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.

See also


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Courses

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