I had to chuckle to myself the other day as I was out walking. I had gone to the Bangor Municipal Golf Course there was a guy on the green, or somewhat green, practicing his putting and I thought, the second sign of spring, first the robins and then the golfers.

So here we are on National Golf Day so I popped onto Golf Digest to see where they think the best courses in Maine reside. The closest course to us they felt earned a nod is Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor followed by the Samoset in Rockport. The rest are a bit of a drive but if you want the best here are their top 5.

  1. Belgrade Lakes G.C.
  2. Sugarloaf G.C.
  3. Sunday River G.C.
  4. Samoset Resort G.C.
  5. Portland G.C.

Click here to see the entire list. Now you know when they aren't smashing guitars on stage a few of our favorite rockers like to unwind with 18 holes. So which of your favorite rockers do you compare to on the links? Short List has the numbers.

  • Alice Cooper has a 5.3 Handicap and he says golf saved his life. He even wrote a book about it called, ”Alice Cooper: Golf Monster – A Rock ’n’ Roller’s 12 Steps To Becoming a Golf Addict”.
  • Robby Krieger of the Doors handicap is 6.8 and he likes to play in Florida .
  • Pink Floyds Roger Waters has a 11.7 handicap and enjoys one of the world’s best golf courses Sunningdale in Berkshire England.
  • Bon Jovi’s drummer Tico Torres was taught golf by Wille Nelson and his handicap is 12.1
  • Eddie Van Halen has an 18 handicap and is the co-founder of a golf course in Essex.
  • And last on my list is Meatloaf with a 24 handicap, paradise by the golf cart lights I guess.