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Sugarloaf Golf Club: Facts and Figures

Location:  The Sugarloaf Golf Club is located in the heart of Carrabassett Valley, which is surrounded by the 4,000-foot peaks of Maine’s western mountains and lined by the Carrabassett River.  Maine’s largest cities, Portland and Bangor, offer major airport service.  Also, Boston, Massachusetts and Montreal, Canada are only four hours away.  Private aircraft can utilize the Carrabassett Valley airport.

How to contact us: 

General number:   (207) 237-2000                              Reservations:   1-800-THE-LOAF
E-mail:                 info@sugarloaf.com                Web site:          www.sugarloaf.com

About the course:
Par 72                           Distance: 6,910 yards
Ratings by tees:             Blues-74.4; Back Whites-72.3; Front Whites-70; Forward-73.7
Slope ratings by tees:     Blues-151; Back Whites-146; Front Whites-141; Forward-136
By handicap:                  #5 most difficult hole / #10 easiest hole

Tee Times: Call (207) 237-6812 or reserve online at www.sugarloaf.com.  To schedule a tee time with lodging or to inquire about the Sugarloaf Golf Club during the winter months, call 1-800-THE LOAF. 

Facilities:  Strokes Bar and Grille, located in the Clubhouse, serves homemade breakfasts and lunches every day of the season.  The Pro Shop, open daily mid-May through Mid-October from dawn until dusk, offers equipment rentals plus a full line of apparel and accessories.

Programs/Lessons:  The Sugarloaf Golf School has been recognized as one of the Top 30 golf schools in the United States. Programs include beginner weeks, short game tune-up weekends, customized women’s programs and junior golf camps, as well as the Nike Fitting Center.  The practice facilities offer a driving range with designated golf school tees, two short-game areas for pitching and sand wedge practice, and a putting green.

Interesting Facts: 

  • The course record is 68 from the championship tees, 69 from the blue tees, and 67 from the white tees.
  • The 10th tee is 90 vertical feet above the fairway and the 11th tee is 125 feet above.
  • The front and back nines vary by 300 feet in elevation.
  • The greens are Penncross creeping bent grass, the tees are Pen Way creeping bent grass, and the fairways are Penncross, Seaside and Emerald Astoria creeping bent grass.
  • Roughly 100 bat houses, (50 male and 50 female) and 100 swallow houses are around the course.
  • Wildlife includes deer, moose, red-tailed fox, grouse, pileated woodpeckers, black bears, rabbits, broadwing hawks, various species of ducks, Canadian geese, minks and the eastern coyote.
  • The first six holes of the back nine frame the Carrabassett River and were named by Robert Trent Jones Jr. as the "String of Pearls"