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.

See also

Special Deals

Ireland Golf Package
Dates: April 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Stay at the Grand Hotel Malahide for five nights, play four rounds of golf at Portmarnock, Corballis, Druids Glen and Killeen Castle. Option to book additional or alternative golf is available. Includes auto-transmission, self-drive minivan. A Carr Golf Travel executive will assist in booking caddies, restaurants, sight-seeing options, etc.
Price range: €900


Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
Tee Times | Website
Cumberland Center $52
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $29
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
Tee Times
Cape Neddick $39
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson $20
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $40
Old Marsh Country Club
Tee Times
Wells $89
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Spring Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Gray $53
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $25
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Mere Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Brunswick $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Casco $49
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Dutch Elm Golf Club
Tee Times
Arundel $43
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $95
Penobscot Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Orono $60
Freeport Country Club
Tee Times
Freeport $25 - $30
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
Fox Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $33 - $38
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Dunegrass Country Club
Tee Times
Old Orchard Beach $49
Boothbay Country Club
Tee Times
Boothbay $95
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
First page Previous page Next page Last page

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area

Related Articles

  • Sugarloaf Golf Club Sugarloaf Golf Club is second to none

    The Carrabassett Valley, the heart of Maine ski country, has produced its share of Olympic-caliber skiers. But come summer time, a different breed shows up to test their mettle against the natural surroundings - golfers. It's only fitting that great golf found a home in one of the prettiest places in the northeast. But golfers should be wary of the Sugarloaf Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s mountain layout. With beauty comes a beast.
    ... full article »

  • Fox Ridge Golf Club Maine Gives U.S. Golfers a four-corner bingo

    While Maine is traditionally overlooked by golfers, this summer vacationland's appeal is growing in direct proportion to the number of low-cost, uncrowded, visually stunning courses that have opened over the past several years. Duffers from all over the Northeast are discovering that Maine offers sweet respite from the six-hour rounds and $100 green fees of courses less than two hours to the south.
    ... full article »