David Ray, who has a wealth of experience in the private club industry, took over in March.
A new general manager took over the Rolling Road Golf Club a month ago. David Ray had his eyes on the job for quite some time, according to the club. “He thinks this club has terrific potential and he believes it will be a truly great place to work,” said club president John Ward in an email. Ray has been clubhouse manager at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, assistant general manager at the Suburban Club in Pikesville, worked at the Crofton Country Club and has food and beverage training for Hilton Hotels. “David has great people skills, he is a golfer himself, has three beautiful young children and resides near the Severna Park area,” Ward wrote. “Stop by and say hello to him the next time you are around the club.”
The rambling wooden structure stood on the site now occupied by the Bloomsbury Community Center.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dianne Burch
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Prior to the Rolling Road Golf Club, which opened with a nine-hole golf course in 1919, the summer residents of Catonsville enjoyed a country club set on 18 acres of property sold for the purpose by John L. Glenn, one of the community’s largest landholders. While it was known as the Catonsville Casino, there was no gambling. Indeed, there was no golf either. When the club opened on May 12, 1894, The Sun reported: “The grounds cover eight acres and are situated near Catonsville, fronting on Bloomsbury lane, at the terminus of the Catonsville Short Line Railroad. They are laid off for baseball, cricket, tennis and lacrosse, with a winter tennis court made of crushed stone. The cost of grading the grounds and of erecting the Casino was $42,…