About Sunday RiverSunday River in Newry, Maine, is one of the state’s golf and ski meccas. It is a sprawling, year-round recreational paradise with multiple hotels and inns, restaurants and outdoor activities. The Grand Summit Hotel sits in the heart of the resort, while the Snow Cap Inn is just a short walk away from the slopes. The Jordan Hotel is the resort’s most upscale lodging and ideal for golfers, sitting adjacent to the Sunday River Golf Club. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the golf course across dramatic elevation changes through the backwoods of the Sunday River Valley. Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, scenic chair lift rides and discovering swimming holes in Sunday River and the Androscoggin River are other perfect summer pursuits. The Sunday River Outfitters offer courses in kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and archery. The Jordan Spa, Gem Theater, Maine Mineral and Gem Museum and River Lanes Bowling are available when the rain or cooler temperatures come.
Golf courses at Sunday River
Images from Sunday River
Sunday River tee box #5 Photo submitted by MONH1 on 09/09/2020
Sunday river tee box Photo submitted by MONH1 on 09/09/2020
Par-4 18th Photo submitted by zbuechner4 on 10/03/2016
Photo submitted by zbuechner4 on 10/03/2016
Par-3 3rd Photo submitted by zbuechner4 on 10/03/2016
Photo submitted by MONH1 on 06/15/2015
Great greens, great views.
Only had time for one round during my trip, and I'm glad I chose Sunday River. It's a very challenging course with many elevation changes, so you have to be good with your distance control on approach shots.
The greens were nice, with large surfaces and lots of break. Very challenging to read, I misread a lot of the breaking putts.
I played with rented clubs, and the driver was in bad shape, so if you are only getting one shot at this place I don't recommend using their clubs.
Beautiful course in the mountains. Some of the cart paths and fairways are very steep, so you have to stay on your toes. Staff was very friendly.
Hands down the best mountain course I have ever played. The slope rating is 150 from the tips at 7,130 yards on this fabulous Robert Trent Jones track. You are either hitting it uphill or downhill with some tricky lies and testing greens. There are many great views in the mountainous surroundings. Keeping it in the short stuff is a plus. This is a must play if you are in the area
1st time in Maine
The wife and I originally decided to make this a 'golfless' trip for the 1st time in years...When we realized how far out we were & this was the #1 rated course there, we decided to rent/play...Would've been a better idea to have golf shoes..Course was good, staff was very friendly, we had a good time. If in the area Sunday River should be played.
Play this course!!!
It doesn't get any better than Sunday River. The layout and views are amazing. Everything was in very good shape except for a few brown spots on a couple of fairways. Expected seeing it hasn't rained in quite a while. Just cause you get on the green in regulation doesn't mean a automatic par. You must really use your head and read the greens right. Staff was super friendly from the cart guy, front desk, and bar. If you live in the east or are here on vacation, you must play this course if you get a chance. I've played many courses including the best there is and this ranks right up there.
6 HOUR ROUND OF GOLF?!
This course should be called MONDAY River because nobody likes Monday. My dad booked a tee time for us for my birthday, and I am very disappointed. The greens were awful, even though over the phone they said that they were stupendous. The pace of play was horrible!! After nine holes, taking 3 hours, there were 3 foursomes waiting to tee off at 10. We walked off the course because slow rounds are really boring!! When we asked for a nine hole refund, the guy said "No! You got a good price on Golf Now." Thank you, Sunday River, for ruining a kid's birthday.
6 hour round?
Actually, it was 3 hours for 9 holes and the 10th hole had 3 foursomes waiting to tee off. We walked off. The guy in the pro shop basically said "tough, you got a good price through golf now.com" and wouldn't offer any refund of any kind when I asked. He couldn't have cared less. Actually, I had to go find him - he was outside smoking. The course is a nice track but I'll never go back. I don't recommend you going either, unless 6 hour rounds and poor service are your thing.
A beautiful golf course with GREAT views! This is a challenging course but a fantastic time. I adopted the just enjoy the beautiful weather (75 degrees and no bugs) mentality early. If you hit the fairways you should be ok. Great place to have a golf weekend. We even brought the wives and sent them to the spa while we played. Everyone wins! If you get the chance you should get up there and play, you won't be sorry.
very tough but a lot of fun
don't expect to score well just enjoy the scenery and have fun with it , get extra golf balls
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the scenery. We think every golfer should take your advice and "have fun with it"
Until Next time,
Sunday River Golf Club Management
Love Sunday River
Another great trip to Sunday River Golf Club (we started coming in 2007). Can't beat the views, the golf and the people. Special place.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled you continue to coming back. We can't wait to see you again.
Sunday River Golf Club Management
A must play in Maine
A fantastic course layout, great views and a blast to play!
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled you had such a fun time playing. We can't wait to have you back!
Until Next time,
Sunday River Golf Club Management
There's a reason this is "#1 in Maine"
Outstanding course; exceptional use of natural terrain. Breathtaking vistas, beautiful course. Great facility.
Playable course for average golfer
This course was moderately difficult. Has some forced carries to greens and some blind second shots to greens. They need more yardage markers on fairways for those holes you can;t drive on. Also, I;m sure they've heard this before, but he cart paths need to be more user friendly, especially with all the seniors who play there. I'm sure there's a way to rebuilt some of those cart paths.
Also, stopped in clubhouse for drink at the turn and had to wait for server to finish serving a number of players that had already finished their round.
Rainy day day
Did full review of course after we played 18 on 8/12/15. We were able to play earlier than our scheduled tee tee because of impeding rain. It actually started raining as we teed off. Got nine holes in and the pro, Greg Perry, was able to accommodate us with our second nine two days later. He was very friendly and helpful.
Great Rate from GolfNow! Hard course
Course is an excellent layout and very difficult. Missing shots is really not an option unless you have plenty of reloads. Play it forward if you want to have a chance at a reasonable score. Probably a much easier course for hdcps under 10.
Scenery to die for A beautiful course in great condition.
Recommend you play this gem
A unique experience
This is one of my favorite courses and I have played a lot of the top courses on the east coast. (Pine Valley, Shinnecock, Bethpage Black, Merion, Hudson National ect) The greens are a little slow but rolled perfectly. They felt like a carpet. Some of the fairways were not in the best condition in areas but I didn't care. I brought my kids there and had such a great time. The views are spectacular as some of the holes. We were also very lucky to have basically no bugs. The staff are all very nice and very helpful.
The price is a little steep unless you go on Golf Now, I booked a time around noon for $65.00, includes cart. For that price I would play there everyday if I could.
Views of the mountains were incredible
1st time playing here. Played from the blues... Challenging course from here . Play the whites if you can't hit your drive over 250. Tips are for tour players.... Can't imagine playing from there. Greens were true although a little slow . Had 3 plus inches of rain early in week probably had something to do with it. Best tip... Hit it in the fairway lot of 4/5 hybrids off the tee. Shot 71 with 3 three putts... So you can score here if your patient
Cart Path Only
This is a beautiful golf course. Great layout. We played after a hard rain and were "cart path only", bummer. The views are great but the fairways were in tough shape for a $75 senior green fee course. Grass was sparse and not well drained in many places. Greens were fine. We saw a red fox trot across the fairway. Clubhouse food under development. No booze is allowed on the course.
Fantastic and Interesting Layout with Stunning Views
Just wow... What a great golf course. Play this when you get a chance. The elevation changes are challenging, so be sure to take a cart. Greens in great condition. The views make it difficult to focus on the golf. :-)