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