For many, booking a vacation also means booking some time on the golf course. Maine is home to a number of phenomenal courses, and if you’re a golfing enthusiast, Boothbay Harbor is a fantastic place to visit. The courses local to the Boothbay Harbor area feature rolling hills, challenging holes and beautiful surroundings.
The easiest course to get to when you’re staying in Boothbay is the Boothbay Country Club. Located on Country Club Road, this 18 hole course features a small creek, rolling hills, and a beautiful green. The Boothbay Country Club also has a restaurant, The Grille Room, that offers both inside and outside dining. Rates are $95 before 1pm — $75 after 1pm — $55 Twilight (4 hours before sunset) and include a cart. It is highly recommended that you call and reserve a tee time, 207-633-6085
About 30 minutes from Boothbay Harbor at 822 Townhouse Rd in Whitefield, is the Sheepscot Links course. This course is 9 holes, and features a number of water holes, elevated tees, and an average 4000 sq. ft. greens. The Sheepscot Links course is a bit more bare bones than the Boothbay Country Club, but is much less expensive: 9 holes at $15 and $24 for 18 holes. This price does not include a cart. You can reserve a tee time by calling 207-549-7060.
Further up the coast from Boothbay Harbor is the Wawenock Country Club in Walpole. This course, also about a 30 minute drive from Boothbay Harbor, has been in operation since 1928. Another beautiful course, Wawenock has 9 holes spread over wide open green spaces and rolling hills boarded with pines. A bar and grill is on the premises and open daily during the season. Rates are: $20 for 9 holes or $30 for 18. Call (207) 563-3938 to reserve a tee time.
Finally, if you’re up for a bit of a drive, the Samoset Resort at 220 Warrenton Street in Rockport is about an hour from Boothbay Harbor. The Samoset features a challenging course that is bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean. This 100 year old course is very popular, and reserving tee times is highly recommend. Prices range from $85 – $140 for 18 holes including cart, depending on the time of year. To check on prices and/or to reserve a tee time, call 207-594-1431
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or pro golfer, there are a number of options within easy driving distance of Boothbay Harbor, and within Boothbay itself! Most courses open in May and close late October, weather permitting. If you are arriving in the region either early or later in the season and would like to play golf, it’s always worth a shot calling the course, since as is the case with much in Maine, the length of the season often depends on the weather.
If you don’t want to schlep your clubs with you on vacation, don’t worry. All of the mentioned courses provide rentals, for an added fee.