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? 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.

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Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $55 - $85
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $23.95
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $42
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $35
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $35
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $19.25
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $41
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $15
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $80
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $13
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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Dedham $15
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $23 - $41
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
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