Frye Island Golf Club
Frye Island Golf Club is located 25 miles west of Portland and as the name suggests is on an island…
With sweeping views of Penobscot Bay’s rugged coast and entrancing woodlands, the 6,548-yard Samoset is as much about a walk in nature as it is about golf. In this picturesque setting, the course has developed its own personality. One that meanders through thickets of trees, around oceans of sand traps and over wooden bridges.
Rich landscaping and a sea of bunkers do more than add beauty to the course, as any golfer who has challenged Samoset can attest. The course’s water hazards — seven of the holes are Oceanside — and unpredictable winds can play havoc on even the most seasoned player. The Samoset is a century-old classic that consistently ranks among today’s best.
Samoset is home to one of Golf Digest’s “Architecture Award 2007-2008 Best Courses in the State”. Designed by Robert Elder in 1902, Samoset celebrated its centennial year in 2002. Samoset’s signature fourth hole — a par five measuring 503 yards — sets the stage for the course. Running from tee to green along the sea, the dogleg left teasingly invites players to drive across the ocean.
Web Site: www.samoset.com