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