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