Heron Landing Golf Club :: Peterborough Ontario

History and Future

In 1997, Robert and Jennifer Kells of Huntsville,
Ontario bought an inoperational golf course on
the western edge of Peterborough. In July, Heron
Landing opened to golfers at 2,800 yards. Individual
hole renovations began almost immediately. New tees
and bunkers were built, and holes were lengthened -
within the first few years all the holes had been improved
in some way.

In 2004, golf course architect Stephen Ward was hired to
create a professionally-designed plan for the future. Robert
and Jennifer envisioned a 4,000 yard executive course that was
both accessible to beginners and interesting for more experienced
players. The first phase of renovations included a new green on the
4th hole, a new 7th hole, a new 8th hole, a new 9th hole and a new
12th hole, bringing the length up to 3,400 yards. The results were
widely-praised, with Heron Landing being voted favourite golf course by
Peterborough This Week readers in 2009.

Work continued. Two new holes opened in the 2011 season, one a rolling par 3 on the front 9 and the other a scenic, pond-lined par 3 on the back. In 2012 the newly renovated 2nd hole reopened with a temporary green and new tee decks opened on the 15th hole. 

In 2013, the permanent 2nd green opened, as well as the new blue tee decks of the 3rd hole.  The renovated 13th hole, a par 4 measuring 236 to 352 yards, also opened.  And this, after nine years, brought the renovations to a close.  Now measuring 4,128 yards from the blue tees, Heron Landing has become a beautiful, thoughtfully-designed course with something for golfers of all skill levels.

Jennifer and Rob invite anyone who hasn't played recently to come out for a round.  You'll be surprised how Heron Landing has grown!