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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Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson N/A
Fox Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Auburn $33 - $38
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Casco $49
Mere Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Brunswick $25
Wilson Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Wilton $23
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $95
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Penobscot Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Orono $60
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Spring Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Gray $53
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Dutch Elm Golf Club
Tee Times
Arundel $43
Boothbay Country Club
Tee Times
Boothbay $95
Dunegrass Country Club
Tee Times
Old Orchard Beach $49
Highland Green Golf Club
Tee Times
Topsham $30
The Bath Golf Club
Tee Times
Bath $49
Old Marsh Country Club
Tee Times
Wells $89
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course East Holden $40
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Naples Golf & Country Club Naples $18 - $29
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $25 - $40
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
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