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
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $62
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
Tee Times
Cape Neddick $42
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson $57
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Casco $49
Mere Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Brunswick $25
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $95
Freeport Country Club
Tee Times
Freeport $25 - $30
Dunegrass Country Club
Tee Times
Old Orchard Beach $49
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $25
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $35
Old Marsh Country Club
Tee Times
Wells $89
Dutch Elm Golf Club
Tee Times
Arundel $43
Fox Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $33 - $38
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
Spring Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Gray $53
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $23
Penobscot Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Orono $60
Boothbay Country Club
Tee Times
Boothbay $95
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $25 - $40
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
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