The Samoset Resort


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Samoset Resort Est. 1902

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Samoset Resort's championship course features some of the most spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, with a granite seawall separating the golfer from Bay. This is a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Maine. The tree-lined and open parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

The course was originally designed as a 9-hole layout in 1902, and then rebuilt as an 18-hole course by Robert Elder in 1974. In the early 1990s, Jeffrey Cornish improved many of the holes including 10, 11 and 18. In 2000, Maine architect Bradley Booth was instrumental in redesigning and rebuilding holes 4, 5, 14, 18 and the introduction of the practice area.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

The Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton St,
Rockport, Maine 04856
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 341 1650 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (207) 594 1431
Fax

  +1 (207) 594 0722

Email   info@samoset.com
Website   www.samosetresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Gary Soule (Head Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
Samoset Scoring Schools
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Oceanside (West Penobscot Bay), resort residences and woodland.
 
Designer: Originally a 9-hole course (1902). Rebuilt as an 18-hole course by Robert Elder (1974). Revamped by Brad Booth (2000).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6548 5621 5083
Par 70 71 71
SSS or Slope 70.1 66.8 69.6
 
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How2Get There?

2 mi NE of Rockland / 4 mi S of Rockport / 77 mi NE of Portland, ME.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-June thru' mid-Sept): $130, golf cart included. ($140 from July 22 to Aug 18). Reduced resort guest, 9-hole, junior and twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' early-Nov).  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

For over a century, The Samoset Resort has been considered the premier coastal resort location in Maine, renowned for spectacular and expansive views of Penobscot Bay and distant islands. From the hotel, the soft Camden Hills rise to the east, and the spacious grounds of Jameson Point lie to the west. The resort originally opened as the Bay Point Hotel in 1889, the vision of Francis Cobb II, a well-known entrepreneur of the day. The Bay Point was sold in 1902 to the Ricker family, who developed the property into a grand resort hotel. Hiram Ricker renamed the hotel "The Samoset," after the Pemaquid Chief on the Maine Coast, who was among the first people to greet the Mayflower Pilgrims.

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Published Ranking
2017-18 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in Maine.
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Location

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Latitude: (44.118987)
Longitude: (-69.085851)
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The Samoset Resort on the Ocean AAA 4-Diamond
220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856.
+1 (800) 341 1650 (toll free)
www.samosetresort.com

Just south of Camden, Maine, located between green hills and the blue waters of Penobscot Bay lies the Samoset Resort Hotel. This recently restored legendary landmark, continues a tradition of gracious hospitality and service reminiscent of a bygone age. The 230-acre oceanside resort offers championship golf, excellent dining and luxurious guest rooms. Included in the first-class amenities are: a stunning free form outdoor pool and bar, Italian La Bella Vita Ristorante, Enoteca Lounge, Spa, guest cottages overlooking the ocean and Samoset Kids Club.

Golf at this hotel Samoset
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