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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Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $20
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $11
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $10
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $14
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $36
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $10
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $10
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $20
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
Falmouth Country Club
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Falmouth $80
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
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