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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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42 - $60
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $23
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Norway Country Club Norway $36
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
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