Golf Magazine Names Top 5 Courses In Maine
The Maine golf season is short in comparison to warmer climates, but nevertheless, there are plenty of great golf courses to play here in Maine.
Golf Magazine has named their top 5 Maine courses.
Here's their list
1) Sunday River
5) Kebo Valley
All great courses and I have luckily played them all. The Samoset is my personal favorite out their list of 5. Some great views and holes that line the Atlantic Ocean. And if you play it in the fall, the colors are amazing.
As far as Central Maine, here are a few of my favorite Public Courses to play that are close to my hometown of Augusta.
Natanis Vassalboro, ME
Probably my favorite in the Augusta/Waterville area. It started out as a 9 hole course in July of 1965. Natanis went to 18 holes in the early 70's and now is 36 holes of great golf. Run by the Browne family who have deep ties to the area. Highly recommended by me, if you have never played it.
Springbrook Leeds, Me
Conveniently located about half way between Augusta and Lewiston, Springbrook is always a fun play and one of my favorites. It is pretty long and quite hilly, so a cart might be a good idea. The greens always seem to be in great shape at Springbrook.
The Meadows Golf Club Litchfield Maine
A relatively new course but a fun play. This 18 hole public course is fairly short in length, but still challenging due to narrow fairways. If you hit it right in the fall, four people can play 18 holes in about 3 hours on a weekday.
Western View Augusta, Me
A nice little 9 hole course in Eastern Augusta. It's where I learned to play as a kid. The course has undergone some serious upgrades over the years, including adding water/ irrigation making the fairways much nicer. The greens seem to always be rolling good at Western View. Great little clubhouse, too, with a good staff and great food.
Those are just a few of my favorites around the Augusta area. There are hundreds of golf courses around the State. With fall just around the corner, we are coming up to the best time of year to beat the crowds and get out and enjoy a round.
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