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Northeast Harbor makes terrific use of the idyllic setting in the Maine woods near the ocean on Mount Desert Island. The course is short by modern standards, but don’t let that fool you—the small, devilish greens have some severe movement, demanding that you stay below the hole to score. The club is private during the summer months but is open for public play during the spring and fall. Along with Kebo Valley near Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor GC is the best option on Mount Desert Island. Consider playing both on a trip to Acadia National Park.