Jeffersonville, VT 
Smugglers Notch - Brewster Ridge Share
Uploaded By: zapplayer12 Hole #4 (Taken 9/2014)
3 / 245ft.   3 / 245ft.   3 / 145ft.   3 / 145ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Looking Back Down the Fairway



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 Criss Cross Country

1    10/7/2012   10/30/2012
Review By: swatso
Played: 370  Reviewed: 348  Exp: 6.4 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
The tee areas, (mostly) three per hole, are very nicely done. Tee sign at each area, indicating the distance to the basket, and location of the closer tees. Benches. 4'x8' wood-framed, gravel tees at the two closest tees, long flypad at the long tee.
Cons:
As most of the holes play having a walking path as or near the fairway, you always need to pay attention for walkers.

While the map and next-tee signs are very useful, be aware that: a) After completing basket-9, you practically double back down fairway-9 then turn left to find tee-10; b) after completing basket-14, continue ahead for 15 /return for 16; c) basket-18 is located quite close to the walking path from the road to tee-1!
Other Thoughts:
For this review, I played the course from the middle tees. Distances varied from 205'-435', with an average of just over 270', and half the holes +/- 35' of this average.

The course plays on gently undulating, wooded land, crisscrossed by cross-country skiing/walking trails. These ~40' wide trails double as fairways on about of the holes, needing a bit of fade or turn at the end to head towards the basket. The non-trail holes had a scattering of trees throughout, at times offering a couple different lines to the basket. Only the last half of long number-8 and all of short number-15 could be considered super-tight, while numbers 9 and 16 offer are the most open holes on the course, but still require some trees to be missed early (9) or late (16).

From the tee, straight and steady will suffice on about half the holes, with the other half being an equal blend on left/right/S-turners. In a similar distribution, about half the holes are flat, with the downslopes outnumbering the upslopes by a bit for the remainder, and none of the elevation changes were extreme.

Holes 8 and 17, the only two over 400', with trees to miss throughout the entirety, are probably the most challenging, while several of the shorter/along trail holes are ready to offer up birdy opportunities.

A very solid course, providing the player the option of how much challenge he/she wants to encounter.

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