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News from the VGA

Hello Everyone,

We have been receiving many questions about certain guidelines and restrictions and we would like to clarify them for everyone.

Only Vermont residents are allowed to play golf in Vermont, unless that individual has met the minimum 14-day quarantine requirement. Meaning that person has entered the state of Vermont and quarantined in the state for a minimum of 14 days.

Golfers must adhere to the limit of one person per cart, unless the two golfers share the same residence (spouses, siblings, room mates, etc…)

Please limit all gatherings to 10 people or less (practice range, putting greens, parking lot, etc…)

For guidelines and restrictions regarding retail and food and beverage please click here.

Adhering to the guidelines and restrictions of Phase 1 will go a long way to get to the next phase of golf.

Stay safe and healthy!

Kind regards,
VGA Staff

View April 30th Update as a PDF

News from the VGA

The VGA, VTPGA our lobbyist, New Hampshire Golf Association, Maine Golf Association, MASS Golf, along with all of their lobbyist have been diligently working together to coordinate our efforts to get golf on the list of allowed recreational activities like biking, hiking and jogging. We all feel the timing is right and it is appropriate to get the message in front of the officials who are empowered to make this decision. All of our lobbyists and even the governors themselves have expressed each state has to work with their neighboring state and collaborate on what is going to be best from a regional approach.

UPDATE as of April 29th 2020

The VGA in correlation with VTPGA, NEPGA and the Allied New England Golf Associations have submitted our proposal of how golf can be played safely in VT. It has been received and is in the hands of the Restart VT team members who are responsible for moving approved industry proposals on to the Governors Office. Even though we have been told it is in the cue, they are focusing on other industries at this time. Unfortunately we will have to be patient for at least one more week but with some of the other positive news coming from neighboring states we feel it is just a matter of time.

We are being told by our advisers, the administration wants to support a state wide plan centralized through the Vermont Golf Association and will not be open to review individual proposals from club owners, general managers or golfers. The VGA will be submitting an updated safe golf plan to the Task Force for all our members tomorrow for consideration to open as soon as possible. It would be very helpful and we are asking ALL you, PLEASE DO NOT SEND your individual proposals to the Governor’s Office at this time as it could bog down the momentum we established over the last few days. We will edit the submitted plan with the feedback from the Task Force so we can hopefully open real soon. We will update everyone as soon as information is available.

Please stay healthy and safe!


Congratulations to Jim Gilman and Kevin Williamson, overall winners of the 2nd Annual Arthur Mandros / Bob Silvester Open held this weekend at Orleans Country Club.

View Mandros Silvester Open 2019 Results

Welcome to the Orleans Country Club Hole-In-One Club!


Chuck Gallagher (Newly added)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
8th Hole ~ 160 Yards ~ 6 Iron
Witnessed by Pete Gonyer and Allan Wright

Chuck’s 2nd Hole-In-One in 64 years of playing!

Lee Anderson

Monday, June 24, 2019
13th Hole ~ 134 Yards ~ 8 Iron
Witnessed by Carmen Anderson


Lyle Noyes

September 30, 1999
3rd Hole ~ 152 yards
Witnessed by Ron Penharlow, Bob Silvester & Charles Waterhouse


Sign your team up today!

Call (802) 754-2333

If you need a partner, just let the pro shop know.


Friday has another rain-making system coming through. The rain may be heavy at times late Friday into early Saturday. That system will move off to the east, and we’ll gradually clear the skies out late on Saturday. To round out the weekend, Sunday will be just the reverse of Saturday . . . it will start out with some sunshine, but then cloud up with showers showing up late in the afternoon.

Volunteer Day scheduled for Saturday, April 27th

Inside clean-up can still be done rain or shine. For inside help, bring a bucket, rags and cleaning supplies. For outside help, bring a rake. Lunch provided.

GOLF COURSE OPENING Day – Wednesday, May 1st

  • All 18 Holes open!
  • Carts TBD, please call (802) 754-2333 in advance to check cart status.


  • Pro Shop available Saturday, April 27th during clean-up (weather permitting) Club House will be open for the clean-up regardless.
  • Open Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th, 9 to 5.
  • MEMBERSHIPS: Also, if anyone has not paid his or her dues, there is still time to beat the early bird deadline! For the members who elected the payment plan, the final payment is due May 1, 2019. To reduce any misunderstandings, the deadline for eligible ‘early bird’ memberships has been adjusted from April 15th to May 1st as well.
  • Regular hours begin Wednesday, May 1st!


  • Preseason hours: Available when Pro Shop is open on April 29th & 30th, 9 to 5.
  • Regular availability begins Wednesday, May 1st.

RESTAURANT UPDATE: (opens Wednesday, May 1st)

  • Limited menu to start!
  • Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd 11:30 to 4:00. Bar will remain open weather depending.
  • Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th 11:30 to 8:00.
  • Sunday, May 5th 11:30 to close.

Photo taken last Wednesday, April 17th. Fairways were greening up nicely and greens had been rolled. Still some snow on the course at that time. A week has made an amazing difference. We are getting there!

All greens have now been mowed and they ALL came through the winter great! 

Saturday, May 18th at Newport Country Club and Sunday, May 19th at Orleans Country Club

Teams must be paid in full by Monday, April 15, 2019.

For more information or to sign-up contact one of the following.

Matt Robert 802.673.8295 or

Ryan Jacobs 802.999.1708 or

Isaac Fortin 802.233.4475 or

Dana Lefaivre 802.673.8682 or

To view poster as a PDF, Click Here!

Olney Invitational Golf Tournament at Orleans Country Club

Saturday, September 22, 2018

This was the first year of an annual event.  There were 80 players, which is a great turnout for the first year.  It will certainly grow moving forward!

One of the highlights of the day was the music that was playing outside while people played golf, it could be heard throughout the entire course, thank you to Nick Bourassa of NIX MIX!  Also thank you to Barr Hill Distillery and to Jasper Hill Farm for their delicious samples on the course!  And a HUGE thank you to the many sponsors for this event.

Another highlight was WWII and Korean War Veteran Pete Gonyer who joined us for the event. At the end of the day,  Josh shared Pete’s military background and countless awards and medals pictured in the above photo. A perfect way to wrap up a great day.

After it was all said and done, between the players, the hole sponsors, and the raffle donations, $3,855 was raised for local area Veterans and their families for heating assistance for the upcoming winter.

Also a big thank you to Katie Haley who will handle the actual donations to these families.  Thank you to everyone, hope to see you again next year!

Josh Olney


Jane Horton, Bob Horton, Carol Boucher, Bruce Reed & Pete Gonyer enjoying the day.

And Pete Gonyer at the Tee.

Patriot Golf Day Marathon at Orleans Country Club

On Thursday, October 4, 2018,  Josh Olney, PGA Golf Professional and Frank Barsalow, Golf Course Superintendent each played 108 holes at Orleans Country Club to help raise money for the Folds of Honor, which helps provide scholarships to spouses and children of those fallen or disabled in service to America.

They started their day at 6:59 AM and finished the 108th hole (6 full rounds) at 4:55 PM.  Between the two of them, they were able to card 14 birdies and 1 eagle!  Thanks to Orleans Country Club for the use of the golf course and their two fastest golf carts!

A HUGE thank you to all the folks that made donations totaling an amazing $1830!