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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Courses

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