Williston Club History

90 Years of Family Dedication Created a Masterpiece - a Legendary Course
"Our legacy started with my great-great grandfather, we will continually
strive to improve the course and its services.
Williston is our pride and joy."
-- Larry Keefe, Vice President / Course Superintendent

Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor was the Williston Golf Club. In 1927, Frank Talcott built the original nine holes. It was created for the enjoyment of his friends and family. It was a simple layout with sand greens, coffee cans were used for the holes and a single set of hickory shafted golf clubs was shared between the few Golfers that would play each day.

As the games popularity grew so did the Williston Golf Club. Frank’s son, George Talcott operated the course through the mid 1960’s. His daughter, Shirley and her husband Ben Murray, took over in the late 60’s. Ben Murray redesigned the course, he added nine holes .Along with many family members they grew the Williston Golf Club to what is today - a family masterpiece. Many improvements to the Club followed including the Clubhouse which now houses Old Duffers Tavern.

 Call us at (802) 878-3747 to book your tee time and reserve your place in history!!

Today the Williston Golf Club is owned and operated by Frank Talcott’s Great Grandsons: Jeff Murray, a former Vermont Amateur Champion and Larry Keefe, who is considered one of Vermont’s Finest Golf Course Superintendents. They represent the fourth generation. The fifth generation is also on the job and together the family is working the golf course to ensure that it remains one of the most enjoyable courses in Vermont and New England.

During your visit, stop in at Old Duffers Tavern to learn more about our legacy. Relax and enjoy a cool beverage and great food amongst family antiques and golf course relics.

Call us today (802) 878-3747 to book your tee time!

Williston Golf Club | 424 Golf Course Road | Williston, VT 05495 | (802) 878-3747
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