Best golf courses: Portland, ME

Portland, ME: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2011)
Portland, ME
Ross, Donald

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(Closed in 2011)

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Portland, ME

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Donald Ross

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Clark, Clive

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Visitors welcome

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Portland, ME

Designer

Clive Clark

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Travis, Walter

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Portland, ME

Designer

Current layout designed by Walter Travis (1921).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Maples, Dan

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Visitors welcome

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Portland, ME

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Dan Maples
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Myshrall, C. Lennie

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Portland, ME

Designer

C. Lennie Myshrall in consultation with Geoffrey Cornish.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Leeds, Herbert

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Portland, ME

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Original 9-holes designed by Herbert C. Leeds (1891-96). Course extended to 18-holes (1920). Also credited with design inputs over the years: club member Waldron Bates, pro Shirley Liscomb, and golf course architect Donald Ross (1926).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Booth, Brad

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Portland, ME

Designer

William Bradley "Brad" Booth

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Ross, Donald

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Portland, ME

Designer

Originally designed by Donald Ross (1915) and restored by Brian Silva (2008).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Silva, Brian

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Portland, ME

Designer

Brian Silva

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Portland, ME
Stiles, Wayne

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Private club

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Portland, ME

Designer

Original 18-hole course designed by Wayne Stiles (1924).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Elder & Booth

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Visitors welcome

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Portland, ME

Designer

Originally a 9-hole course (1902). Rebuilt as an 18-hole course by Robert Elder (1974). Revamped by Brad Booth (2000).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Portland, ME

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Robert Trent Jones Jr

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Portland, ME
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Portland, ME

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).

Who's Who:
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.

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Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
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