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.

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Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $20
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $20
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $11
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $14
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Falmouth Country Club
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Falmouth $80
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $10
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $10
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $10
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $36
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $25
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
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