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Kebo Valley ClubEagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207)288-3000Fax: (207)288-3378
This is the 8th oldest course in the U.S. The terrain is hilly and the greens are small. This course was designed with the Scottish links-style in mind. Nine holes were built on open meadows at the foot of the mountains. The wind frequently comes into play, so proper club selection becomes an important part of the game. The signature hole is #8, a 435-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot up a dogleg left fairway, then an uphill approach shot to the green. In addition, a creek meanders down the entire left side of the fairway, and the green is sloped from back to front. Walter Hagen played this course in the 1920's and rated this hole amongst the toughest eighteen holes he had ever played. "Golf Digest" rated this course as the 4th "Best Public Course" in the state for 1996. In addition, "GOLFWEEK" rated it 100th among "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" for 1997.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Poa Annua Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||No tank tops or cutoffs|
|Season:||May 15 to Oct 31|
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Course reviews for Kebo Valley Club
Average Golfer Review (4.0 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 2
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| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A fun, unusual course, Aug 17, 2004
|This golfer is willing to bet few have ever played on greens this small. Short, but we played in a 3-club wind that had our scores bouncing up and down all day. It is not often a yardage book recommends laying up on a par 3, as is the case at this course. Greens sppeeds were quite variable, and there were tricky breaks all day. One can really get a sense of what course design was like 80-100 years ago. I would play this course again, sinply because it was fun.|
| 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
When in Bar Harbor this is a MUST!, May 24, 2004
|reviewer: Dale Moore
|I am a former employee of Kebo and miss the course everyday. I worked at Kebo during my college years and look back at the rounds of golf and know I had the chance to play a classic! I remember the descriptions I used to give players looking for information the night before their round. I can still go over the course and all its' little stories like it was yesterday (Actually it was 25 years ago!). This course is a throw back to the way golf was meant to be played. Think of any obstacle on a course and Kebo has it. The "up and down" has many meanings at Kebo - your shot, your game, your cart, and your attitude. Kebo makes a "shot maker" out of even the best golfers! While playing, take the time to enjoy the beauty of the course. If there is a more scenic course it must be more than spectacular! The course is challenging to any golfer, at any level. It is well maintained and fun to play because it is kept so well. The greens are a challenge and for the most part have been left unchanged since the beginning of the course. You'll need time to play 18 holes as the 9th is the farest from the clubhouse. Kebo isn't heavily played so you can move right around the course and still have time for other Bar Harbor and Island Attractions. The course is well worth the time spent. If I could play Kebo every day - I would!|