Destination Guide

Destination: Maine

The most popular time for tourists to visit Maine is the period from August to October, when about half the state's tourism revenue comes in. This is due to the warmth of the ocean and plethora of beachside activities and warm climate.

What is Maine's climate?


Maine's coastal climate is ranked second only to the Pacific northwest in terms of annual rainfall. Also, being the furthest state north in the east, it's the coldest, consequently with the shortest golf season. Average temperatures in June are 72 degrees in the day time, and highs soar to 78 degrees in July and August, so those are the peak months for golf. After September however there's no guarantees the weather will cooperate, with daytime highs under 60 degrees and rainfall steadily increasing into the winter months.

Does Maine have a golf trail?


Maine boasts a trail of golf on their tourism boards and sites, but nothing like the Robert Trent Jones Trail and other famous trails in the South. But with more than 140 golf courses, Maine offers tremendous diversity to golfers. In fact, the state is home to one of the oldest golf courses in America. In Maine, you can play on courses steeped in rich tradition as well as ones that boast today's signature designers.

One of the oldest in America? Can I play it?


Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor claims it's the eighth oldest in America, first recognized in 1894. It's public too, so be sure to set up a tee time when you visit, especially since it's ranked among the top courses in the state, so you can get a history lesson and great golf all in one.

How is Portland's golf scene?


Portland is the closest thing Maine comes to a "metropolis" with just over 100,000 residents in the metro area. There are more than 20 courses within 45 minutes of the city, and are hardly ever crowded, so swing away.

What about green fees? Will I pay an arm and a leg in Maine?


"There are currently more golf courses in Maine than there are golfers," says Peter Webber, executive director of the Golf Maine Association. "This means that the green fees are very cheap compared to southern New England, and the courses are much more accessible."

Simply put, they're having a hard time filling the tee sheet in Maine, so play is dirt cheap.

Where can I find phone numbers, locations and other information on all Maine golf courses?


NewEnglandGolf.com maintains a comprehensive guide that lists all the golf courses in Maine.

Maine transportation


Maine can be reached from the eastern seaboard via I-95, which goes through the state capital of Augusta. The main difference between I-95 in Maine and the rest of the east coast is I-95 is Maine's turnpike, so be sure to bring a little change along for the ride, which ends at the New Brunswick border east of the state. From Quebec, take US-201 South to Augusta.

If you're flying to Maine from out of state, Bangor International Airport and Portland International Airport offer the most options in Maine with the most flights per day to the most destinations. There are also a handful of regional and state airports including Maine's capital Augusta as well as Belfast.

See also


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Courses

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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $39
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Dunegrass Country Club
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Old Orchard Beach $49
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
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Casco $29 - $59
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25
Boothbay Country Club
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Boothbay $95
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Spring Meadows Golf Club
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Gray $53
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $89
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Dutch Elm Golf Club
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Arundel $43
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Newport Country Club Newport $25
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
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