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