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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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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $30
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $27
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $27
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $15
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $30
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $24
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
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