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Golf season has hit Maine

Even though the winter was pretty mild this year compared to years past, finally we've reached the point in the year where there's no powder left on the ground in Maine and it's safe to clean off the clubs and hit the links. Sure, the ground may still be soggy, but as soon as green can be seen again, golf enthusiasts and even casual players squeeze in a round of 9, 18, or a driving range session as soon as possible.

And with the annual PGA Masters Tournament currently being played at the time of writing, the golf bug has bit players even more (which is completely different than being bit by bugs while golfing -- quite possibly the most annoying thing ever).

Maine has over 100 courses to choose from

According to a 2020 article published in GOLF Magazine, Maine has a total of 132 golf courses to choose from. As with any area in the country, some courses are much better than others, whether it's the ease or difficulty of the course, maintenance of the grounds, and just overall popularity.

With the weather warming up and Mainers wanting to get out and about more in general, we polled Mainers on their favorite golf courses to play a round at and why.

22 of the Best Golf Courses in Maine According to Maine Golfers

Looking for a place to sneak in a round of 18? Check out these Mainer-approved golf courses!

Speaking of Maine golf courses, this one in Northern Maine is for sale

For some, owning a golf course is a fantasy. Well, there's a 9-hole course in Northen Maine that could make that fantasy come true.

Listed by Key Realty is Long Lake Country Club. The course, clubhouse and bar and grill are for sale for the asking price of $875,000. Who is ready to their golf dreams come true?