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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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $52
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $39
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Boothbay Country Club
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Boothbay $95
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Spring Meadows Golf Club
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Gray $53
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
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Casco $29 - $59
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $89
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Dunegrass Country Club
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Old Orchard Beach $49
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Dutch Elm Golf Club
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Arundel $43
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
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