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.

See also

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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $54
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $39
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $18 - $29
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $25 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $40
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
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