Join us for the 2nd-half of the season as a member at the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center! 2nd-half members get all the benefits of a full membership, other than the first 3 months of unlimited play. You’ll receive a disc, a member pass, and 15% off of discs, equipment and apparel in our pro shop! Buy today and join the crew for the second half of the season!
2nd Half Memberships
We have seen strong membership numbers this season! However, now that we are into July, many disc golfers from the New England area have shown interest in becoming members but are hesitant having missed nearly half the season. No worries! our new 2nd Half Memberships go on sale Monday 7/24 for the reduced price of $75! Planning on play disc golf at Smugglers’ this summer and fall? These memberships will be good from August 1st to November 1st and only take 8 rounds or 5 day passes to pay for themselves!
Summer/Fall Leagues Start Up!
We are also starting up a 2nd Half of the season league! Kicking off Monday July 24th, singles league will be Monday at 5:30 and Doubles will be Thursday at 5:30pm! More details to drop on Sunday regarding format!
With the 2017 GMC on the horizon, the weather is finally shaping up and it looks to be a great summer and fall of disc golf at Smugglers’ Notch!
This year’s Brewster Ridge Open marks the 5th anniversary of the event! It will also mark the establishment of a new name for our operation: the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center. For the past 5 years, we have been working towards an offering of two elite 18-hole championship courses complete with a pro shop and family friendly set up of 4 tees on every hole. While, we closed 2016 with this full offering, in 2017, we are happy to be able to, for the first time, to open our courses for the season (May 12th) with both 18-hole courses ready to go! Thus, we are moving on from the name Brewster Ridge and creating the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center as our overarching moniker. Of course, Brewster and Fox Run will still be the names of our 2 courses.
Registration for our first tourney of the year, the BRO V, opens at 5pm on May 5th. The BRO will carry sanctioning with GMPS, NEFA, and be a PDGA C-Tier.
This year’s Brewster Ridge Open will feature one round of play on both courses. We have are opening play to a wide range of divisions. The BRO V will also serve as a qualifier for this year’s Vibram Open as well as this year’s Green Mountain Championship! 3 spots to each event will be given away to the top scoring pros that register for the chance to win these qualifying spots!
MORE GMC QUALIFIER INFO & HOW TO APPLY
The BRO V is one of 8 qualifiers for our September event, the Green Mountain Championship. The other 7 qualifiers will be run in the 5 other New England states (ME, NH, CT, MA, RI) and one each in NY and NJ. We are now accepting applications for GMC Qualifiers and will announce the final qualifying locations on May 12th. Each qualifying event will get 3 Spots to give to MPO players. To apply to have your event serve as a qualifier please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Event Name & Date
- Year Started/Years Run
- Field Size
- TD & TD resume
- Description of the event/why would it be a great qualifier
There is a $100 fee to be a qualifier. That fee includes a package of swag worth over $100 to give away to the winners as well as to use for prizes for your event.
We are looking forward to a great season of disc golf here at the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center! Remember, memberships are ON SALE NOW, and we are set to open for the season on Friday, May 12th! Stay Tuned for more info on non-tourney events and leagues!
Due to the pace of past tournament registrations, the GMC is happy to announce some qualifying options for 2017. Last year, the 300+ GMC field filled so fast, it broke DGU registration records! This season, the Disc Golf Pro Tour has implemented registration standards for all its events, which include two tiers of registration, the first starting at 970+ rated players in MPO. We are happy to follow these standards and are proud to be a part of the Tour. At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, we also value the strong New England passion for, and presence at, the GMC & Smuggs FallFest. Therefore, we are happy to announce the following qualifications for the GMC targeted to Regional players.
All players from the 2016 GMC that cashed will be included in tier 1 of 2017 registration. Invitations to register will be sent to any players under 970 that cashed at last year’s event.
In addition, we are happy to announce regional qualifying competition for the MPO & FPO divisions of the 2017 GMC! 8 NEFA/PDGA events will be selected (one in each New England state and New York & New Jersey) to serve as qualifiers to the 2017 GMC. Each event will get 3 MPO spots and one FPO spot to give out for the 2017 GMC to the best division scores from those participating in qualifying.
Lastly, we will be holding 6 MPO, 2 FPO, and 2 MPM spots for members of our local Green Mountain Disc Golf Club. Those spots will be distributed based on GMPS standings.
If you are running a 2017 NEFA/PDGA event in one of the 8 Northeastern states, and are interested in serving as your state’s GMC qualifier, you’ll be able to submit a qualifier application later this month. More details will be announced about the GMC regional qualifiers on March 15th.
Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship is back, and slated to be bigger and better than ever in 2017! One of three events to rejoin the Pro Tour for 2017, the GMC is excited to announce that tiered registration will open on March 1st for the Pro side. The Pro side, running from Wednesday, September 13th through Saturday, September 16th will consist of 4 one-round days with a field of 300+ pro disc golfers. There will be a cut after the third round, final details on field % to be cut TBA.
The amateur side of the event will start Saturday, September 16th and run as a 2-day, 2-round event that will end on Sunday, September 17th. The Am side will host over 150 golfers bringing the total from the event to over 450 disc golfers!
The GMC is once again part of Smuggs FallFest, which enters it’s third year! FallFest attracts outdoor enthusiasts from across New England to spectate the GMC, enjoy an outdoor mountain music festival, partake in delicious craft beer events, and eat fresh local food from all over the state.
MPO: 970+ rating: March 1st, Open Reg: April 1st
FPO: 900+ rating: March 1st, Open Reg: April 1st
MPM: 970+ rating: March 1st, Open Reg: April 1st
All Amateur divisions: March 15th, more info to follow.
The GMC will be expanding its MPO & FPO division sizes this year, as well as welcoming back the MPM division! 22 players have already registered for the event via the Pro Tour Pass. Also, we will be holding registration spots for the players who earned their Tour Cards last year on the DGPT until June 1st, eliminating the registration rush for nearly all of the top rated touring pros.
To check in on the registration countdown, visit GMC’s Disc Golf Scene page: