What did Shakespeare say about "tomorrow"?
Anyway, Castine Golf Club is indeed located well off the beaten path, in an exceedingly charming fishing village turned summer colony. On the morning that I played, a brilliant summer Sunday, there was no one one the course, but the deck of the modest, ultra-traditional clapboard clubhouse was swarming with blue blazered brunchers and their pearl-wearing wives. Surely a wonderful, "throwback" atmosphere, semi-private in the finest sense.
The course is lovely, surprisingly challenging, largely unspoiled. The fourth and fith holes, which take you down to the lowest and wettest points, are a bit of a lull, but the rest is just a bumpy, old-timey, gnarly golf course. The view from the sixth green is one of the greatest in Maine golf.
If you ask nicely they will show you the original Wille Park blueprints, which are in impeccable condition. Eighteen holes here followed by a stroll by the ocean and some lunch is some high-quality tourism.