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 $54
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $29
Cape Neddick Country Club
Tee Times
Cape Neddick $39
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $40 - $70
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson $20
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $40
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $25 - $40
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
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