For beginner golfers who appreciate an after-golf glass of wine, there’s Wine and Nine. You can sign up for a multi-week session at several Maine golf courses, and some, like Bangor Municipal Golf Course, run their Wine and Nine all season long, so you can jump in whenever. All offer beginner clinics and instruction during the session (and some offer more experienced golfers the chance to play golf and drink wine, but with less instruction). A few of the courses will even supply clubs if you don’t have your own.
It’s a great way to improve your game, meet fellow golfers, and enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine afterward (which may or may not improve your golf game).
Bangor Municipal Golf Course
278 Webster Avenue, Bangor
Mondays at 5:30 p.m. beginner June 11
$18 includes nine holes and a wine social after
FMI or to register: www.bangorgc.com/wine-and-nine or 207-941-0232
Join Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Monday evenings fora fun time on the golf course and in the lounge. Wine & Nine is designed to offer participants an opportunity to play some golf in a fun and social atmosphere. Each week will be a scramble format that does not require any experience. Never played? They will join you up with a group that can help you learn. Need instruction? Take a clinics to so you can nail down the basics. Call ahead to let them know you’re coming: 207-941-0232.
Nonesuch River Golf Club
304 Gorham Road, Scarborough
5-week sessions begin May 1
Level One (Beginner): Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm
Level Two (Intermediate): Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm
Level Three (Advanced): Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm
$150 for a 5-week session
Learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun and social atmosphere. Nonesuch’s 2017 Wine & Nine clinics have three distinct levels. Level One (Beginner) will focus on instruction for the less experienced student: driving range, practice areas and golf course. Level Two (Intermediate) will emphasize transitioning skills learned onto the golf course: golf with individualized instruction. Level Three (Advanced) will help students utilize their skills in a more organized & informal competitive atmosphere:“Golf with supervision.”
Riverside Golf Course
1158 Riverside St, Portland
First session begins May 16
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$225 per session
FMI and to register: www.spectorgolf.com
“The goal of the program is to overcome many of the barriers and fears that women face at a golf facility and on the course. The program will focus on basic fundamentals of golf as well as rules and etiquette. It is a fun and social learning atmosphere.” Register online www.spectorgolf.com
Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center
60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland
5-week sessions beginner May 7
Beginners: Mondays 6-8 p.m.
Intermediate: Mondays or Thursdays 6-8 p.m. or Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
Advanced: Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$115 per five-week session
FMI and to register: valhallagolf.com/wine-and-nine-2013 or 207-829-2225×1
Wine & Nine is all about “learning something new, networking with other ladies, and playing a difficult game in a relaxed atmosphere.” There are three levels: Level 1 (Beginners): new to the game or played a long time ago (wooden clubs). Level 2 (Intermediate): Level 1 graduates; some experience but looking for help with an aspect of their golf game. Level 3 (Advanced): Level 2 graduates; independent golfers looking to play with other occasional women golfers.
Dunegrass Golf Club
65 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach
Sessions begin in May
Beginners: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate: Thursdays 5:30-7 p.m.
$150 for the session
FMI and to register: dunegrass.com or 207-934-4513
Dunegrass offers two levels – beginners (new to the game or played a long-time ago) and intermediate (some experience but looking for help with an aspect of their golf game). The beginner session includes clinic-style instruction, golf, golf cart, and wine. If you do not have golf clubs, they can provide them for you! The intermediate session includes clinic-style instruction to start and friendly competition on the course, golf, golf cart, and wine. After the clinic at the start of each night, on-course instructors will provide over sight and support while you are playing. To register, call Ron or Cooper at 207-934-4513, email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the pro-shop.
[Feature photo courtesy Bangor Municipal Golf Course]