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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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Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $20
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $11
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $20
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $43
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $10
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $10
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $14
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $36
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $10
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $10
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Falmouth Country Club
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Falmouth $80
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $25
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $10
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
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Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
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