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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6359 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.6

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.5
7 Reviews (7)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Nothing Great, I wouldn't play again or recommend.

Tee boxes and fairways in OK shape, greens were like putting on wet cement. Very hard holes, and the hard, dry rough made it even harder. Slight slice/slight hook=woods. By the 8th hole i realized it wasn't worth taking a good ball out of the bag. Pin placements on some holes were crazy, almost if a pro tournament was going to be there. But this course certainly isn't hosting a pro tournament. Course is very congested, some tee boxes very close to each other, greens close to tee boxes, and fairways near fairways. Watch out on the cart path from hole 2 to 3, as there are overgrown prickers on it. We were driving along and one hit me on my arm. I think a lot of the people staying at the hotels right near the course get suckered into playing it. Don't be another victim of Sable Oaks.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Only played the front but good track!

Played this track on Monday for the first time and the back nine was closed due to aerifications which was no big deal since they let us play the front 9 twice for a 9-hole rate. This course is tough though, rough is high and shaping the ball off the tee is a must...from the back 2 sets of tees at least. I really enjoyed the par-3's here, lots of change of elevation and overall a good, fun memorable course. Only wish it had some better deals as it can get a little pricey at times.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Short, tight, and difficult

Me and my friends drove from New York City to visit Portland and overall I think the 5 hour plus drive was worth it.

We played on a holiday weekend but the course never seemed too crowded or overplayed. We never had to wait to hit our next shots and the staff was extremely courteous and friendly. One of the pro shop attendants even ran out to his own car to grab me some sunscreen when I forgot mine at home.

The actual golf course was in very good condition and I was surprised at how hilly the course was. The fairways are narrow and usually have heavily wooded areas to both sides. If you don't keep the ball in the fairway it will be difficult to approach the greens. The greens were fairly mundane but manicured nicely. Overall, a very nice course--would definitely go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

tight with blind tee shots

this course is tricky. all the tee shots are blind and position is key. very well groomed. once you know the course it is fun and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Thumbs Up!

Sable Oaks was in GREAT condition! I had the course all to myself! Walked and played 18 holes in less than 3 hours. GolfNOW day of rate was excellent ($25) and included a cart but I chose to walk...still a great greens fee rate regardless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Decent Course For Money Some Really Tight Holes

Haven't played this course in a while, forgot how tight some of the holes are. Two straight holes have small greens with hazards right up to the green, and punishment if you go long too. Bit ridiculous for a public course full of duffers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Pick Your Spots on This One

Sable Oaks has been an enigma to public golfers for about 25 years now. Most who have played probably found it too tough to return to. I think several hundred trees have been taken out over the years in an attempt to make it friendlier and to improve conditions. The truth is, an 18 handicapper will be lucky to break 105 and lose fewer than 10 balls. I do enjoy the course at twilight when it is very quiet and the sounds of trees being walloped and marshes being splatted into are few. I can walk 18 holes in just over 3 hours on most evenings. I imagine that same round on a busy day or on any weekend would be well over 5 hours. The course is built into a hillside with many rocky outcroppings and wet low spots. It is almost always in great condition. The greens are some of the best in Maine this season. The 3rd hole is a great par 4 that requires a big drive out towards a marsh that is about 280 yards out. Then its a 150+ yard second shot to a very elevated green with a false front. On the back, the 13th is a testing par 3 of 160+ yards to a tiny green with a marsh in front of it and hillside trees behind. It is all carry and you cannot be at all short. Sable is the quietest of the 5 public 18 hole courses in a 5 mile radius. It may be too tough for hackers, but skilled players can be challenged by it. Just pick the right time spot that will keep you from going insane on this torture track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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