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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Courses

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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $25
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $25
Toddy Brook Golf Course
Tee Times
North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $40 - $70
Wawenock Golf Club
Tee Times
Walpole $20 - $31
Naples Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Naples $18 - $29
Diadema Golf Course
Tee Times
North Anson $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
Tee Times
Cape Neddick $42 - $60
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $15 - $20
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
Tee Times
East Holden $40
Martindale Country Club
Tee Times
Auburn $30 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
Tee Times
Phippsburg $45 - $60
Aroostook Valley Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sable Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
South Portland $25 - $40
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Ledges Golf Club York $85
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