Quiet Times Golf Course
In 1972, Ray bought 63 acres of land from Harold Stringham with the hopes of building the land into a Camping Grounds with a chip -n- putt Golf Course for the campers.
After the Town of Bennington denied Ray of his plan, he decided to build a Par 3 golf course. Ray worked hard day and night with the help of many friends and family. They cut down trees, picked up a lot of rocks and moved a lot of dirt. Grass seed was planted and two years later the par 27 front nine was opened.
In 1979, the construction of the back nine began. Again, there was a lot of hours cutting trees down, picking rocks, moving dirt and planting grass seed. The par 31 back nine opened in 1982.
In 1985, Ray bought an additional 24 acres of land from Paul Trauscht. He began rebuilding the front nine to include four par 4 holes. July 9, 1988, the front nine, as we know it today, was expanded to a par 31, by extending holes #3, 4, 6 & 7 to a par 4.
On July 1, 1998, Quiet Times Golf Course was sold to Ray & Clarine's son, Roger and his wife Sonya. The golf course still to this day is a family oriented business.
2022, our son Ryan joined the family team as the Assistant Greens Keeper Superintendent. Ryan has his degree in Golf Course Greens Keeping and Management from SUNY Delhi. Ryan has many years of experience which includes his internship at Craig Burn Country Club, Assistant Superintendents @ Wild Dune County Club in South Carolina, Superintendent @ Attica Country Club in Attica, NY and Assistant Superintendent @ Brookfield Country Club in Clarence, NY.
- March 2023