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.

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Courses

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Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $20
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $11
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $36
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $25
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $10
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $10
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Falmouth Country Club
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Falmouth $80
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $14
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $10
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Newport Country Club Newport $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Hebron Hebron N/A
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
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