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 $25
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42 - $60
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $25
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $40
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $25 - $40
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
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