Local Golf Courses

Lake Kezar Country Club--Until 1998, when the spectacular back nine opened, this popular course consisted of just nine holes. Whether it be the brooks, stonewalls, ponds or the tall pines, there are unique challenges on every hole. Although annual memberships are available, Lake Kezar Country Club is always open to the public. 207-925-2462. http://lakekezargolf.com/index.html

Bethel Inn and Country Club--This 18-hole championship course is carved out of the surrounding rolling forest terrain, taking maximum advantage of the mountain vistas and the area's natural beauty. Five tee positions on every hole. 800-654-0125. http://www.bethelinn.com/

Bridgton Highlands Country Club--One of Maine's finest courses with a variety of challenges for the experienced golfer and solid enjoyment for the less skilled. The fun begins on the first hole which is considered to be one of the region's most demanding as it runs 445 yards between stately maples. 207-647-3491. http://www.bridgtonhighlands.com/

Sunday River Golf Club--Designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. calls Sunday River "one of the most outstanding courses that they have developed."" With wide and forgiving fairways, stunning mountain panaramas and 7,130 yards from the tips, Sunday River is well worth a visit! 207-824-3000. http://www.sundayriver.com/summer/golf

Point Sebago Golf Resort--This par-72 course, located on 500 acres of white birch forest, caters to all levels of golfers. Play the back tees and you have 7,002 yards or choose the front tees which has a more forgiving 3,200 yards. 800-655-1232. http://www.pointsebago.com/golf/golf.html

Poland Spring Country Club--Play the first golf course built at a resort in America. These beautiful fairways have views of the White Mountains and is designed for abilities. 207-998-4351. http://www.polandspringinns.com/

North Conway Country Club--Offering one of the finest golfing experiences in the White Mountain Valley since 1895, the North Conway Country Club has stunning views of Mount Washington and the Presidential ranges. 6,300 yards and each of the 18 holes has 4 tees. 603-356-9391. http://www.northconwaycountryclub.com/

Wentworth Golf Club--This picturesque course, located in Jackson Village, provides outstanding views of the Presidential Range. A full-service facility, opened since 1895, that challenges golfers of all abilities. 603-383-9641. http://www.wentworthgolf.com/