The Great Chebeague Golf Club is an island course, with no bridge across Casco Bay. You get here on your own boat or on the Chebeague Transportation Co. ferry, which makes at least ten round trips daily.
The Easiest Way to get to Chebeague is to park your car at the Chebeague Island Parking Lot in Cumberland (on Route 1, about a quarter mile south of Exit 15 off I-295). There you board a CTC bus, which takes you over a causeway to Cousins Island where you embark on a CTC ferry. The scenic two-mile ferry trip across the bay, which takes less than 15 minutes, docks at the island’s 19th century Stone Wharf. From there it is a short, 200-yard walk to the historic golf clubhouse.
Ferry schedules and costs: Being on an island means it’s not easy and not inexpensive to get here. But islands are different and worth it. The CTC parking lot charges are $15 per day; the CTC bus is free; the CTC ferry is $7.50 per adult each way. No charges for golf clubs. See Ferry Schedule for times and charges.
Casco Bay lines also has several daily ferries to Chebeague from downtown Portland. However, these ferries land at Chandler’s Cove, at the southwest end of Chebeague, four miles from the golf course. And currently there is no taxi service on Chebeague. See CascoBayLines.com for ferry times and costs.
Water taxis. There also are water taxis, advertised on the web, from downtown Portland docks. They can drop passengers off at Chandler’s Cove or the Stone Wharf next to the golf club.
Arriving by boat: Small motorboats (17 feet and under) and dinghies can tie up on Chebeague’s Stone Wharf for an hourly fee ($5-7); larger boats can anchor or pick up one of the Chebeague Island Inn’s eight yellow moorings, available to the Inn’s lunch, dinner and overnight guests.