Sunday River Golf Club – Sunday River’s wide fairways, dynamic green settings, pristine playing conditions and jaw-dropping alpine views combine to form what architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. calls his “mountain golf masterpiece.” Golfweek Magazine has consistently named Sunday River the #1 Course in Maine. 7130 yards, par 72. 18 Championship Drive, Newry. (207) 824-4653.
Point Sebago Golf Resort – Situated on 500 acres of spectacular white birch forest, the par 72, 18-hole course caters to all levels of play. Course length ranges from a challenging 7,002 yards from the back tee to a forgiving 3,200 yards from the forward tee. 261 Point Sebago Road, Route 302, Casco. (207) 655-2747.
Bridgton Highlands Country Club – An enjoyable and challenging 18-hole golf course with great mountain views located in the heart of Maine’s Lakes Region, one hour from Portland and 20 miles from the New Hampshire border. The course has four sets of tees and a maximum length of 6,224 yards.5,795 yards, par 72. 379 Highland Road, Bridgton. (207) 647-3491.
The Bethel Inn — Renowned architect Geoffrey Cornish designed this 18-hole, 6,663 yard, par 72 course to take maximum advantage of the mountain vistas and natural beauty of the area. Tree lined fairways, natural hazards, well-trapped greens and five tee positions make play challenging for golfers of every ability. 21 Broad Street, Bethel. (207) 824-2175.
Mingo Springs Golf Course — Situated in the beautiful Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine, Mingo is best played by angles, not by length. The course, while relatively short, is challenging because it rewards accuracy over power. The front nine is more open than the back, but it’s also much hillier. There is challenging and enjoyable golf to be had at every turn. 6,000 yards, par 70. 43 Country Club Road, Rangeley. (207) 864-5021.
Poland Spring Country Club — When you tee it up at the Poland Spring golf course, you are playing on the same turf where Babe Ruth, Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Harry Vardon, President Taft, Jim Gallagher, Sonny Liston and many more celebrities have played. Fifteen holes have views of the White Mountains. 18 holes, 6,178 yards, par 71. 640 Maine Street, Poland. (207) 998-6002.
Naples Golf and Country Club — An 18 hole golf course in the heart of the Sebago Lake Region, Naples Golf & Country Club was established in 1921 and offers four sets of tees that allows all golfers to choose the length of the course they would like to play. 6,408 yards, par 72. 136 Sebago Road, Naples. 207-693-6424.
Lake Kezar Country Club — Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, this par 72 gem combines a 1924 Donald Ross Design with a 1998 spectacular and breathtaking back nine. The challenge and beauty of the brooks, ponds, stonewalls and majestic Eastern white pines are never ending. 6,010 yards, par 72. 578 Maine St., Lovell. 207-925-2462.
Fairlawn Golf & Country Club — Course yardages vary from 5158 yards to 6800 yards, Par 72. 434 Empire Rd, Poland, off Route 26. (207) 998-4277.
Summit Springs Golf Course — With sweeping views of Mount Washington and Poland Spring, this family-friendly, 9-hole course sits at the crest of Summit Spring Road and has a storied and historic past. It is under new ownership and management with many exciting plans for renovation and restoration. 2,863 yards, par 36. 292 Summit Spring Road. (207) 998-3333.
Province Lake Golf Club — Originally built in 1918 as a 9-hole course along the shores of Province Lake, a second nine was built in 1988, designed by renowned East Coast architect Brian Silva. Although the back nine is shorter than the front, it is a more challenging set of holes based upon tighter fairways, smaller landing areas, and the water hazards that were introduced. 18 holes, 6,343 yards, par 72. 18 Mountain Road, Parsonfield. (207) 793-4040.
Wilson Lake Country Club — In the early 1930’s, golf architect Wayne Stiles created the classic nine-hole layout that sits to this day by the shores of Wilson Lake in picturesque Wilton. The legendary Patty Berg held the Wilson Lake ladies course record for years and once proclaimed this to be “The best nine in Maine”. Weld Road. 3,116 yards, par 35. 320 Weld Road, Wilton. (207) 645-2016.
Frye Island Golf Club — Designed as an 18-hole course by Geoffrey Cornish, the first 9-holes were built in 1972, with land for the second 9 being held for future construction. Two sets of tees allow an individual to play eighteen holes with a different look on each nine. 3,255 yards, par 36. Take Route 302 to Sebago Lake, then take Raymond Cape Road to Ferry Landing. Then take the latest innovation in golf carts – a ferry! (207) 655-3551.
Salmon Falls Country Club — Located just 20 minutes southwest of Portland, this 9 hole, par 36, 2883 yard course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and runs along the beautiful historic section of the Saco River called Indian Cellar. Salmon Falls Road, Hollis. (207) 929-5233.
Apple Valley Golf Course — Lewiston’s only golf course was designed and built in 1960 by Arthur “Stubby” Chapman. The Club House is nearly 200 years old and features a 40-person lounge, snack bar, and pro shop. 9-hole public golf course with 3 different tee setups, 2,500 yards, par 35. 316 Pinewoods Rd, Lewiston. (207) 784-9773.
Norway Country Club — This 9-hole course features 2,909 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Designed by George Dunn in 1929, with its tall pines and hardwoods, this course has something for golfers of all ages. From high on the 1st tee, where one can see the White Mountains, through the signature hole # 5, golfers can test their skill and enjoy the game. 310 Waterford Road, Norway. (207) 743-9840.
Paris Hill Country Club — A public golf course owned and operated by the members and established in 1899, Paris Hill is one of the oldest golf courses in the state of Maine. The 9-hole course is short, tight and challenging, with postage stamp greens, surrounded by grass bunkers and sand traps. They don’t require tee times, but do require good times! 2,400 yards, par 33. 455 Paris Hill Road, Paris. (207) 743-2371.
Turner Highlands Country Club — Turner Highlands Golf Course was built atop rolling hills with scenic resort views centrally located between Lewiston-Auburn and Augusta. 2,980 yards, 36. Rte 117 N. Parish Rd. Turner. (207) 224-7060.
Oakdale Country Club — Established in 1923 and located in the western mountains of Maine, rolling hills offer scenic views and numerous golf challenges for golfers of every level. The membership takes pride in this 9 hole course and welcomes the public to enjoy a round. 13 Country Club Rd., Mexico. (207) 364-3951.