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Old 07-09-2019, 07:37 AM
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Vermont: One could easily spend a few days down south doing Chester, Magic, now Bromley, then Manchester and Bennington, then hop up to BCO @ killington on your way up to Smuggs for Fox/Brewster.

It’s growing quickly up here. A few years ago it was just 9 holes in Chester and 9 in Manchester. Now all these courses are a full 18, and Bromley you even ride the chairlift twice.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:25 AM
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Firstly, have a great trip!

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Tue: 8 hr drive to Iron Hill (DE)
Wed: Stafford Woods (NJ), Wickham Park (CT), Willow Valley (RI)
If you are heading up I-95 and want to add another course near Iron Hill, Mill Brook is a nice spin, playing fairly quickly from short tees to short baskets.

I just returned from a New England loop. Willow Valley is a fun way to bag Rhode Island. For Connecticut I preferred Nichols Field to Wickham Park. Wickham is a pretty park but crowded and mostly wide open bombers. Nichols Field was a nice mix of short, technical holes with wooded bombers mixed in, and I had the course to myself on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

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Thu: Maple Hill (MA), Smuggler's Notch (VT)
Fri: Sabattus (ME), Salmon Falls (NH)
Sat: 10 hr drive home
For Massachusetts, consider 501 Disc Golf in addition to (or even instead of) Maple Hill. Either is a great day of disc golf. Rapscallion is near 501 - fun spin with a brewery and food truck.

And BT's Smokehouse in Sturbridge MA had some fine BBQ, worth the long lines.

Sounds like you have chosen a logical route. I hope you have a blast!

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Old 07-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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Well, it's official. I'm leaving for this road trip in... 4 hours.

Tue: 8 hr drive to Iron Hill (DE)
Wed: Stafford Woods (NJ), Wickham Park (CT), Willow Valley (RI)
Thu: Maple Hill (MA), Smuggler's Notch (VT)
Fri: Sabattus (ME), Salmon Falls (NH)
Sat: 10 hr drive home

Overall about 2500 miles give or take and more rounds than I've played all year this far (3?). Will be a last minute getaway from work and will be playing mostly conservative, pretty quick golf to preserve my arm and keep things moving so I can get to all the courses. Will bring my total states played to 46 with Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Montana remaining.

Thanks to everyone who gave valuable input into my travels. Catch you on the flip side.
Good Luck on the trip. It looks like a compact route. You should be able to make that drive to Smuggs. That far North you get more daylight. At Smuggs and Sabattus, the sunset isn't until 8:40 pm and sunrise is at 5:15 am!!



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Old 07-09-2019, 09:08 AM
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Well, it's official. I'm leaving for this road trip in... 4 hours.

Tue: 8 hr drive to Iron Hill (DE)
Wed: Stafford Woods (NJ), Wickham Park (CT), Willow Valley (RI)
Thu: Maple Hill (MA), Smuggler's Notch (VT)
Fri: Sabattus (ME), Salmon Falls (NH)
Sat: 10 hr drive home

Overall about 2500 miles give or take and more rounds than I've played all year this far (3?). Will be a last minute getaway from work and will be playing mostly conservative, pretty quick golf to preserve my arm and keep things moving so I can get to all the courses. Will bring my total states played to 46 with Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Montana remaining.

Thanks to everyone who gave valuable input into my travels. Catch you on the flip side.
Thursday is gonna be tough. Maple then smuggs with a 4hr drive in between
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:31 AM
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Thursday is gonna be tough. Maple then smuggs with a 4hr drive in between
Yeah thats what I see. It's almost as long a drive from Maple Hill to Smuggs, as it is for me to get to Maple Hill. I don't think I could do it, but I'd be doing it in reverse (Smuggs is 2 hrs from me, but only 66 miles almost exclusively on back roads), and I'd probably not want to leave Brewster. Let me know how Smuggs looks, as the Brewster Ridge Open is next week. I'm gonna try to see if I can get over there for a practice round, maybe I can do Thursday.

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Old 07-09-2019, 10:38 AM
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Thursday is gonna be tough. Maple then smuggs with a 4hr drive in between
With that kind of drive Id just go to Magic. More like 2.5 or less from Maple Hill and all kinds of VT feel, good views and such.

I could also give you a personal tour, point you to some great food & beer, maybe even another area course or stop by a swimming hole, and likely send you on your way with a bunch of really sought after 4-packs too.

Just putting it out there- not that I dont love Smuggs, I just dont know Id drive 8 hrs round trip to play it if Im not doing both courses and staying overnight. Just my .02

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:49 PM
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...if you're only going around once add Stafford in the late pm

I did manage to play both Iron Hill and Stafford today. I liked both parks. Iron Hill is a fantastic course. I lucked out and had good weather and traffic and light course traffic. I played well but my knees are killing me after only day 1. Gonna be a long 3 more days!
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Thu: Maple Hill (MA)(If you get a hot, humid day and play the long layout here Maple Hill is a MONSTER to walk/play. It's way harsher than the pro's make it look on video and throw in any precipitation -- good luck getting to VT)
Yeah, there was supposed to be another day mixed in there so I could take a full day at Maple Hill and get Pyramids in too, but my trip got delayed a day and I had to squeeze it all together and hope it all works out.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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..sunrise is at 5:15 am!!



Enjoy!
Good tip on the early daylight! This will come in handy...
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...BT's Smokehouse in Sturbridge MA had some fine BBQ, worth the long lines.

Sounds like you have chosen a logical route. I hope you have a blast!
Thanks for the BBQ tip! I'll be stopping in if at all possible...

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:58 PM
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With that kind of drive Id just go to Magic. More like 2.5 or less from Maple Hill and all kinds of VT feel, good views and such.

I could also give you a personal tour, point you to some great food & beer, maybe even another area course or stop by a swimming hole, and likely send you on your way with a bunch of really sought after 4-packs too.

Just putting it out there- not that I dont love Smuggs, I just dont know Id drive 8 hrs round trip to play it if Im not doing both courses and staying overnight. Just my .02
computing... dangit I'm trying to figure out how to pass up this offer. This is a whirlwhind of a trip... I'll try to put some thought into it tomorrow.

Today was:

9 hrs drive to Iron Hill
1.5 hr round (hustled)
1 hr drive to Stafford Woods
1 hr round (hustled)

Planning on starting early and getting CT and RI in easily and up to Maple Hill area to stay the night to be ready at sunrise for the long day.
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