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? 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 $14
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45 - $60
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $2
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $15
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $45
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $9
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $22.95
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $80
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
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