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