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