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1354 U.S. Route 1,  Jonesboro, ME 04648 | Call 207/434-6531 | E-MAIL barrenviewgc@yahoo.com

Welcome Golfers

TEST YOUR SKILLS on a true links course. Situated in Jonesboro, on the coast  of Maine, Barren View Golf Course is a great treat for golfers of all skill levels.

From the back tees, this well-maintained, nine-hole, par 35 course plays to 5,622 yards. The fully-irrigated fairways are always lush and green.  There is a driving range, a putting green, and practice sand trap.

Memberships are available while greens fees players are welcome. Electric carts are on hand although the course can be easily walked.

Besides clubs and balls, the pro shop has a snack bar and large-screen TV. There is a driving range with balls available. The shop carries Titleist, Taylor Made, and Callaway equipment.

During the season—late April to November 1— the course is open seven days a week.  Reservations are recommended; call us at 207/434-6531 for a tee time. Play begins at 7 a.m.

Golf Magazine salutes
Barren View
's name


In September of 2011, Golf Magazine ran a list of what it regarded as the eight worst golf course names on the planet Earth.

Barren View nailed down second place, taking a backseat only to Australia's Cape Schanck Golf Course.

The View easily beat out such contenders  as Manitoba's Rat River Golf Course and Washington State's Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. 

It clobbered Murder Rock Golf & Country Club, Bayonet at Puppy Creek, and Dead Horse Lake State Park Golf Course.

Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Club never had a chance.

Members here aren't at all concerned that people might look askance at the name. They understand that the word "barren"  doesn't refer to land that is infertile, unfruitful, or sterile, but instead looks to nearby blueberry barrens, which turn red in Fall and are remarkably beautiful. 

Course owner and superintendent Lenny Espling is happy to be included on Golf Magazine's List. "National publicity has gotta be a good thing," he says. "Long as they get our name right, it's fine with me."