When you take Route 166 into town and turn right on Battle Avenue, your eye will first be caught by the natural beauty of the Castine Golf Club, with fairways sweeping down towards the harbor on your left and back towards Witherle Woods and Fort George on your right.  
English golf course designer William Parker Jr. laid out the original nine holes in 1897, some of which are contained in the present course. Four tennis courts and a backboard are also part of the club, which runs several tennis tournaments over the summer. Sign up for lessons in tennis or golf at the small pro shop adjacent to the clubhouse just across Wadsworth Cove Road from Fort George. The clubhouse dates to 1918, and is the scene in summer of weekly suppers, preceded by a sociable cocktail hour, and the occasional brunch.  
Unlike some of New England’s finer facilities, Castine’s golf and tennis facilities are open to the public, with moderately priced summertime memberships also offered. Call (207) 326-8844 or click here for more information.