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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Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $27
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $45 - $60
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $15 - $25
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $18 - $29
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $40 - $70
Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $30
Diadema Golf Course
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North Anson $20
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $20 - $31
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $25 - $35
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $25
The Bath Golf Club
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Bath $49
Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $22.95
Martindale Country Club
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Auburn $30 - $40
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $60
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course
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East Holden $40
Aroostook Valley Country Club
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Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Sable Oaks Golf Club
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South Portland $25 - $40
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $30
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $23
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club
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Phippsburg $45 - $60
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $80
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $14
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
North Haven Golf Club North Haven N/A
Caribou Country Club Caribou $30
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $35
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $19
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $50
Outlook Farm Golf Course South Berwick $60
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $24
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $37
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $20.5
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $99
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $18
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $25
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $10
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45
Northport Golf Club Northport $29
Ledges Golf Club York $85
Summit Springs Golf Course Poland N/A
Moose River Golf Course Jackman $30
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $53
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $25 - $40
St. Croix Country Club Calais $25
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Megunticook Golf Club Camden $40
Norway Country Club Norway $36
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $40
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $51
Tarratine Golf Club Islesboro $70
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $43
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $22
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $44
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $30
Green Valley Golf Course Enfield $30
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training Center Bangor $42
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $28
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $64
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $28
Boothbay Country Club Boothbay $95
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth $40
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $80 - $95
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $50
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $24
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $68
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $57
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Country View Golf Club Brooks $23
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Samoset Resort Rockport $130
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $75
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Hampden Country Club Hampden $20
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $49
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $11
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $60
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Castine Golf Club Castine $27.5
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $25
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $38
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $60
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $44
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $120
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $48
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $25
Nine Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Waterville Country Club Oakland $85
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $22
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