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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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Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $55 - $85
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $8
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $27
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $30
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $35
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $22
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $13
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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Dedham $15
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $24
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $15
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $23 - $41
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $80
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $45
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Newport Country Club Newport $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
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