Golf at the Castine Golf Club
Golf while enjoying the historic perspective of Castine Harbor's sweeping views. The Castine Golf Course offers a challenging round of golf while taking an unhurried walk through history. The course is open to the public 7 days a week during the summer.
This finely maintained course has been in play for over a century. The current 9-hole par 35 layout was designed by Willie Park, Jr. in 1922. Considered "one of the greatest golf architects of all time;" Park said the Castine course was one of his best. Famous for taking advantage of the natural terrain, Park's design presents nine holes on Windmill Hill across from the Revolutionary War era Fort George and overlooking Castine Harbor and Blue Hill in the distance.
The fairways are generous, and the greens undulate and are usually elevated above the fairways. You will use every club in your bag and wish you had more during a round of golf "as it should be." Sound strategy and uncommon sense will help save a few strokes.
Aim for the flagpole at the back of the blind sixth green to make it to this large putting surface from the fairway below. Reachable in two up a long hill, you'll be rewarded with a magnificent view of Castine Harbor once you make it up to the green.
Hit a club other than the driver from the seventh tee or your ball might fly over the remains of the War of 1812 Battery Gosselin into the woods. The seventh green is known locally as a wicked sloping two-tiered green "in the woods" that can leave balls further from the cup after a putt than when they were stroked. A bogey on seven is good work. Enjoy the view of Wadsworth Cove and Penobscot Bay from this green.
The pace of golf is relaxed. Enjoy your time playing golf in Castine, and then enjoy the rest of historic Castine.
The full-service golf shop, open from 8 AM - 6 PM, located next to the clubhouse, offers a selection of golfing apparel and equipment. Motorized and pull carts are available. There's also a specialty line of clothing and caps bearing the Castine Golf Club emblem. CGC is a soft-spike club. Call 326-8844 for more information.