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8 Golf Courses in & Near York Maine

Among the many exciting activities to explore when visiting York, Maine, the high-quality golf courses in the area are a huge perk. York itself is home to multiple popular golf and sporting clubs, but you can also find more in the surrounding towns and cities by venturing out just a few miles.

For golf enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than hitting the green in a place as scenic and inviting as Maine. Here are a few of York’s most sought-after golf clubs as well as some incredible options in the surrounding area.

  1. York Golf & Tennis Club (Private)
  2. York Par-3 Golf Course (Public)
  3. The Ledges Golf Club (Public)
  4. The Links at Outlook (Public)
  5. Cape Neddick Country Club (Semi-Private)
  6. Wentworth by the Sea Country Club (Private)
  7. Merriland Farm (Public)

York Golf & Tennis Club (Private)

Designed and built in 1923 by known golf course architect Donald Ross, York Golf & Tennis Club is a must-visit for avid golfers. The views of the York River along this full 18-hole course will leave you speechless, and there are plenty of practice areas available for visitors of all ages and levels.

If you prefer a game of tennis, the courts at York Golf & Tennis Club are in peak condition and perfect for a spirited game of singles or doubles. Once you’re done for the day, grab a delicious meal and refreshing beverage at the onsite bar and grill.

York Par-3 Golf Course (Public)

York Par-3 Golf Course is convenient to central York and is a public course, making it more accessible to many of York’s visitors.

The grounds of York Par-3 Golf Course are immaculately kept, and this 9-hole par-3 course makes for a satisfying experience for golf lovers. Additionally, some of York’s best restaurants, bars, and breweries are accessible within minutes after your day of golfing is complete.

The Ledges Golf Club (Public)

Golfers from all over the country come to play at The Ledges Golf Club, located roughly five miles from the center of York near the Highland Farm Preserve. Since this course is bordered on all sides by state-protected parks and lush greenery, it makes for a gorgeous view as you explore the club’s 18-hole course.

William Bradley Booth, a well-known golf course architect, built the green at The Ledges Golf Club in 1998. This course is considered to be slightly more challenging than some others in the area, making it the perfect destination for an upper intermediate or advanced golfer.

The Links at Outlook (Public)

The Links at Outlook Golf Course is located in South Berwick, just a few miles inland from York. The course is surrounded by greenery on three sides and is known for its lovely views along its 18 holes.

Golf lovers will enjoy the well-kept grounds and the adaptable skill level of the course. And the Outlook Tavern on-site is well-known for its delicious food and top-notch service.

Cape Neddick Country Club (Semi-Private)

A few miles south of Ogunquit is Cape Neddick Country Club, which is nestled among the dense greenery just inland of Shore Road near Bald Head. If you’re traveling from York, you should be able to reach Cape Neddick Country Club in less than 15 minutes.

Regular visitors to this course report that while the first 9 holes of the 18-hole lineup are an easy start, the last 9 pose a challenge that will thrill advanced golfers. Multiple elevation changes throughout the course also make Cape Neddick Country Club an interesting visit for golfers of all levels.

Wentworth by the Sea Country Club (Private)

Originally built in 1897, Wentworth by the Sea Country Club is one of the East Coast’s older country clubs and golf courses. Several well-respected architects had a hand in the designing and building of this course over several decades, including George Wright, Donald Ross, and Brian Silva.

The stunning views of the coastline and the native Maine trees are a highlight for many of this club’s visitors. The more you visit Wentworth by the Sea, the better you’ll understand the course’s unique layout and specific challenges. Though this club is located in New Hampshire, it can be reached from York in roughly 20 minutes.

Merriland Farm (Public)

Merriland Farm is a popular public golf course in Wells, Maine, 18 miles north of York. The grounds of Merriland Farm are stunningly gorgeous, located along rolling hills that were once farmland. The drive from York to the course is equally noteworthy, with oceanside views along US-1 all the way.

This par-3 golf course was first established in 1993 and has been family-owned and operated since the beginning. Beginners and advanced golfers alike can enjoy the simplicity and effectiveness of this course. The scenic Merriland River runs through the course, adding to its quaint sensibility.

Explore Maine Course by Course

There are so many ways to explore everything that York has to offer, and working your way through the area’s golf courses is just one example. If you love to golf, you won’t be disappointed by the variety of options in and around York.

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