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 $27
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45 - $60
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $30
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $80
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $22.95
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $14
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
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