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Southern Maine Golf Courses
Maine is a favorite summer destination as visitors flock to our beaches with their favorite lobster rolls in-hand, but we're just as beloved for our golf courses. When the snow starts melting, it's open season for golf in Maine. With more than 100 courses of all types, options are almost limitless.
From lakes and rivers to sites with oceanfront and mountain views, pick the scenery that suits your mood and enhances your game. Visitors in the fall are the recipients of a special treat – some of the most breathtaking fall foliage in the world. Maine is also home to some of the most challenging golf courses in existence, so make sure to pack your A-game! Here are just a few of the best southern Maine golf courses conveniently located near our rental properties:
Biddeford Saco Country Club
101 Old Orchard Road, Saco, ME 04072 • (207) 282-9892
Biddeford-Saco Country Club hosts an 18-hole Donald Ross course, clubhouse, driving range, and practice facility. Straddling the borders of Saco and Old Orchard Beach, the club is one of the most popular in the state, and host of the annual Maine Qualifier. Nearly a century old, but maintained and updated to be every bit as appealing as newer neighbors, the course features 6,192 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Novices or those in need of a few tips can sign up for professional lessons or warm-up at the practice facility where a variety of challenges await, including a practice bunker, green, and 320-yard range. Public guests may reserve tee times 3 days in advance.
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
50 Sugar Maple Lane, Boothbay, ME 04537 • (207) 633-3673
For challenging holes with easy views on the oceanfront, some might say that the choice is a (sea) breeze in Boothbay. Visitors enjoy a classic New England golfing experience across 18 championship holes. Boothbay Region Country Club opened its first 9 holes in 1921 designed by Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek, with a renovation by course architect Bruce Hepner and expansion to the full 18 holes in 1999. Today, the world-class facility boasts a 5-star restaurant, sports bar, a pro shop, luxury locker rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. The 6,466-yard, par 71 course features four luxury comfort stations along the way.
Brunswick Golf Club
165 River Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 • (207) 725-8224
Since 1898, Brunswick Golf Club has been welcoming golfers to Midcoast Maine. The highly walkable course features tree-lined fairways and immaculate greens. The original 9 holes were designed by Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek in 1921. In 1968, Geoffrey Cornish constructed an additional 9 holes that became the front nine. The 6,600-yard course is a par 72. Brunswick Golf Club offers private lessons and an on-site pro shop.
Cape Arundel Golf Club
19 River Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 • (207) 967-3494
The well-groomed links-style course of the Cape Arundel Golf Club speaks to the history of the region as much as the tradition of the game. This private club welcomes public play on the 18-hole, 5,881-yard Walter Travis design with small greens, rolling terrain, and tidal creeks. The club's golf shop offers all equipment needs as well as personal Instruction. Established in 1896, Cape Arundel Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Maine. The club was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Cape Arundel's rustic clubhouse, 41 House, overlooks the Kennebunk River. It is named in honor of the club’s most illustrious member and the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
Cape Neddick Country Club
650 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902 • (207) 361-2011
The southern coast of Maine may be at its most scenic when it frames the grounds of the Cape Neddick Country Club. Nestled among seaside woodlands, the club offers private and public golfing lessons for any skill level, an on-site pub, driving range, and pro shop as well as 18-holes of semi-private coastal golfing. Course architect Donald Ross designed the original 9 holes with Brian Silva conceiving the additional 9 holes nearly 100 years later to complete 6,257 yards of golf from the longest tees at a par of 70. Tee times are available to the public up to seven days in advance whenever space is available.
Dunegrass Golf Club
200 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 • (207) 934-4513
One of the newest southern Maine golf courses, Dunegrass has fast become a favorite of residents and visitors alike. This 18-hole Dan Maples design is a par 72, 6,644-yard course covering more than 300 acres of scenic wooded coastal terrain featuring streams, hillsides, undulations, and rock croppings. Facilities include a newly renovated clubhouse, on-site restaurant, and event space.
Dutch Elm Golf Course
5 Brimstone Road, Arundel, ME 04046 • (207) 282-9850
Dutch Elm Golf Course offers public course with 18 holes of championship golf designed by Lucien Bourque across 6,244 yards. Private lessons are available from a PGA instructor, and the on-site pro shop provides all the essentials. Dutch Elm offers an affordable, well-maintained, classic golfing experience with stunning scenery and a perfectly centralized location in the heart of southern Maine's coastal region.
The Ledges Golf Club
1 Ledges Drive, York, ME 03909 • (207) 351-3000
The award-winning Ledges Golf Club in York is consistently acknowledged as one of the best public golf courses in New England and the nation – even though it's a relative newcomer. Course architect William Bradley Booth designed The Ledges with both challenge and beauty in mind, and the result is an unrivaled experience on the Maine Seacoast. Enjoy 18 holes on just under 7,000 where fast, undulating greens meet rocky outcroppings and expansive vistas. On-site clinics are available, as well as private and group lessons.
The Links at Outlook
310 Portland Street, Berwick, ME 03901 • (207) 384-4653
The Links at Outlook brings Scottish tradition to New England for a truly unique links-style golfing experience. Golf World Magazine's Architect of the Year (1999), Brian Silva, designed the championship course around 140 acres of undulating bent grass, rolling dunes and scattered bunkers. This is a par 71 course, measuring 6,500 yards. The Links at Outlook hosts Nike Junior Golf Camps, adult clinics, and lessons for beginners to seasoned pros. Visitors will also find a driving range and tavern on property.
Old Marsh Country Club
445 Clubhouse Road, Wells, ME 04090 • (207) 251-4653
Old Marsh Country Club is a semi-private, 18 hole, championship course designed by Brian Silva in the tradition of legendary golf course architects, C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Opened in 2008, Old Marsh quickly ranked as one of the Top 10 New Golf Courses in the nation by Golf Magazine, and is regularly featured by New England Golf Monthly as one of the Top 25 Courses in the area. The course is a par 72 on 6,523 yards, situated on coastal landscapes near the Webhannet River and just minutes from the ocean. The challenging layout demands strategy, especially as you reach the seventh hole!
Riverside Golf Course
1158 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103 • (207) 797-3524
Owned and operated by the City of Portland, Riverside Golf Course is a unique facility featuring three classic layouts beside the Presumpscot River for a diverse, picturesque golfing experience. Choose from an 18-hole course, a 9-hole course, and a 3-hole practice course. Riverside is also home to on-site dining, private and group lessons and clinics for all ages, and an original FootGolf course. During the winter months, Riverside is a great place for outdoor fun of a different variety, when ice rinks and cross-country ski trails take over for the season.
Toddy Brook Golf Course
925 Sligo Road, North Yarmouth, ME 04097 • (207) 829-5100
Right in the middle of the best in southern Maine, Toddy Brook Golf Course is a beautiful public 18-hole championship golf course. The front nine holes were designed and built in 2002 with the back nine opening a few years later, completing the course, which measures at just over 6,200 yards. With rolling hills, dramatic elevation changes, plenty of water, and exquisite greens, many consider this to be a must-play hidden gem! Toddy Brook offers PGA-certified instruction for golfers of all ages and abilities, and the facilities (with driving range, practice green, pro shop, and cafe) regularly host tournaments, leagues, and scrambles.
Willowdale Golf Club
52 Willowdale Road, Scarborough, ME 04074 • (207) 883-9351
Established in 1924, Willowdale Golf Club borders the Scarborough salt marshes and the riverfront. The beloved facility offers classic golf at affordable prices, as well as a contemporary clubhouse and pro shop with all the modern amenities. Masures 5,980 yards of play from the longest tees for a par of 70, but the scenery of this natural setting is immeasurable.
Webhannet Golf Club
26 Golf Club Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043 • (207) 967-2061
Kennebunk's Webhannet course is an 18-hole par 71 course spanning 6,100 yards from the blue tees. The front nine is a par 35 hosting what is said to be three of the toughest par-3's in the state of Maine. Notable features include tidal-fed water hazards, serpentine fairways, strategic sand traps and combination bent grass-blue grass greens with subtle breaks Webhannet is a semi-private golf club that welcomes vacationing guests from mid-April through mid-October.