Birdie! Golfing in Midcoast Maine
Midcoast Maine is aesthetically pleasing, chock-full of outdoor adventures by land and sea, and home to some of the most charming golf courses on the East Coast. Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water’s Edge, home to unparalleled Wiscasset Maine hotels, across the bridge from the prettiest historic village in Maine on Davis Island. Dwell in our breathtaking inn or one of our suites and cottages on your next Midcoast escape. We have three memorable courses to share in the area as well as some etiquette tips and golf swing tricks.
Where to Golf in Maine
With dozens of local courses to choose from, it was challenging to determine which three are worth a visit from afar. In the end, these three unique and dissimilar locales stood out: Bath Golf Club, Boothbay Country Club, and Sebasco Harbor Golf Club. All three are within 23 miles of our charming cottages and rooms.
Bath Golf Club
There are many luxurious, spotless golf clubs in Midcoast Maine—Bath Golf Club is not one of them. This surprising hidden gem blows away the competition because of its quiet landscape and historic allure. This secluded 18-hole course, founded in 1932, rests on a stunning, rolling farmland northwest of the shipbuilding town of Bath. After 18 holes, rock in a wooden chair on the 1850s clubhouse deck. Bath is equally gorgeous during fall foliage as it is on a sunny summer afternoon. Located 15 miles from Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water’s Edge, you won’t want to miss the serenity of the Bath Golf Club.
Boothbay Country Club
Nearly twice the price as Bath, Boothbay Country Club is arguably Maine’s #1 country club. Boothbay, an easy 10-mile drive south from our Wiscasset Maine hotels, has fresh, navy blue ponds, pristine fairways, and a first-rate clubhouse with three restaurants. Unique waterways snake through the course, creating challenging yet picturesque golf shots. Boothbay is known for its ocean breezes and stunning vistas, the Boothbay Country Club has superb caddie services, private lessons, and delectable cuisine. Paul’s Steakhouse has upscale dining with views of the rolling forested hillside. Grille 19 and Over the Ledge offers modest dining and drinks for those aiming to save money for that next round of golf.
Sebasco Harbor Golf Club
Sebasco Harbor Golf Club is the furthest drive from our private paradise, but it’s worth the trek. This popular nine-hole course weaves through tall aspen and ash trees. Many of the holes, including the scenic par 3 2nd hole, are on the water’s edge overlooking Casco Bay. The bent grass fairways and distinctively-shaped greens make Sebasco one of Maine’s toughest courses.
Tips and Tricks
Remember to purchase a divot repair tool and use it every time your ball leaves a mark on a green. A lot of novices don’t realize the massive difference golf gloves and shoes can make. The glove provides a better grip of the club, while the shoes prevent slippage. It’s never a bad idea to loosen before a round by hitting a small bucket of balls on the driving range—you can practice keeping your head down to avoid topping the golf ball. Please don’t, under any circumstances, drive on greens and tees. Tee off with an iron if you’re having issues controlling your driver.
Wiscasset Maine Hotels
A Midcoast Maine golf getaway is precisely what your group needs and our lodging, just over the bridge from the Wiscasset Village, is central to the area’s best golf courses. Stay in The Inn Hotel for a convenient, peaceful night overlooking the Sheepscot River. The Lodge Hotel Suites have ideal harbor views, kitchenettes, and spacious living rooms. Soak in a whirlpool, unwind next to the fireplace, and rest in a private sunroom in our tourist-favorite and family friendly cottages. Fall is fast approaching, so book a week at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water’s Edge before we fill up—you don’t want to miss North America’s best fall foliage.