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.

See also


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Courses

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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $52
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $41
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $49
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
Tee Times
Cape Neddick $42 - $60
Old Marsh Country Club
Tee Times
Wells $89
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $25
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Boothbay Country Club
Tee Times
Boothbay $95
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $23
Dunegrass Country Club
Tee Times
Old Orchard Beach $49
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Casco $49
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $30
Freeport Country Club
Tee Times
Freeport $25 - $30
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $95
Penobscot Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Orono $60
Spring Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Gray $53
Dutch Elm Golf Club
Tee Times
Arundel $43
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
Mere Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Brunswick $25
Fox Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $33 - $38
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
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