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