By Alice and Danny Scott

Boothbay Harbor Country Club in Maine extends its membership privileges to guests of Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Resort.

The pristinely conditioned course and attentive service with caddies combine with stunning views of the harbor region. Carts traverse babbling brooks, rattling over wooden bridges with granite outcroppings and pines that frame each fairway as the course challenges shot making of every variety. After golf, become the gallery and enjoy lunch or drinks at Over the Ledge, connected to the stately clubhouse, awarded one of the best architectural designs in New England.

Samoset Golf Course takes advantage of its coastal position with water views from most holes. The signature number 4, par 5 is outlined by the ocean with the Rockland Breakwater and lighthouse beyond. The back nine begins with a different water view with a peninsula green, fountains and woods through 13, then more ocean views through the finish for a visually inspiring course.

Sebasco Harbor’s 9- hole course begins with an original hole from the 1920s, very straight forward followed by a tough par 3 shot on number 2 to a matchbox size green over water that changes with the flow of the tide from Casco Bay’s inlet. Rock formations surround tee boxes while towering pines guard the fairways through the hills and valleys of Sebasco.

In this ominous and chaotic time of world history when everything is in question, it is the memories of places like Coastal Maine that calm us. We fondly remember the fresh breeze blowing in off the pebbled beaches as dogs chase balls and children lick ice cream cones. Coastal Maine delivers tranquility with a slice of American pie, serving up coastal contentment. We look forward to returning to the golf and shore of Coastal Maine to make new memories which is now everything. More