Destinations, Golf

Play 18 Holes at Belgrade Lakes Golf Course, Maine

November 9, 2013 by

Belgrade Lakes

Belgrade Lakes 2nd hole.

Belgrade Lakes is just 10 miles from the state’s capital of Augusta. The region features a chain of freshwater lakes making hiking, kayaking, and fishing favorite pass times.

But there’s no better way to take in the panoramic hills and rustic woodlands of central Maine than playing the golf course at Belgrade Lakes. This course offers an award-winning layout that delivers a unique golfing experience which incorporates the rustic landscape to its utmost advantage.

Belgrade Lakes

Belgrade Lakes 9th hole

Enjoyable Course with Stunning Views

While the Belgrade Lakes Golf Course may not be as challenging as a PGA course, it offers stunning views every bit as beautiful. It is sandwiched between a large lake called Great Pond and another called Long Pond.

It was designed by British golf architect Clive Clark and is thought to offer a forgiving layout that is impeccably groomed. However, dense forest forms deep rough on most holes. Holes are well laid out and feature natural mounding with boulders affecting play more than bunkers.

This course stands alone…literally. There is no clubhouse, no bar, or driving range. It’s one thing – 18 holes of golf and one of the most coveted courses in Maine with a reputation of being challenging but fair.

The course plays to 6,723 yards and a 135 slope rating from the tips. Most golfers do their best from the yellow tees which drop it down to 6,249 yards and a 131 slope rating.

Un-crowded and Pet Friendly

The Belgrade Lakes Golf course is brilliantly un-crowded thanks to tee times at standard 15-minute intervals. The course also welcomes dogs which is a special treat for dog owners.

Overall, this New England course is one to add to your wish list. On your next visit to Maine, make sure to bring your clubs.

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