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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Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $30
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45 - $60
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $25
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Sebasco Estates $45 - $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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Dedham $15
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $80
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $75
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Caribou Country Club Caribou $15
Samoset Resort Rockport $85 - $145
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $30
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $28
Links at Outlook South Berwick $60
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $32
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $50
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $16
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $70 - $125
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $45
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $45
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
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