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The Samoset Resort

220 Warrenton St,

Rockport, Maine 04856

  • Office

    +1 (800) 341 1650 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (207) 594 1431
  • Fax

    +1 (207) 594 0722
  • Golf pro

    Gary Soule (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Samoset Scoring Schools

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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6548
5621
5083
Par
70
71
71
SSS or slope
70.1
66.8
69.6

Location

Latitude:

44.118987

Longitude:

-69.085851

How to get there:

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

The Samoset Resort

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1902

Samoset Resort is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in Maine.The layout features spectacular views of Penobscot Bay, with a raft of holes played directly alongside the water's edge. 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 and 18, and the introduction of the practice area.

Stay&Play at Samoset Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' early-Nov).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-June thru early Sept): resort guest $120, outside visitor $140. Early-July thru mid-Aug: $125/$150. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in Maine.

Where2Stay

  • The Samoset Resort on the OceanAAA 4-Diamond

    220 Warrenton St, Rockport, ME 04856.

    +1 (800) 341 1650 (toll free)

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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