Sunday River
15 South Ridge Road, Newry, Maine 4261, US
(800) 543-2754
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About Sunday River

Sunday 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.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres870
Year Opened1959
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Sunday River

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4.2
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4.0
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First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Sunday River

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful track

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
1be28e31-3ce0-591a-a674-23a63d863183
Commented on 09/28/2015

Hi Jeremiah6232992

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
1be28e31-3ce0-591a-a674-23a63d863183
Commented on 10/12/2015

Hi alexcross1972

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.

Regards,,
Sunday River Golf Club Management

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play in Maine

A fantastic course layout, great views and a blast to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
1be28e31-3ce0-591a-a674-23a63d863183
Commented on 09/16/2015

HI remerson,

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

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

There's a reason this is "#1 in Maine"

Outstanding course; exceptional use of natural terrain. Breathtaking vistas, beautiful course. Great facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellant

Scenery to die for A beautiful course in great condition.
Recommend you play this gem

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.
Highly recommended,.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
New Hampshire Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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. :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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