Poland Spring Resort has three unique inns, eleven cottages, eighteen hole Donald Ross golf course, wedding receptions, function rooms, entertainment, pool, grass tennis courts and more...Guests have several lodging choices. The Maine Inn houses a large lobby, dining room, Rick’s Pub, and a 10,000-volume library. The Presidential Inn is a Victorian classic originally built in 1913. The Lodge, open year round, is located on the 12th hole of the golf course. Eleven cottages are also available for guests. The Resort also hosts wedding receptions, golf tournaments, reunions, conferences, day outings, and much more.
The Poland Spring Golf Course, opened in 1896, is the first golf course to be built at a resort in America. In 1915, Donald Ross re-designed the original nine holes course and expanded it to 18 holes. A number of well-known golfers, athletes and celebrities including Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, President Taft, and Babe Ruth have play the course.
In addition to the history prevalent on the grounds, the resort offers recreations aplenty; from hiking trails to shuffleboard courts and nightly entertainment. A huge swimming pool, driving range, disc golf, mini golf, horseshoe courts, swings for the little ones, two bocce courts and three-grass tennis courts are all available on site. In the mood to gamble? The Oxford Casino is minutes from the resort, and there is a courtesy shuttle. The rates (starting at $89 a night including breakfast) are unheard for a resort with so much history, beauty and amenities.
From The South...Take Maine Turnpike Exit #63, turn left, turn right at Route 26N, travel 10 miles, turn right at the Poland Spring Resort sign.