Welcome to Waterville Country Club
Waterville Country Club is a semi-private golf course and public restaurant perched in the hills of Oakland, Maine. Conveniently located in the heart of Maine, less than 2 miles from I-95, our 18 hole course is laid out over 158 acres of rolling plush country scenery! We are conveniently located less than 2 miles from I-95 (Exit 127), Waterville and Colby College. This easy to access location makes us a great destination for any avid golfer in the greater central Maine area.
The original club, started in 1916 as a 3157 yard par 36 nine hole course, has evolved into a par 70 sprawling 6301 yard 18 hole course that we take great pride in today. Waterville Country Club has consistently made the top five golf courses in Golf Digest for best-in-state ratings. We pride ourselves on providing a golf experience that is pleasurable in every aspect from our beautifully manicured fairways and greens to our on-site restaurant and bar! Started in 1916 as a 6442 yard par 70 course designed by its founding members, the Waterville Country Club has evolved into one of the leading golf establishments in Maine!
In 1916 a group of esteemed Waterville businessmen, doctors and lawyers purchased 158 acres of prime land in Oakland and transferred it to the ownership of the Waterville Country Club.
To this day, with modest additions and subtractions, this parcel of land forms the basis of our beloved golf club. The original nine hole course was designed by the founding members. Additional amenities at the time included tennis courts, target shooting and a fine shingled clubhouse that featured a wrap around porch.
The 1930’s were hard on the club. The country club went in and out of bankruptcy and was only saved by the efforts of its most dedicated members who fought vigorously to keep it open. The 2nd World War also produced stress and financial problems for the club, but our dedicated members persevered and kept the club moving forward. Sometime in the 1930s the original course was redone by Orin Smith who had been a construction supervisor for Donald Ross and Willie Park.
In 1967 the club built an additional nine holes, as well as reworking the original existing nine. The new eighteen hole course, designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish, opened on June 1, 1967. After the original clubhouse was destroyed by a fire in 1977, we built a new bigger clubhouse which opened in May of 1978.
Over the years we have continuously grown and made improvements to our facility to provide a welcoming environment for golf enthusiasts of all ages. We are passionate about all aspects of the Waterville Country Club and strive to provide a fun, positive golf experience to our members and their guests.