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