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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Ireland Golf Package
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Stay at the Grand Hotel Malahide for five nights, play four rounds of golf at Portmarnock, Corballis, Druids Glen and Killeen Castle. Option to book additional or alternative golf is available. Includes auto-transmission, self-drive minivan. A Carr Golf Travel executive will assist in booking caddies, restaurants, sight-seeing options, etc.
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Courses

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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $52
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $42
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $62
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $35
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $95
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $89
Dutch Elm Golf Club
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Arundel $43
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Boothbay Country Club
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Boothbay $95
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $25 - $30
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort
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Casco $49
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $25
Dunegrass Country Club
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Old Orchard Beach $49
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Spring Meadows Golf Club
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Gray $53
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $23
Fox Ridge Golf Club
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Auburn $33 - $38
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Toddy Brook Golf Course North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $20
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $40
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $44
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $55
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $37
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $109
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $22
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $25 - $40
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $34
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Island Country Club Sunset $37
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $30
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $53
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
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