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Address: 505 Country Club Drive, South Portland, ME 04106
Phone Number: +1 207-775-6257
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Located just miles from Downtown Portland, the Sable Oaks Golf Club offers...
Located just miles from Downtown Portland, the Sable Oaks Golf Club offers the best of both worlds. This private golf club setting is tucked away like a hidden gem among all the conveniences of South Portland, Maine - the Maine Mall and Portland International Jetport are both just minutes away. Eighteen holes of championship golf wind imaginatively throughout woods and ponds, with soft fairways and rolling, manicured greens that make both an enjoyable, yet challenging course.
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Each hole a challenge

I've played Sable Oaks several times during previous visits to southern Maine and enjoyed the experience every time. Although the course is not long (6359 from the tips), it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2014
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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Golf course is in fantastic condition, and has been made easier over the years with removal of trees, new tee boxes, and expanded greens. More forgiving than when I first started playing here in the late 2000s. The staff which is under new management as of 2015 is friendly, and accommodating. Bar and beverage cart were reasonably priced, and well... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip down from Bangor. More 

Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a very stupid course. The had enough room for 14 lovely holes but squeezed in 18. One hole you tee ahead, and the next shot drops 150 feet. Ridiculous. One hole has a sign: welcome to our widest fairway hole. Ha!!! The fairway is about 50 feet wide and on the bias. Don't waste time or money here!

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Gillian, Thanks for your review. Your review is very vague, but it sounds like you may be referring to our 12th hole, which is rated as the #1 handicap hole on the course. It features a 100 foot drop from the elevated fairway down to the green below. The 16th fairway which you also referred to is our widest fairway,... More 

Milford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Drove 3 hours from Massachusetts to play a round. Found the course in great shape(4hour 10 min round),staff great,cart girl efficient,clubhouse staff knowledgeable and helpful.

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Jay, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope that you take a drive back up here again and join us for another round. Yours in golf, #TeamSable More 

Seabrook, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Where do I start this review? Lets put it like this. Course was fun and we all really enjoyed that part. The clubhouse and staff on the other hand, not so much. No bar access. Lunch on stale bread, staff that really did not care and one of the staff actually tried a piece of stale bread. Why who knows... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Tim, Thanks for the review. While I am glad to see you enjoyed the course, I am disappointed that you were not happy with the overall experience. We have new on-property management for the golf and food and beverage operations, and we hope that your experience on the golf course is enough to give us another chance. Please feel free... More 

pennsylvania
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've played Sable Oaks several times during previous visits to southern Maine and enjoyed the experience every time. Although the course is not long (6359 from the tips), it demands accuracy and precision to keep big numbers off the card. It was carved from wooded and hilly terrain and provides a variety of challenges: many tight fairways, several forced carries... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Bob, Thanks for taking the time to review your time here at Sable Oaks. We are under new on-property management, and I can tell you that we have addressed a few of your concerns: First, we do have senior rates available at all times, except Saturday and Sunday mornings. Second, the bar is open 7 days a week for service... More 

Sandown, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had a foursome go there for 18 holes and played there on Sunday. 6/14/2013. It took us 3 hrs and 45 mins to finish 9 holes. For what is supposed to be a premier golf course, there wasn't a starter controlling the start . At the club house we were informed that it was 'cart path only' on the course....... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Chris, Thank you for taking the time to give us a fair and thorough review. While I wasn't here when you played, I can speak in generalities about your experiences. Sometimes there are fertilizers or treatments applied early in the season that require us to be cart path only. While I don't know for sure if that is what happened,... More 

Titusville
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1,515 reviews
1,042 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have played this course 10-12 times and when I finish I always have the same thought...this is not a difficult course, but I seem to make it one. There are some deep valleys you need to be aware of when hitting your second shot to an appealing open green and low and behold the ball is in the valley.... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

While we appreciate the reviews, this one isn't for us, as we didn't even have restaurant service in 2013. Were you referring to a different location? Thanks! More 

Portland, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Found the golf course to be challenging yet fun. You get a chance to use every aspect of your game. Course was in really good condition with an accessible club house. I did have one issue. I unknowingly drove my cart across the fairway on a day when carts were to stay on the cart path only. I was hollered... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Rob, I am very sorry that you were not happy with the experience here at Sable Oaks. Please note that the on-property management has changed, and we do not stand for the experience you had. We hope that you return, and are able to provide an updated review! Thanks More 

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I've played almost every course in Greater Portland, and Sable Oaks is notoriously one of the more difficult. They do a good job keeping it in shape, and the clubhouse bar has good sandwiches and an okay beer selection. The course will have you use every club in your bag, and if you don't hit it straight, every ball you... More 

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the very fair and honest review. We have taken steps over the past few years to help with the ease of play, by expanding some greens, and removing some trees. It is still certainly a challenge! We also have a new menu in the grill room, and we hope you can check it out the next time you... More 

Maine
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

Some great holes on this course. The course will punish you if you don't hit the fairways. Take advantage of the easier holes because especially on the front nine because there are some virtually impossible holes on the back nine.

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SableOaks_GolfClub, General Manager at Sable Oaks Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the very fair and honest review. We have taken steps over the past few years to help with the ease of play, by expanding some greens, and removing some trees. It is still certainly a challenge! More 

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