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.

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Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $8
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $55 - $85
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $19
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $38
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $30
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $35
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $14
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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Dedham $15
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $30
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $41
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $23 - $41
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $8
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
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