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 Sunset Ridge, 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).
771 Cumberland St, Westbrook
6-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 15
$20 per person per night
Enjoy an evening of fun, golf instruction, and a glass of wine at this weekly after-work event for women golfers. Come as an individual or bring a group. Continues through the summer on Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, swing by the pro shop or call 207-854-9463.
Martindale Country Club
527 Beech Hill Road, Auburn
5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays (new players) and 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays (experienced players)
5-week sessions start May 15
$150 per session includes one night of free golf
This Wine & Nine is an after-work golf development program for women only. There are two options – a Wednesday-night session (May 15-June 12) geared toward new players who haven’t participated in the past and a Thursday-night option (May 16-June 13) designed for players who have played some golf and prefer more on-course instruction.
Bangor Municipal Golf Course
278 Webster Avenue, Bangor
TBD – likely start in June
While exact dates and times for the 2019 Wine and Nine season haven’t been finalized just yet, wine and nine will be back! Watch the Bangor Municipal Golf Course Facebook page and www.bangorgc.com/wine-and-nine for details as they’re announced.
Nonesuch River Golf Club
304 Gorham Road, Scarborough
5-week sessions (choose Tuesdays or Thursdays) begin May 1 and run through summer
$195 per session per person
Tuesday-night sessions offer organized instruction for three separate playing abilities: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Tuesday Wine & Nine will be sponsored by Callaway Golf. Their equipment will be available on the driving range with a Callaway Golf Representative on May 7 and June 25. 5-week program costs $195 per person. Session one runs run 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7 to June 4, session two runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 18 to July 16.
The Thursday session is a Wine & Nine Scramble with weekly organized golf with oversight to manage pace of play, rules, etc. Weekly prizes, too! All golfing abilities are welcome and you can sign up as groups of four.
4-week program costs $195 per person. 5:45 p.m. shotgun start. Session on runs May 9-30, session two runs June 13-July 11, and session three runs July 25 to August 15.
Riverside Golf Course
1158 Riverside St, Portland
First session begins May 8
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
$250 per session
“A beginner program developed to introduce women to the game of golf. The program will focus on basic fundamentals in a fun and social atmosphere. A glass of wine following the clinic is included in the fee. 12 women per session.” Session one runs May 8 to June 5, session two runs June 19 to July 17, and session three runs July 31 to August 28. Register by emailing Abby Spector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunegrass Golf Club
65 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach
Sessions begin in May
Beginners: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate: Thursdays 5:30-8 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! Session one runs May 7 to June 4, session two runs June 18 to July 16, session three runs August 1 to September 3. Cost is $150.
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. Session one runs May 19 to June 8, session two runs June 21 to July 18, and session three runs August 1 to August 31. To register, call Michael at 207-934-4513, email
Michael@dunegrass.com, or stop by the pro shop.
[Feature photo courtesy Bangor Municipal Golf Course]