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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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $52
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $45
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $39
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Dunegrass Country Club
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Old Orchard Beach $49
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Dutch Elm Golf Club
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Arundel $43
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $89
Boothbay Country Club
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Boothbay $95
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Spring Meadows Golf Club
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Gray $53
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
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Casco $49
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
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