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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Courses

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Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $12
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $11
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $13
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $37
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $10
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $18
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $31
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $15
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $27
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $23
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $12
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Hebron Hebron N/A
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
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