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