In Volume 3 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that:
“Many of Maine’s courses are semi-private, but unfortunately for our readers, hard to access in the prime summer season. An exception is Belgrade, a strictly daily fee course always open to visitors. The view from the putting green and first tee out northward to the lakes is phenomenal; take time to savor it, because you don’t get it again. Built on a steep, rocky site, many holes are benched in to soften the slopes, yielding a lot of green-to-tee climbs. You’ve probably seen pictures of the course showing a lot of rock in play, mostly excess material from the construction process, stacked up to make a feature of it after they got tired of hauling it away; it’s a practical solution that actually gives the course a different look. Overall, not a bad course, but it’s all quite modern in a spot where you’re not looking for that.”
The Belgrade Lakes Golf Club received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak.