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“Great Country Club!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kebo Valley Golf Club

Kebo Valley Golf Club
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Owner description: Kebo Valley Golf Club was established in 1888, located in Bar Harbor, Maine it is the 8th oldest golf club in the United States. The golf course is surrounded by Acadia National Park, and offers majestic views of the mountains of Acadia. This 6,131 yard / Par 70 Classic Herbert Leeds designed golf course will challenge all golfers, while providing spectacular scenery. Ranked 4 Star Golf Digest. Kebo Valley Golf Course is open to the Public.
Bangor, Maine
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Country Club!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I performed at a wedding reception at this country club. The staff was very helpful, friendly, & professional! The decor was nice, and their food was great! I highly recommend this country club for anyone having a wedding reception in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Visited June 2012
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Florida
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500 reviews
142 attraction reviews
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“Hard for high handicappers ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Nice old course ... makes you wonder how golf was in past years versus today's technology.
Well maintained ... greens and fairways. Tee boxes uneven.
Besides brooks, hidden greens, you have 'humps' in fairways and before greens (in place of bunkers). Bunkers are gravel not soft sand.
Greens very very fast ... Sloped back to front ... If above pin & you just 'touch' w/putter, your ball can roll 5,10ft or off the green ... you're warned.
Saw some ladies but mostly men. Gotta hit the ball up in the air ... Elevated green, high rough.
Overpriced ... say by $25 pp. Hard for high handicaps ... your score will be 20-30 strokes over norm.
Lovely walk/cart beneath the Arcadia Mtns .... Play but don't count .....

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Franklin, Maine
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39 reviews
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“Spectacular views as you do a round of golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great course - well maintained, good food in the clubhouse, fees are reasonable - spectacular views of the mountains.

Visited October 2011
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“Fast greens and classic layout that fits the eye”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful test of golf near bar harbor. Greens are VERY fast and generally with a lot of break. If you are above the hole you will end up sliding by the hole 4-5 feet if you are not careful. Wind a factor. It actually reminded me of the National Golf Links in Southhampton. You will not be disappointed with the design of this course

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Port Washington, New York
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3 reviews
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The pictures on the website do not do this course justice, as the pictures depict an ordinary course, which this is not. Seemingly short (6100 + from back tees), most holes play much longer. The greens can be treacherous and small, with severely tilting slopes (usually left to right). Don't be above the pin, ever. In particular, the 17th is the "Taft hole," with a 27 being recorded. After 3-putting, with my first putt going off the green, I can understand why. The club also rents some good clubs, and it's worth paying extra for the upgraded Titleist AP1 set.

Visited August 2012
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