Smuggler’s Notch Disc Golf World Championship (2023)

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Do you enjoy watching skilled players play disc golf? If so, Smuggler’s Notch is the place to be at the end of summer.

In Smugglers Notch disc golf is kind of a big deal. Throughout summer, you’ll find everything from tournaments for locals to major competitions. The annual Smugglers Notch disc golf tournament attracts the top players from around the world. And the massive event is always just as fun for spectators of the sport. So you can find many ways to enjoy your time if you make your way to Jeffersonville in late August.

Check out a bit more about the Disc Golf Championship in Smuggs Notch, nearby attractions, where to eat, and more.


What’s the Smuggler’s Notch Disc Golf Championship?

The Disc Golf World Championship for pro disc golfers takes place yearly at the Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, VT. This year’s world disc golf championship kicks off on August the 30th, 2023 at 8 am and runs until September 3rd at 7 pm.

Ranked as one of the best disc golf courses on the planet, this internationally recognized event attracts some of the best players from around the world. Spectators are invited to purchase tickets to the event to follow the participants along as they work through several unique courses around the base of the mountains.

Take Advantage of Spectator Entertainment at the Disc Golf Championship

Even if you don’t play disc golf professionally, this event is always a lot of fun for spectators. The event organizers make it a point to include everything from on-site food and drink vendors to live entertainment. The 2023 live music roster will include musicians like Cory Wong and many more.

Beyond the entertainment, Smuggler’s Notch is one of the most stunning places in VT to spend your time. The Smuggler’s Notch Resort that hosts the event is nestled into the foothills of Mount Mansfield and White Face Mountain. Therefore, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of some of the most picturesque natural areas in the state. Plus, there are other ways to enjoy your time, such as a visit to either Mountainside or Notchville Water Park or a visit to the Brewster River Pub & Brewery.

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Book a Campsite at Brewster River Campground for the Best Sleep Ever

Brewster River Campground stretches along the treasured Brewster River not far from the Disc Golf Championship in Smuggler’s Notch. This campground is said to be the prime spot to reconnect with nature, with many visitors walking away feeling like they’ve got a new lease on life.

Set far away from the city lights, Brewster River Campground gives you an incredible view of the night sky. And no matter where you pop a tent, you’ll be within earshot of the gently lapping river. Every campsite offers private river access where you can swim, fish, kayak, and explore the water. A 20-foot waterfall is also nearby that happens to be a favorite swimming spot for campers. A communal lawn comes to life every night by the fire pit and there are bathrooms on site.

Grab Food at the Nearby Restaurants

Smuggler’s Notch is full of good places to eat, so you definitely won’t go hungry if you are in town for the championship. A few places to look for on the map include:

  • Taste of Texas – A true-blue BBQ restaurant with amazing barbecue
  • The Family Table – A fresh-ingredient restaurant with the best Italian pizza in the area
  • The Cupboard Deli – An old-fashioned deli with stacked-high sandwiches and homemade donuts

Make Your Way to a Dispensary Near Smugglers Notch

Are you planning to get involved or be a spectator at the Smugglers Notch Disc Golf Championship? If so, you’ll be just a few miles away from The Cambridge Cannabis Company. Our recreational dispensary is just three miles from the Breser River Campground. Stop by to see our massive collection of cannabis flower, including the most-requested strains in the state, as well as concentrates, cannabis edibles, vapes, and more. You can also take a look at our menu online to order ahead.


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