $20.95
Amherstview Golf Club Amherstview $25 - $30
Trillium Wood Golf Club
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Corbyville $25
Hunter's Creek Golf Course Cloyne $16 - $39
Haliburton Highlands Golf Course
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Haliburton $22
Ash Brook Golf Club
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Port Hope $14.99
Picton Golf & Country Club Picton $39.00 - $49.00
Byrnell Golf Club
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Fenelon Falls $6
Deer Run Golf Course
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Little Britain $11.99
Mapleview Golf & Country Club
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Perth $20
Quarry Golf Club
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Ennismore $28
Six Foot Bay Resort & Golf Club
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Lakefield $19
Inverary Golf Course
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Inverary $20 - $29
Roundel Glen Golf Course
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Astra $17
Napanee Golf & Country Club Napanee $20 - $25
Smuggler's Glen Golf Course
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Gananoque $20
Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre
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Kingston $14.99
Woodview Golf Woodview $24
Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club
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Norwood $23
Poplars Golf Club
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Tweed $29.49
Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club
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Belleville $26.54 - $60.00
Championship Course at The Liftlock Golf Club
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Peterborough $15
Beaverbrook Golf Course Minden $25 - $45
Sturgeon Point Golf Club Fenelon Falls $22
Briar Fox Golf & Country Club Marysville $48
Eganridge Inn & Spa
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Fenelon Falls $15.93
Lindsay Golf & Country Club Lindsay $24.99 - $44.99
Quinte Hills Golf Course
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Frankford $9.99
Oliver's Nest Golf & Country Club
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Oakwood $26
Salt Creek Golf Links
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Warkworth $14.35
Tamarac Golf & Country Club Ennismore $36
Timber Run Golf & Country Club Lanark Highlands $20 - $30
Frankford Golf Course
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Frankford $12.17
Blue Heron Golf Club Lanark $16 - $21
Loyalist Country Club
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Bath $25
Wolf Run Golf Club
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Janetville $24
Rivendell Golf Club Verona $35 - $40
Larchmere Golf Club Cobourg $20 - $29
Warkworth Golf Club Warkworth $38
Short Nine at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $15
Blairhampton Golf Club Minden Hills $40 - $70
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Peterborough $50 - $90
Sheffield Greens Golf Club Bobcaygeon $18 - $34
Rolling Greens Golf Course Lombardy $30.00 - $45.00
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club Grafton $30 - $37
Wolfe Island Riverfront Golf Course Wolfe Island $18 - $36
Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club Westport $21.00 - $31.00
West Highland Golf Course Madoc $18.50 - $35.00
Marvel Rapids Golf Course Apsley $18 - $39
Timber Ridge Golf Course Brighton $20 - $55
Wildfire Golf Club Lakefield N/A
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Peterborough $40
Kingston Fairways Kingston N/A
Maple Estate Golf & Country Club Cloyne $15 - $19
Camden Braes Golf & Country Club Odessa $23 - $68
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club Warkworth $22.00 - $49.50
GreeneAcre Golf Club Gananoque $20 - $25
Championship Eighteen at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course Belleville $50 - $70
Hamilton Bay Golf Course Lakefield $20
Trenton Golf Club Trenton $12 - $30
Katchiwano Golf & Country Club Lakefield $35
Dunsford Golf & Country Club Dunsford N/A
Short Course at The Liftlock Golf Club Peterborough $10
Bayview Golfing Centre Belleville $16 - $33
Colonnade Golf & Country Club Joyceville $18.50 - $68.00
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre Haliburton $35 - $55
Owenbrook Golf Course Apsley $17.70
Garrison Golf & Curling Club Kingston $25 - $45
Belle Park Golf Course Kingston $12.95 - $27.98
Evergreen Golf Course Westport $20.00 - $28.50
Lyndway Hills Golf Course Lyndhurst $12 - $15
Alston Moor Golf Links Wolfe Island $10 - $15
Cardinal 18 Golf Club
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Little Britain $10
Gananoque Golf & Country Club Gananoque $15
Barcovan Golf Club Carrying Place $32.75 - $58.40
Baxter Creek Golf Club Fraserville $35 - $60
Murray Hills Golf Course Wooler $26 - $51
Heron Landing Golf Club Peterborough $31 - $63
Highland Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Cataraqui Golf & Country Club Kingston N/A
Dalewood Golf Club Cobourg $35 - $69
The Links at Monck's Landing Golf Club Norland $15 - $18
Glen Course at Oak Hills Golf Club Stirling $30 - $34
Beckwith Golf Club Smiths Falls $10 - $20
Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough N/A
Bancroft Ridge Golf Club Bancroft $21 - $36
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