Fairlawn Golf Club

2.3333000000 2.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6300 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

  • 434 Empire Rd, Poland, Maine 04274, Androscoggin County
  • (207) 998-4277
  • (207) 998-7172
  • www.fairlawngolf.com

Year built: 1963
Architect(s): Chic Adams
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6300 yards 68.9 117
Gold 72 5833 yards 67.5 110
Red 72 5158 yards 69.9 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Fairlawn 2nd opinion"

rusty1946's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I routinely walk this course as a single in 3-3.5 hrs. There are only 2 hills to negotiate, maybe 3 if you miss the green on the 6th hole. They don't have tee times, rangers, or pair you with anybody. I usually play the course weekdays (T-Th) around noon to 1pm. Unlike the previous reviewer, I've found that most 3-4somes let me play through. If they don't, I just play an extra ball or hit some practice chips. Course conditions are normally sub-par, but this summer, they are better than a few others nearby. If you walk, the price is right. Forgot to mention--there is no range.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"Pretty Much Vanilla but Nice"

NoonanSmails's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Fairlawn is an old school, throwback golf course. It is relatively flat, with bunkers and hazards off to the sides, with no holes that are awe inspiring. The clubhouse still looks like a 1960's relic and the golf carts have no roofs. The course does have a certain Maine charm and the grounds are nicely maintained with many attractive flower gardens. The course is usually filled early in the day and after work with members and league players. In the middle of the day there are some quieter times that miscellaneous golfers fall into. There are many vanilla golf holes but a few do stand out. The 7th is an interesting par 5 where you could reach the elevated green in 2, but the pond on the right might alter your plan. The 16th is a dogleg right par 5, that tempts you to cut off as much as you dare in an attempt to get close in 2 shots. Most of the holes are just hit away and hit again. There are a few lay up shots and very little perilous trouble to intimidate you. It is a good course to build confidence on and to have a stress-free, casual round of golf. It is off the beaten trail, but not that hard to find. I have never had issues with slow play, but the average age of players is up there. The course is well maintained, but that does not mean highly manicured and weed and crabgrass free. If you want to see the type of golf course that you father or grandfather may have played, this is your course. You will not leave Fairlawn feeling beaten up, but you will have a new perspective on changes in golf architecture.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"5 Hour + Round EVERY Time"

inurlyfe's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2012
Previously played

Reviewed on

There is absolutely zero course etiquette regarding pace of play at Fairlawn. It is all too common for groups of 3-4 not to let singles or twosomes through. It is never enforced so regulars and others keep doing it. Today we were 2 hrs 40 mins on front 9, just over 5 hrs 10 mins for 18. The course isn't always that busy but you get behind a group of 3-4 after 4-5 holes and the WILL NOT let groups through.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I don't recommend this course

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