Golf, Pub, Events…what could be bad about that?

The Meadows Golf Club is a fine golf course, one of our favorites. They listed the following position today… Sounds like it would be a great, fun place to work!

Are you passionate about golf and the golf business?
Do you have more energy than the sun?
Are you so organized that you annoy your friends?

Then read on because the perfect role for you may be waiting at The Meadows Golf Club!

The Meadows is looking for a full-time, year-round Guest & Event Guru. In other words, we need a right-hand person to partner with the new owner as he builds an exciting golf course/pub/entertainment venue in Litchfield.


New ownership group making improvements to Penobscot Valley Country Club

penobscot valley ccThe new owners of the Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono continue to make improvements to the course as the 2018 golf season gets underway. The course has been open for two weeks and the full 18 holes are in play with riding carts available.

Kevin McCarthy is the new majority owner after purchasing it from Harris Golf Inc. His management company, Resurrection Golf, is operating PVCC and handling the upgrades.


Seasonal Golf Jobs Starting to List

We’ll do our best to find and list Golf Jobs in Maine as they become available… To add your job listing, please send to

Seasonal Golf Shop Attendant/Staff — Golf Club in Scarborough, Maine is looking for a Seasonal Golf Shop Attendant/Staff.

Full-time 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent — Country Club in Cape Neddick, Maine is looking for a Full-time 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Seasonal Retail Golf Shop Attendant / Outside Golf Operations Staff — Golf Club in Rockport, Maine is looking for a Seasonal Retail Golf Shop Attendant / Outside Golf Operations Staff.

Seasonal Golf Shop Attendant/ Bagroom — Golf Club in Northeast Harbor, Maine is looking for a Seasonal Golf Shop Attendant/ Bagroom.

The Golf of Maine News for February 8, 2018

Aerial view of beautiful new clubhouse at BBHCC, recently recognized by Golf Inc Magazine as one of the best designed, new clubhouses in the world

President George Herbert Walker Bush to receive ASGCA Donald Ross Award — This award, given annually since 1976, is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the game of golf and the profession of golf course architecture. It will be presented to Bush in April as part of the 2018 ASGCA Annual Meeting in Houston.

Sale of Ocean Gate Resort signals confidence in Boothbay economy — Our hunch is that Paul Coulombe’s huge investment in the Boothbay Harbor Country Club provided the confidence required for Thad Paul to make the purchase.

Sunday River golf course appeals tax case to state — Newry Holdings purchased the Sunday River Country Club golf course last year, although original owner Harris Golf has contested the sale.

Golf Lessons — Seacoast United Maine is proud to now offer golf lessons throughout the year inside the Topsham Indoor Arena.

Injury forces Husson’s Mazurek to hang up baseball cleats, dust off his golf clubs — Unlike many, Mazurek had options, and quickly turned a negative into a positive, trading in his cleats and dusting off his golf bag in an attempt to resurrect his college athletic career.

Assistant Superintendent, Augusta Country Club  An 18 hole private facility with 2 Har-Tru tennis courts and a beach facility located in Manchester, Maine. This is a possible year round position for the right candidate. There is a seasonal apartment/housing available if needed from April-November. Apply at link.

Head Golf Coach (Fall Season) Southern Maine Community College — SMCC Athletics is looking for a head golf coach.  This is a part time stipend position. Apply at link.

Youth camp proposed for Livermore golf course — Sadly, we’ve removed the 9-hole Maple Lane Golf Course from our Course Directory.

The Golf Industry Show — The biggest trade show for those who make the course playable is this week. Get regular updates via posts from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Facebook page by clicking link.

Profile Ken Raynor, Former Cape Arundel Golf Pro  — Ken recently co-authored a book titled, “I Call Him ‘Mr. President’ – Stories of Golf, Fishing, and Life with My Friend George H.W. Bush.”  He teamed up with morning radio show host Michael Patrick Shiels and published the book in 2017. He said he felt like writing the book was second nature to him because of the nearly 40 years the families have known each other.

Players to mic-up during Perth’s World Super 6 — A better headline might be, Golf Attempts to Get Louder than Crickets.

The eight absolute worst things about playing golf solo — From date-crashing to having no witnesses, golf provides many reasons to avoid heading to the course by one’s self.

Man sues after claiming angry neighbor whacked him with a golf club — The perils of inner city golf…

The 10 best golf scenes in non-golf films — As we’re all still hibernating for a few more weeks, at least, we offer this diversion…

Meanwhile, we pretend the golf ball is Punxsutawney Phil’s head…

The Golf of Maine News for June 2, 2017

The Golf of Maine News for May 24, 2017

Lightning Strikes 13th Green – “Looks like God got a hole in one on 13!” [Click image for story]

Spector among 10 MPA Hall of Excellence inductees — Abby Spector broke new ground for women’s golf in Maine, winning the first of her seven state amateur championships at age 15, and now is the teaching pro at Riverside Golf Course in Portland.

5 Cultural Controls of Golf Course Maintenance — The author’s explanation of cultural controls is rather simple: manipulation of the growing environment. Or, more specifically, manipulating the growing environment using a variety of management techniques.

ASU’s Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women’s golf title — We caught the tail-end of this very exciting match. “In a stunning turnaround at Rich Harvest Farms, Vaughn made up a four-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and a lot of help from Wake Forest sophomore Jennifer Kupcho, who led the entire final round until a triple bogey on the 17th hole.”

15-year-old golfer advances through US Open local qualifier — Akshay Bhatia is like a lot of 15-year-olds. He’s growing taller, growing into his body. He has braces. He fiddles with his phone. But Bhatia isn’t a typical 15-year-old on the golf course.

U.S. Open Qualifying Three Weeks Out — Here’s a comprehensive look at the Exemptions List. Tour completes first test of range finders — The first of four test events allowing players to use distance-measuring devices during competition on the Tour was held last week with largely positive, albeit incomplete, feedback from players and fans.

DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at Colonial, has missed three of his last four cuts. The exception was a tie for 11th in the Masters.

Our playing partner remarked yesterday that Jordan Spieth seems to never have recovered from his debacle on the 12th Hole at the 2016 Masters. This caused us to go back and watch it again. Golf is a mental game…

The Golf of Maine News for May 18, 2017

Gavin Dugas teeing off at the 2017 NCAA DIII Championship on May 17, 2017. (Photo by Mike Dugas)

Men’s Golf Places 36th at the 2017 NCAA Championship, Dugas Makes the Cut  Husson’s sophomore Gavin Dugas made the cut as an individual after carding a 148 (72-76), becoming the first golfer in program history to make the cut since Husson joined the NCAA in 2004.

Dugas, Clark, Flynn, Plourde among MSGA scholarship winners — Eric Dugas of Pittsfield, Seth Clark of Seal Cove, Hunter Flynn of Presque Isle and Bailey Plourde of Newcastle are among 13 high school seniors who have earned college scholarships from the Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund.

Golf Retail Sales Associate — DICK’S Sporting Goods is seeking a part-time golf sales associate in the Golf Department to join our team in South Portland.

When golf goes to Washington — A golf course is not a massage parlor, hot-tub facility or tanning salon. And yet, since at least the early 1980s, the federal government and specifically the tax code has in fact done just that.

So You Want to Establish a Handicap Index… What’s Next? — Welcome to the club! In order to establish a Handicap Index, a player must first join a licensed golf club. A licensed golf club doesn’t have to be a private golf club or a “green grass” facility.

RELATED: Handicap Chair Occupies Important Seat at the Table — A club’s handicap chair serves as an advocate for golfers while making sure scores are fairly and accurately posted.

659 Venues Spanning 43 Countries Around the Globe To Host Women’s Golf Day Events on June 6 — Is your club participating? Only one location in Maine, Bucksport Golf Club at this date. View the map.

10 Gorgeous Golf Courses For Sale — Have you ever dreamed of owning your own golf course? Well, now’s your chance. For just a small fee, you can turn your dream into reality. Here are 10 notable golf courses currently for sale across the United States.

Playing Golf on Acid with Hunter S. Thompson — George Plimpton, Hunter S. Thompson and this other guy, and one of them has a shotgun in his bag.

Shotgun Start Gets a New Meaning