Meticulously maintained course
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Extremely helpful staff & well stocked pro-shop
- Staff is always making improvements to course
- Large variety of wooded holes; balanced play
- Gold adds significant difficulty over blue
- Red & white tees are perfect for newbies
- Excellent signage; it's easy to navigate
- As much time as we've spent in the woods there has been no sign of poison oak/ivy
- Course never feels unfair
- The new 9-hole course that was installed for the August tournament really emphasized placement and distance; a different feel for sure. Hopefully this will be back in 2014!
- $5 to play is more than fair considering the quality of this course.
Cons: - Can get extremely muddy during spring (due to being at the base of the mountain)
- Some hikes between holes can be a bit on the longer side
- Original 18 is missing large open holes to really air it out on (however the new 9 really makes up for this!)
These complaints really are negligible though!
Other Thoughts: Brewster Ridge is my favorite course to play in Vermont. It's not the most difficult (Black Falls is), but playing the golds will significantly heighten the challenge (I average -2 on blue and +8 on gold!). Takes me roughly 60-90 minutes to play through a round with a friend.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Was such a great place, played 2 rounds on the Gold tees. Which are extra long well maintained tees. Most shots are thru tight fairways. Awesome signage, perfectly maintained land. All 18 had awesome baskets. Mountain course provided a well balance of up hill and down hill shots, but also crossed the mountain nicely, to offer different looks on each 18.
Other Thoughts: I left a disc out on the course, and got it back after my second round via lost and found. awesome :)
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I've been playing the course since it was redesigned in the spring of 2013, and it's better every time I come up. The maintenance staff are up there laying down woodchips, adding more signs and walkways, improving drainage, and clearing everything from the fairway to the roughs. I wish every course was maintained to this level!
The course layout makes good use of the available terrain with technical woods, open fairway, and up and downhill elevation changes. Most of the holes have multiple lines of approach lending themselves to different playing styles and tactics.
I've had a ton of fun going up with my friends who do not play. The course designer did a great job making the course approachable to all skill-levels. Each hole has three or four tee-boxes. I run across quite a few families playing with kids because of this as well.
The new pro-shop has the best selection of innova, discraft, and prodigy for hundreds of miles.
Brewster is probably the most scenic course I've ever played. Tucked up in smugglers notch, you play through old growth maple glades, around old stone walls, and in sight of the craggy smugglers notch pass.
Cons: Some walking trails intersect with the course, but that's rarely a problem as the trails do not get heavy traffic.
Some of the holes really make you work for par. Particularly holes 7 and 10.
Other Thoughts: Disregard the older comments, the course is night and day better than previous years, and like I said, it's being improved on a daily basis. Also, while there is a lot of mud this year, it's hard to blame it on the course; Vermont just came off the rainiest May and June on record.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
What an amazing course
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Immaculately maintained course
-4 tee pads on almost every hole. Great for all skill levels.
-Challenging for beginners and pros alike
-An extremely fun course to play!
Cons: The only con I would say is there was a couple points where the disc golf course Cris-crossed a hiking trail so it took a few seconds to figure out where the next tee was located. Nothing that would change my rating as a 5 star course.
Other Thoughts: If you are up in the area, do yourself a favor and play this course. I can't wait to visit the area again and play another round here.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Two full time maintenance staff make sure this course is maintained. Any issue that comes up is addressed quickly. Through two records months of rain in VT, the course has played beautifully despite the rain and looks fantastic currently.
The design is challenging, but accessible due to the 4 tee layout. I play the Gold tees and though there are difficult holes and birdie holes, each has a unique challenge. Uphill shots, downhill shots, variations in the sharpness of right turns and left turns forcing players to control when the disc turns and fades. At 7,000 ft, you need to be able to throw it long to challenge Par on the Gold layout, but there are also many shorter holes where 2 is very possible.
Benches everywhere! 3 picnic tables on the course. Garbage and recycling. New directional signage looks very professional. Beautiful rock cairns are a nice touch.
Cons: Not many cons at this course. There are a few holes that need tweaking. Hole #7 could use more definition for it's fairway, but changes happen constantly at Brewster and that green is scheduled to be reworked and moved.
Other Thoughts: A mountain course is rumored to be in the works, and the upcoming B-tier has over $4,000 added cash. Good things in the future for disc golf at Smugglers' Notch Resort!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The team at Smuggs did a fantastic job re-developing the Brewster Ridge course into something very special for Vermont. As stated in many reviews, the course plays very well, is fair, challenging and provides great opportunities for beginners, amateurs and pros. A great mix with long par 4's and interesting lines at every hole.
Cons: The only "con" would be if you haven't played this course yet! Go play it! You won't be disappointed.
Other Thoughts: Great Job Team Spring!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Brewster Ridge is awesome!
Pros: -4 tee boxes on every hole to encourage all skill levels
-crazy amount of detail went into this course. Excellent signage, numerous benches/tables, well manicured paths/bridges/walls, tee boxes are beautiful (many have decorative rocks/boulders), etc.
-new disc catchers
-par 60 layout (from gold tees) has good mix of tough par 3's and 4's with a small handful of ace runs
-the views! truly is gorgeous.
Cons: None. I live too far away to play here a lot I guess:(
Other Thoughts: Brewster Ridge is a really special disc golf course. The amount of work that went into small details, combined with a truly spectacular piece of land really makes this a must-play course for anyone who loves disc golf and is in the area. Rumor has it that the course will be expanding and improved upon even more throughout 2013!
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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