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