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“One of the Best.” 5 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.
Hampden, Maine
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238 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“One of the Best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Kebo Valley Golf Club is a classic - that remains as one of the best courses in Maine. The greens have been in great shape each year I play, and the course is challenging, yet fun. I manage to make to the course at least every couple of years. I plan on going back - many more times!

Visited August 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great course *tough greens*”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Gorgeous golf course with a friendly staff. This course is the eighth oldest golf course in America according to a recent newspaper. As for the views as you walk or ride they are amazing. The course is well kept. I found it very reasonable for the level of green and fairway they have. The greens are pro/am fast so if you are used to a local green expect about twice as fast. The breaks can be somewhat blind and sometimes what you read is not there. Still a great outing.

Visited October 2013
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Lake Worth, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A dream....oh, and golf too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A gorgeous, really old course where it's hard to concentrate on the game with the scenery shrieking "look at me!" But the course plays charming tricks - a rocky rill tossed my ball onto the green, and a huge pine tree deflected one drive to center fairway. Go in the late afternoon to take your time and revel in the twilight.

Visited September 2013
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“5th oldest golf course in America providing great scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The golf course itself is very well manicured as groundskeepers were busy on multiple holes maintaining its beauty and are courteous to players when on the tees and greens.

Kebo Valley provides a great backdrop to the scenic mountains of Acadia National Park and it's set in an area which provides golfers the opportunities to work on their game playing golf in the wind...thus the "valley" part of the course's name.

I was up in Bar Harbor on my honeymoon and only played 9 holes. Because holes 6 through 9 takes the golfer out 1.5 miles from the clubhouse, the pro shop told me to play 1 through 5 going out and then tee off at 15 and play through 18 coming back in.

Lots of elevated tees and these were by far the second toughest greens I've ever putted on. If you're not pinpoint accurate with approach and chip shots, your ball is rolling off the edge of the green making it very challenging.

The only downside is the price...as I found $58.00 to walk 9 holes to be pricey for a public course considering I've paid less in Southern NH and Northern MA courses to play 18 holes with a cart. That being said, the pristine conditions of the course make up for the cost.

Overall - i have very high reviews for the course, the friendly staff, and the challenge of the course. A MUST visit for the golfer on vacation in Bar Harbor.

Visited September 2013
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Campbell River, Canada
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“customer service needs attention.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Nice track, great scenery. Pricey for club rentals and golf cart to add on to green fees! I am big on customer service and this was really lacking in the Pro Shop and with the cart girl. No place for even a coffee until 11 am? The best part was the great cabby we had from the harbour! Greens are really challenging.

Visited September 2013
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