Sugarloaf Golf Course

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.  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 Grill, 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, as well as the Nike Fitting Center. Sugarloaf is also Maine's only location for the world-famous Nike Junior Golf Camps. 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.

Fun Facts

  • The course record is 68 from the championship tees, 69 from the blue tees, and 67 from the white tees.
  • Though golfers regularly drive the green on the par-4 10th, there has been only one hole-in-one ever officially recorded on the hole, in 2009. 
  • 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."

Ratings & Awards

 Golf Digest:  

  • #1 Golf Course in Maine 1985-2009, 2011-2014
  • #45 of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2007
  • #30 of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2005
  • #45 of America's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2003
  • Top 10 Courses in the USA for Memorability and Aesthetics, 1997
  • #1 Upscale Course You Can Play in New England, 1996
  • #23 of the Top 75 Upscale Courses You Can Play in the USA, 1996
  • Top 100 You Can Play in the USA, 1999 

Golfweek:

  • # Golf Course in Maine, 1997, 2017
  • Top 200 Resort Courses, 2016
  • Golfweek's 100 Best Resort Courses, 2007, 2009
  • 41 of America's Best 100 Golf Resorts, 2005
  • #1 Public Course in Maine, 2003
  • #1 Public Course in Maine, 2002

Golf Styles Boston: Top 100 Must Play Courses of New England, 2005

NE Journal of Golf: #1 of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play in New England, 2004, 2003

Links Magazine: #14 of the Hidden Gems that Anyone Can Play, 2000

Golf Digest For Women:

  • Top 100 You Can Play in the USA, 1999
  • #16 of the Best Places to Play in America, 1998 

Golf Magazine:

  • Top 100 Courses You Can Play, 2004, 2002, 2000
  • #1 Course You Can Play in New England, 1998
  • #20 of the Top 100 You Can Play in the USA, 1998

Best of Northeast Golf: Best Overall Courses, 2006 

Boston Magazine: Top 10 Golf Holes in New England (11th Hole), 1996

American Golf Resort Guide:  Top 150 Most Collectible Courses in the World