Welcome to Grindstone Neck Golf Course

One of the most scenic And challenging public nine-hole Golf courses in New England.

Grindstone Neck Golf Course, founded in 1891, is a rare jewel on the rugged Maine coast. Every hole at Winter Harbor’s nine-hole Grindstone Neck Golf Course delivers a water view of the Harbor or of Frenchman Bay and its famed pink granite-sculpted shoreline.  This parkland, nine-hole course, with its blue grass fairways, professionally manicured poa annua greens, and stunning ocean views, is open to the public seven days a week. 

Situated on the Schoodic Peninsula, not far from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, just outside the center of the town of  Winter Harbor, Grindstone Neck Golf Course offers natural beauty and great golf for players at every skill level. The course is challenging yet friendly, and the staff and local players can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round.  Grindstone Neck Golf Course is a splendid choice for your regular rounds of golf or as a new destination for you, your family and your friends when visiting Downeast Maine.

Come by land or sea.

Open 7 days during the season.

7AM - 7 PM 


Enjoy the ancient sport of golf on one of the oldest courses in the USA.

Water views from every hole.

  Eagles and osprey.

No crowds.


Golfers visiting Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula should not miss the Grindstone Neck Golf Course. Founded in 1891, it is a classic, rustic 9 holes, the way golf was intended to be played. Each hole offers a stunning salt water view. The second hole plays downhill to a green on the shore looking across the bay to the mountains of Mt. Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park.

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