What You Need To Know: Boothbay Harbor Country Club
An Insightful Interview With Kate Thomas, Marketing
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Kate Thomas who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Boothbay Harbor Country Club is an 18-hole course redesigned by Bruce Hepner in 2013. The original 9-hole course was built in 1921 with Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek as the architects. It was expanded to 18 holes in 1999. Extensive renovations began after the course was purchased in 2013 by now owner Paul Coulombe. The entire course has been expertly redeveloped into one of the finest golf courses in the New England region.
Par 71 6,655 yards in length from the back tees. We have 5 teeing options to accommodate all levels of golfers. Beautiful landscaping with many streams of moving water compliments the carefully maintained turf conditions and striking vistas of the Boothbay Harbor region surround the entire course.
The new 30,000sf Clubhouse opened in 2016, a world-class facility, housing a 5-star restaurant, sports bar and grille, outdoor heated seating with fire pit, a proshop, and luxury locker rooms. Paul's Steakhouse serves the finest aged steaks along with other fine cuisine in an elegant dining room. Grill 19 offers the casual dinner and sport enthusiast a delightful place for enjoying friends or watching your favorite team on one of our 7 TVs.
A 320 yard long practice range, 10,000 sq ft putting green and a full short game practice complex can all be found on the grounds at Boothbay Harbor CC. Four PGA Professionals are staffed to provide golf instruction with today's state-of-the-art technology.
Professional caddies are available on requests along with EZ-Go's TFM GPS System in all golf carts. Grille 19, along with men's and ladies' locker rooms are available on the main floor of the clubhouse.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
BHCC is a very luxurious and beautiful experience. It is an exclusive and private club but guests who stay at any of the Golf Villas, Cottages or at Boothbay Oceanside Golf Resort, can play at BHCC.
The par 71 golf course at Boothbay Harbor CC is a perfect combination of fun, challenge and beauty. This course touches all the senses from the sounds of bubbling creeks, smells of the flowering landscaping and the incredible vistas overlooking the Boothbay Peninsula. Specifically known for the quality of the greens, the course conditioning is second to none in New England. The undulating terrain provides every player with constantly changing obstacles throughout the course, making each round a unique experience.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
2022 Top 100 Best Resort Courses - Golfweek
2021 Best Courses You Can Play - Golfweek
Best Private Club in Maine - Northeast Golf
Best Clubhouse in America 2018 - Architectural Digest
Best of Maine 2018, 2019 & 2021 - DownEast
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The 8th Hole @ Boothbay Harbor CC is the signature hole of the course. This medium length par 4 begins with a great view of the award-winning clubhouse then test player's accuracy off the tee between deep bunkers on the right and a water hazard on the left. It then sets players up for a mid-short iron approach to a difficult, narrow green guarded by a flowing creek in front and flat-bottomed bunkers behind. The difficult approach is accompanied by a beautiful backdrop of local flowering bushes set along rock outcroppings.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
It is an exclusive and private club but guests who stay at any of the Golf Villas, Cottages or at Boothbay Oceanside Golf Resort, can play at BHCC.
Boothbay Oceanside Golf Resort is a waterfront hotel with 88 luxurious rooms. Amenities include a fitness room, king-size beds, luxury linens, and Boothbay Harbor's hottest restaurant, Coastal Prime. Coastal Prime offers waterfront dining (inside or out) with the best seafood the region has to offer. Walk to shops over the historic footbridge. Explore the harbor and the area's natural beauty on one of our boat excursions. Take the paddleboards or kayaks for a spin around the harbor. https://boothbayharboroceansideresort.com/
Boothbay Harbor Summer Cottages offers private Golf Villas and Cottages. https://boothbaysummercottages.com/
The Golf Villas have spectacular views overlooking the 1st hole of Boothbay Harbor Country Club. The villas are near BHCC's new Wellness Center, and its fitness room, tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated salt water pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Just beyond, is the Clubhouse which houses a 5-star steak house and a bar and grill with 80" screens and a heated patio. Indulge in all of the exclusive membership benefits at BHCC. https://boothbaysummercottages.com/golfside-villas
We also have cottages that are right in town with harbor views. https://boothbaysummercottages.com/cottages/harbor-island-view
Our new Spruce Point cottages are a little more secluded and surrounded by natural beauty. https://boothbaysummercottages.com/spruce-point-cottages
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Lucas Glover, Andrew Rueve, Greg Martin - 65
Back Tee Stats
Boothbay Harbor Country Club
50 Sugar Maple Lane
Boothbay, ME, 04537
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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