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? 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 $25
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $55
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $41
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $20
Summit Golf Course Poland N/A
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $50
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $35 - $50
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Norway Country Club Norway $36
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Freeport Country Club Freeport $25 - $30
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $15 - $20
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Sunday River Golf Club Newry $95
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Mere Creek Golf Course Brunswick $25
Highland Green Golf Club Topsham $30
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
Wilson Lake Country Club Wilton $23
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Old Marsh Country Club Wells $89
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $25 - $40
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $95
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $39
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Westerly Winds Golf Course Westbrook $10
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Penobscot Valley Country Club Orono $60
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
The Bath Golf Club Bath $49
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
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