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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Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $5
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $12
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $47
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $10
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $12
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Hampden Country Club
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Hampden $12
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $30
Sunday River Golf Club
Tee Times
Newry $70
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
Tee Times
Portland $18
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Rockland Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockland $15
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
Tee Times
Cumberland Center $10
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Goose River Golf Club
Tee Times
Rockport $18
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $30
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $19.95
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $30
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $20
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
The Bath Golf Club Bath $40 - $58
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $36
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $15 - $25
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $33
Katahdin Country Club Milo $15
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $15
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $20
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Hebron Hebron N/A
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $12
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $13
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.50
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $12
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $14
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
Newport Country Club Newport $20 - $25
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Limestone Country Club Limestone $40 - $44
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $12
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $25 - $48
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $15
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Whitetail Golf Course Charleston $15 - $25
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $12
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $25
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
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