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