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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Old Marsh Country Club
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Wells $20
Highland Green Golf Club
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Topsham $12
Wilson Lake Country Club
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Wilton $10
Cape Neddick Country Club
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Cape Neddick $47
Penobscot Valley Country Club
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Orono $12
Freeport Country Club
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Freeport $12
Mere Creek Golf Course
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Brunswick $5
Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club Sebasco Estates $40 - $50
Naples Golf & Country Club
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Naples $30
Sunday River Golf Club
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Newry $70
Rockland Golf Club
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Rockland $15
Goose River Golf Club
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Rockport $18
Falmouth Country Club Falmouth $80
Aroostook Valley Country Club Fort Fairfield $45 - $81
Hampden Country Club
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Hampden $12
Wawenock Golf Club
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Walpole $30
Toddy Brook Golf Course
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North Yarmouth $19.95
Sable Oaks Golf Club South Portland $23 - $41
North Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club
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Portland $18
Martindale Country Club Auburn $30 - $40
Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center
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Cumberland Center $10
Lucerne-in-Maine Golf Course Dedham $15
Waterville Country Club Oakland $40 - $69
South Course at Riverside Municipal Golf Club Portland $15 - $26
Cape Arundel Golf Club Kennebunkport $40 - $100
Spring Meadows Golf Club Gray $26 - $54
Va Jo Wa Golf Club Island Falls $30
Hermon Meadow Golf Club Bangor $17 - $27
Hillcrest Golf Club Millinocket $15
Sunset Ridge Golf Links - Par-3 Course Westbrook $10
Mt. Kineo Golf Course Rockwood $32
Golf at Province Lake Parsonsfield $25 - $63
Springbrook Golf Club Leeds $40
Boothbay Harbor Country Club Boothbay $20 - $95
Northport Golf Club Northport $20 - $25
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth $26 - $40
Sonny's Par-3 and Driving Range Winterport $12 - $22
Long Lake Country Club Saint David $15
Deep Brook Golf Course Saco $27 - $40
Dutch Elm Golf Club Arundel $43
Lakewood Golf Course Madison $34
Limestone Country Club Limestone $44
Lake Kezar Country Club Lovell $30
Biddeford Saco Country Club Saco $55
Island Green Golf Center at Traditions Golf Club Holden $15
Newport Country Club Newport $25
Sanford Golf Club Sanford $20 - $40
Evergreen Golf Club Rangeley $34
York Par-3 Golf Course York $15
Brunswick Golf Club Brunswick $27 - $59
Kenduskeag Valley Golf Club Kenduskeag $12
Augusta Country Club Manchester $75
Cobbossee Colony Golf Monmouth $5 - $13
Castine Golf Club Castine $30
Fox Ridge Golf Club Auburn $33 - $38
Great Chebeague Golf Club Chebeague Island $45 - $65
Sawmill Woods Golf Course Clifton $22
Apple Valley Golf Course Lewiston $13 - $15
Abenakee Club Biddeford Pool $20
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Summit Springs Golf Course Poland $13 - $40
Western View Golf Club Augusta $35
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor $45 - $85
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor $63 - $110
Sheepscot Links Golf Course Whitefield $20
York Golf & Tennis Club York $60
Lakeview Golf Course Burnham $22 - $40
Loon's Cove Golf Course Skowhegan $9
Willowdale Golf Club Scarborough $20 - $29
Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor Islesboro $70
Portage Hills Country Club Portage $24 - $28
Lebanon Pines Golf Course Lebanon $23
Paris Hill Country Club Paris $15
The Bath Golf Club Bath $40 - $58
Point Sebago Golf & Beach Resort Casco $29 - $59
Squaw Mountain Village Golf Course Greenville Junction $25
Rocky Knoll Country Club Orrington $25
Ledges Golf Club York $30 - $77
Norway Country Club Norway $24
Nonesuch River Golf Club Scarborough $25 - $36
Turner Highlands Country Club Turner $28
Island Country Club Sunset $10 - $30
Prospect Hill Golf Course Auburn 15 - $25
Hidden Meadows Golf Course Old Town $14
St. Croix Country Club Calais $18
Maple Lane Golf Course Livermore $24
Diadema Golf Course North Anson $20
Clinton Golf Course Clinton $35 - $40
Portland Country Club Falmouth $76
Moose River Golf Course Moose River $10 - $15
Blink Bonnie Golf Links Sorrento $25
Eighteen at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $20 - $48
Gorham Country Club Gorham $20 - $30
Bridgton Highlands Country Club Bridgton $18 - $47
Frye Island Golf Course Frye Island $18 - $25
Twin Falls Golf Club Westbrook $20
Megunticook Golf Club Rockport $40
Searsport Pines Golf Course Searsport $20
Johnson W. Parks Golf Course Pittsfield $14
Presque Isle Country Club Presque Isle $40
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport $26
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth $63
Katahdin Country Club Milo $36
Woodlands Club Falmouth $77
Sandy River Golf Course Farmington Falls $12
Fairlawn Golf Club Poland $14 - $28
Mars Hill Country Club Mars Hill $42
Green Valley Golf Course West Enfield $14 - $23
Sunset Ridge Golf Links Westbrook $15
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer $20.5
Dunegrass Country Club Old Orchard Beach $49
Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course Wells $15
Links at Poland Spring Poland Spring $20 - $52
Webhannet Golf Club Kennebunk $95 - $115
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor $15 - $35
South Portland Municipal Golf Course South Portland $15
Blue Hill Country Club Blue Hill $25
Barren View Golf Course Jonesboro $38
Cedar Springs Golf Course Albion $12 - $15
Samoset Resort Rockport $75 - $145
Country View Golf Club Brooks $15
Tomahawk at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $45 - $50
Meadows Golf Club Litchfield $30 - $46
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf Center Waterville $18
Grindstone Neck Golf Course Winter Harbor $10 - $30
Oakdale Country Club Mexico $17
JaTo Highlands Golf Course Lincoln $45
Bethel Inn & Country Club Bethel $30 - $68
Arrowhead at Natanis Golf Course Vassalboro $35 - $40
Great Cove Golf Course Roque Bluffs $19
Links at Outlook South Berwick $39 - $76
Salmon Falls Golf Club Hollis $12 - $17
Sugarloaf Golf Club & Resort Kingfield $69 - $95
Caribou Country Club Caribou $18 - $28
Piscataquis Country Club Guilford $12
Palmyra Golf Course Palmyra $25
Houlton Community Golf Course Houlton $12 - $17
Streamside Golf Course Winterport $22
Fort Kent Golf Club Fort Kent $32
Dexter Municipal Golf Club Dexter $14
Nine Hole at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Bangor $11 - $24
Prouts Neck Country Club Scarborough $25
Mingo Springs Golf Course Rangeley $26 - $44
Roy's All Steak Hamburgers & Golf Center - Pine Acres Golf Course Auburn $10 - $21
Foxcroft Golf Club Dover-Foxcroft $34
Rivermeadow Golf Club Westbrook $18
Country Fareways Par-3 Golf Course Bowdoin $16
White Tail Golf Course Charleston $22
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club Belgrade Lakes $75 - $160
North Haven Golf Club North Haven $40
Bar Harbor Golf Course Trenton $40
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