Chebeague Golf Course Approved by Maine

For National Register of Historic Places

The Great Chebeague Golf Course, one of Maine’s historic island golf courses, was approved by Maine’s State Review Board Friday (April 24) for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

The nomination, begun two years ago, was submitted to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission last year and will be reviewed by the National Park Service’s National Register division over the next couple months. Final federal approval is expected in mid July, according to Christi Mitchell of the preservation commission.

The 95-year-old golf course would become only the fifth Maine golf course on the prestigious National Register. The four now are Megunticook in Camden, Cape Arundel in Kennebunkport and the York Country Club and Poland Springs, both in large historic districts.

There are about 1,630 Maine sites on the National Register, said Mitchell, but actually many more since historic districts on the Register in Maine can include 4-400 historic properties.

Nationally, more than 80,000 properties and historic districts are on the Register. But the Register notes that within those 80,000 properties are “more than 1.4 million individual resources, buildings, sites, districts, structures and objects.”

Being on the Register is considered a state and national honor, but imposes no restrictions whatsoever on any property.

For more information contact golf club President Jim Hood at 846-3150;; or Paul Hodge,