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 $52
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $62
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $57
Spring Meadows Golf Club
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Gray $53
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Boothbay Country Club
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Boothbay $95
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $23
Dunegrass Country Club
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Old Orchard Beach $49
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $89
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Dutch Elm Golf Club
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Arundel $43
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $35
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
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Casco $49
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
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