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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Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $12
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $12
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $10
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $5
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $12
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $47
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $15
Hampden Country Club
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Hampden $12
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $70
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $30
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $19.95
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $18
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $30
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $18
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $25 - $48
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
The Bath Golf Club Bath $40 - $58
Limestone Country Club Limestone $40 - $44
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $33
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Hebron Hebron N/A
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Newport Country Club Newport $20 - $25
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.50
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