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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Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $20 - $31
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson N/A
Old Marsh Country Club
Tee Times
Wells $89
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Casco $49
Spring Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Gray $53
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $95
Dutch Elm Golf Club
Tee Times
Arundel $43
Dunegrass Country Club
Tee Times
Old Orchard Beach $49
Penobscot Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Orono $60
Boothbay Country Club
Tee Times
Boothbay $95
Freeport Country Club
Tee Times
Freeport $25 - $30
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Mere Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Brunswick $25
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course East Holden $40
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Naples Golf & Country Club Naples $18 - $29
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Ledges Golf Club York $85
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $25 - $40
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
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