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 $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42 - $60
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 $20 - $31
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $20
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $9
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $26
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
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