0 Helpful / 3 Not
- Beautiful location
- Excellent variety of holes
- Very clean and tidy
- Multiple tees to accomodate varying skill levels
- Very well maintained.
- Nice rubber tee pads
- Good signage on holes with information and layout.
- It appears that the resort has dedicated real resources to the maintenance of this beautiful course.
- A couple spots could use better or brighter signage to point you to the next tee.
- Hunters. Whlie I was there I was taken aback that there were bow hunters on the course. I recommend wearing bright colors during hunting seasons.
Other Thoughts: I wish this course were closer to me so I could play it more often! This is what a disc golf course should be. I played here in the fall during foliage season and it was incredible. This course is pretty centrally located to quite a number of disc golf courses so it is easy to make a weekend of disc golfing.
0 of 3 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.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great layout. Good mix of wooded and open shots. Requires accuracy. Several nice long holes. Several great down hill holes.
Although heavily wooded, nothing was ridiculously tight. There was room to work your shots.
Gold tees were in pretty good shape.
When played sept 25- 0ct 10th this is probably one of the most beatiful courses in the world.
Cons: Could use better signs and concrete tees.
Many of the shorter tees were tiny.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 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.
10 of 10 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.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is well designed, has four different tee pads to choose from. Gold - Championship; Blue - Pro; White - Imtermediate; Red - Beginner/Kids. Played the course around 1.5 rounds (rained out the first time through on 8/1/2013 and made it only 10-11 holes)
Cons: Muddy, the two maintenance guys are working hard to solve the muddiness issue but have not as of yet. They were in the midst of chipping up some wood to lay out on the muddy sections when I played through.
Other Thoughts: Stopped by the pro shop at Hole 1 (started playing at hole 12 as it was closest to our condo) and talked to the guy there, they are looking for more people to play the course as they only get around 30 players a day currently and would like to see somewhere closer to 60 players a day. He also mentioned that they are starting to build a small beginners 9 hole course across from the pro shop this week and have plans for 3 more 18 hole championship level courses in the next 5-6 years. I wish I lived closer to the resort (around 4.5 hours from where I live) because I would play this particular course a lot. Really well done even though it is still a work in progress mostly.
3 of 5 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.
Criss Cross Country
5 Helpful / 1 Not
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.
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!
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 ½ 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.
5 of 6 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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