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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Courses

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