The Causeway Club golf course offers nine holes of link style golf. With multiple tee options, the front nine plays to 32 par measuring 2266 yards. The back nine of 2410 yards plays to 33 par.
We take pride in our small greens of velvet bent grass. Velvet has the finest texture of all the bent grasses and is one of the oldest grasses used for golf courses in Europe. It has served us well for over 80 years exhibiting strong resistance to disease and drought all while offering the golfer a smooth, velvety putting surface.
Errant shots off of four tees bring water into play and, while length is not a major factor, proper club and shot selection will be rewarded.
Designed by Alonzo Yates, all nine holes were completed in 1923 on what can modestly be described as a fabulous piece of property.
Instruction is provided by Matt LaHaye, Manager of Golf Operations. Lessons can be arranged through the pro shop at 244-3780. Clinic schedules are detailed in the Events section of our site.
Bonus-Bonus Pick: Causeway Club
Before you leave the island, complete your tour of Mount Desert’s three golf courses by sneaking in a round at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor. Maine has an abundance of tucked-away, nine-holes courses with oodles of character, but Causeway is something special. A few holes are played along the shores of an unspoiled tidal inlet, including the second, one of my favorites, which requires players to their tee shot over an elbow in the cove. Causeway is the kind of course that inspires deep devotion and affection. The first time I played it, I met Les Thurston, a proud “Bass Harbor boy” and member who, at two months shy of 90 years old, was not only still out there golfing, but had been playing Causeway for more than 75 years—ever since he started caddying in 1935 for 35 cents a round.