Sable Oaks Golf Club

2.3055500000 2.3 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6359 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 70 6359 yards 71.6 131
Green 70 6056 yards 70.3 129
White 70 5545 yards 68.3 123
Red (W) 70 4786 yards 69.5 124
Red 70 4786 yards 64.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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


MickelsonFan42's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Only played the front but good track!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short, tight, and difficult"


mack0707's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"tight with blind tee shots"


ryanmorin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thumbs Up!"


maureenelano's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent Course For Money Some Really Tight Holes"


Shirley2928887's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pick Your Spots on This One"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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