CCB Bids a Fond Farewell to Jim (Doc) Garand

We lost a great one when Doc Garand passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023. A longtime member of CCB as well as Northfield Country Club, Doc was universally loved and treasured as a great friend, golfing buddy, mentor, and storyteller. On the course he was a master of the short game. After the round, you could always find him at the 19th hole, where he commanded the deck and led the banter to the delight of anyone within earshot.

We will forever remember his spirit, his humor, and his companionship.

Doc’s obituary may be found at

There will be a Celebration of Life at CCB this Thursday, July 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where people will be encouraged to share stories and memories of Doc. This follows a service to be held at Saint Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre, VT at 12:30 p.m.

The Member Guest Tournament has been rescheduled to July 29th and July 30th.

Please contact the Pro Shop as soon as possible to let them know if you team will still be playing or not by email to or by calling 476-7658.  A free practice round is included for each guest to be used prior to the weekend, please schedule tee times with the Pro Shop. There will no longer be a skins game on Friday.

ORDER OF PLAY: Shotgun start at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 29.

Tee times Sunday starting at 7:30 am

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We’re moving into June here at the Country Club of Barre and settling into the summer routine.

Bill Evans and the course management team have upgraded bunkers, cleared downed trees and sodded new senior and ladies’ tees on several holes. The grounds crew is working hard to put the club’s best foot forward for the Vermont Amateur Championship July 4-6. We’ll need volunteers to spot for golfers and keep things organized, so please consider helping the club over the 4th of July week.

In the pro shop, Head Golf Professional Joe Dingledine has unpacked and settled in. Joe has scheduled golf club fittings with Ping from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on June 8 and with Mizuno from noon to 4 p.m. on June 14.

Men’s League begins May 30 with a 5:15 p.m. shotgun start. Golfers can sign up as an A-B-C-D team or individually in the pro shop. The league is limited to 40 players, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.

On the women’s side the Ladies League kicks off on June 7. League activities are being managed by Patty Baroudi and Dee Lamberton.  Sign up with Patty and Dee and pay the $20 entry fee.

Pete Richards has the bag room and cart operation organized and running, and we’re fortunate to have some great workers (and outstanding athletes) from local schools working in the bag room.  Please try to help us retain our valued staff by tipping for club cleaning and other assistance when appropriate!

By the time you read this the first big member event of the season will be in the rear-view mirror. The popular Maurice Kelley was held May 20 and 21 with a full field of seven teams. The first nine-and-dine of the year was played on May 19. The first two outside tournaments, the Central Vermont Chamber Challenge was played on May 12 under beautiful weather, and the Vermont Senior Golf Association played in frigid temperatures on May 17.

The pro shop is well stocked and ready to supply you with gloves, tees, golf balls, clothing, hats, golf bags and more. Check out our Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway and Mizuno demos, and schedule a lesson with Joe the Pro.

See you at the club very soon!

CCB Pro Joe Dingledine

CCB Pro Joe Dingledine

The 2023 golf season is underway at Country Club of Barre, and the board of directors is very pleased to welcome back Joe Dingledine as its new PGA Professional, 29 years after he first served as Barre’s Assistant Golf Professional beginning in 1994. Since 2016 Joe has been the PGA Teaching Professional at Montague Golf Club in Randolph. Before that, he was the Head Golf Professional at Northfield Country Club for nine years. Joe is a Certified US Kids Golf Instructor and his proficiency in golf instruction, tournament operations, and Pro Shop management will be strong assets as he takes on his new role at CCB.

“I am excited to return to the Country Club of Barre, where I have many friends and great memories from my work here 22 years ago,” Dingledine said. “Bill Evans and his crew have really improved the course over the years, and we’re excited to host the Vermont State Amateur Championship in early July.”

Opening day at the Country Club of Barre was Thursday, April 20. Course Superintendent Bill Evans and his crew have created several new tee boxes, improved drainage and rebuilt bunkers over the last few years. Recently named one of the top five courses in Vermont by Golf Magazine, in 2023 CCB will host the Vermont Amateur Championship July 4-6.

CCB is open to the public, and players can book tee times by calling the Pro Shop at 802-476-7658 or booking online through our website. Daily rates, course details, and membership information, including promotional rates for new members, are available on the website. After your round plan to stop by at Fairways & Greens to sample the new menu, enjoy liquid refreshments, and renew friendships.

Rob Spring and Bob Pope tee off on opening day

Rob Spring and Bob Pope were the first players to tee off on opening day.

The Spring 2022 newsletter has been published and can be seen here. Inside you’ll find an update from the Pro Shop and information regarding upcoming projects at the club!


The March 2021 newsletter has been published and can be seen here. Check it out for information on potential changes to the course, new membership options and payment plans, notes from the Superintendent and Golf Professional, updates from the board of directors, and more!

The December 2020 newsletter has been published and can be seen here. Check it out for a review of the 2020 season, 2021 membership rates, notes from the Superintendent and Golf Professional, updates from the board of directors, and more!

Spring aerification of our greens will be happening June 1-2. The front nine will be closed for the day on June 1 and the back nine will be closed on June 2. We appreciate your understanding – our outstanding maintenance crew and their efforts are what make CCB truly a cut above the rest!

We hope this finds you well and that you’ve had an opportunity to get out and play a round or two. Bill, Peter and the rest of our wonderful staff have done a great job getting us open for play under difficult circumstances.

As you’ve probably seen by now, we have a beautiful new tee complex on #8! A huge thanks goes out to Mike and Eric Lajeunesse and Ed Corrigan for their hard work. In addition we’d like to thank the Saturday Morning Group,  Sunday Funday Group and John McGee for their generous donations to defray the cost to the club. All told we received nearly $2,000 in donations for this project!

Without the generosity of our members we wouldn’t be able to provide the stellar golf conditions and upgrades that we’ve all become used to. Next on the agenda is a new forward tee for #9. If you are interested in making a donation to the cause, please contact Peter in the shop or Tom Collins.

Friendly reminder that the social distancing measures in place at the Country Club of Barre are not optional. Please ensure that you are following the guidelines. We all need to continue to do our part to keep everyone safe and remain open.

A few bits to remember:

  • The golf shop remains closed to members and the public unless you are explicitly authorized to enter. Contact Peter and his crew over the phone (802-476-7658) to pay for a cart or green fees or to arrange for curbside pickup of merchandise.
  • Please do not attempt to pay with cash. We are only accepting credit or debit card payment at this time.
  • If you must congregate, limit groups to less than 10 people and please do not hang out in the parking lot or at the club following your round.
  • If you’re hungry and thirsty after a round, Fairways & Greens would be happy to get you an order to go!

We thank you for your understanding and your cooperation!

A couple bits of information for you:

Many of our neighbors are using the roads buy steroids online to exercise and we’ve received a few complaints of cars driving at a high rate of speed. While we are all very excited to be on our way to the course, please be mindful of your speed on the roads around the xanax 1mg club. The speed limit on roads leading to CCB are 35 mph.

We need to reiterate that the pro shop will NOT BE ACCEPTING CASH. In order to keep our staff safe, please do not attempt to pay for anything with cash until further notice. Peter and his folks will be happy isotretinoin drug to place a credit or debit card on file allowing you to pay for any merchandise or cart rentals via telephone.

All members are expected to have an approved payment plan with the Board of Directors or to have paid their dues in full prior to playing. Dues can be paid online at

We thank you for your cooperation. See you at the valium online course!

– Country Club of Barre Board of Directors