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? 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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Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $20
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $8
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $20
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $10
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $17
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $12
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $13
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Falmouth Country Club
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Falmouth $80
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
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