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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Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $8
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45 - $60
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $30
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $25
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $23 - $41
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $19
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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Dedham $15
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Links at Outlook South Berwick $60
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $45
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
The Bath Golf Club Bath $25 - $39
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $80
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $70 - $125
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
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