Play golf while enjoying historic Castine’s sweeping views
The Castine golf course offers a challenging round at a relaxed pace appropriate for all skill levels. The course is open 7 days a week from May 1st to October 31st to members and the public. Lessons and Clinics are available daily.
The full-service golf shop, located next to the Clubhouse, offers a selection of apparel and equipment. Please call for golf shop hours. Motorized and pull carts are available. CGC is a soft-spike club.
Please call us to schedule a lesson.
Lessons & Clinics
Programs for members and non-members of all ages.
Greens, guest, and storage fees for members and non-members.
Exciting events for members & non-members
Founded in 1897 and one of the oldest clubs in Maine, Castine Golf Club still poses a new challenge for golfers in each season. The course was originally known as Castine Golf Grounds, with the initial routing mostly in and around Fort George, on both sides of Wadsworth Cove Road. The current routing was designed in 1921 by two-time British Open champion, Willie Park, Jr.
Castine offers a mix of links-style and parkland holes and features golf in its purest form: rough and rugged, with undulating fairways and greens. The course offers several glimpses of Penobscot Bay, and magnificent views of the harbor and town. The sizable greens at Castine will test one’s skill; and the variety of rough and fairway shots will test one’s patience. Wind is almost always a factor, with the prevailing winds coming out of the southwest during peak months. Playing at nearly 3000 yards and with a par of 35, it is a wonderful course to walk.
The challenge of the course changes during the year, as the course one finds in the spring plays dramatically different than the summer, and autumn brings again a different course with its own set of questions. Still, no matter when they visit the course, players will leave looking forward to the next time they are able to return.
The sixth hole perhaps best encapsulates the Castine experience of being “under the elms and by the sea.” Players commence from a tee box shaded by large elm trees alongside picturesque Court Street, then take aim for the tall flagpole set close behind the sixth green in order to navigate the blind uphill approach and reach the large, contoured green. Having safely reach the putting surface, they are rewarded with a magnificent view of Castine Harbor.
Looking forward, the Castine Golf Club’s Board and its members are committed to a sensitive restoration of this historically significant Downeast gem. The improvements, which will be phased in over the next few years, will be in keeping with the spirit of Mr. Park’s initial design and will help preserve the course for the next century. We invite you to come join us under the elms and by the sea.
Noah Tapley - PGA Certified Professional
Noah Tapley is a class A PGA Professional who attended Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and graduated with a degree in business management. Noah has over 15 years of experience with golf instruction and the golf industry. He is certified in golf instruction by the PGA, TPI certified, and GolfPsych certified.
Jeff Wiley - Course Superintendent
GCSAA affiliated Superintendent. Jeff Wiley comes to Castine Golf Club with over 15 years of experience in the golf course maintenance and green industries. His Grandfather was an irrigation technician and assistant to the Superintendent at a prominent golf course where Jeff commonly accompanied him to work as a young child. Jeff mostly grew up in the Midcoast, Maine area where he worked his way up through the ranks at Rockland Golf Club in Rockland, Maine.
He attended Rutgers University in New Jersey to complete his turf-management education in 2007 while interning at a high-end, private golf club. Jeff has worked in a golf course management role at three Northeastern courses which underwent renovations including Breakfast Hill Golf Club (Greenland, NH) and Manchester Country Club (Bedford, NH). His dog, Bailey, has accompanied Jeff on the golf course for 12 years and works to keep the avian nuisances off of playing surfaces to mitigate damage they can cause.