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