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