Smoking has been a problem in past seasons. Cigarette butts and filters have been found littering the course, near the club house, in the parking area, and in the restroom. Additionally, there have been complaints of second hand smoke from some guests. Guidelines are now in effect in response to these issues.
Due to the non-biodegradable composition of cigarette filters and the litter effect of cigarette paper, cigarette smoking is not allowed on the course or property except in your personal vehicle which needs to be parked far enough away from other vehicles as to not allow your smoking to drift into another player’s car.
Every golf course allows cigar smoking on the course. In fact a very large number of cigars sold in this country are sold at golf courses. Cigars are also biodegradable, and do not come with the problem of filters or paper littering the course and property. With this in mind, and our focus on being a professional golf course environment, cigar smoking is allowed on the course. Cigars must be non-filtered/non-tipped and disposed of properly.
No smoking of cigars near players not in your group without the permission of other players and their guests, and no smoking in the parking area or restroom. Please dispose of cigar butts at the smoking table.
Please note that the new marijuana laws in Vermont are in regard to at home personal use and in public concealed personal possession and do not allow it’s use in public or private open to the public venues and therefore it’s use on our property has become an issue which we address as follows:
VERMONT HAS GONE TO POT (IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE) AND MANY USERS BELIEVE THAT IT IS LEGAL (AND THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE USING) BUT THE LAWS ARE CLEAR THAT POSSESSION, USE AND GROWTH OF POT IS REGULATED AND ONLY PERSONAL PRIVATE POSSESSION AND USE IS ALLOWED AND THAT IT IS ILLEGAL IN VERMONT AT THIS TIME TO OPENLY USE POT IN PUBLIC.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT POT USE OUTSIDE OF AND OFF PROPERTY OF YOUR PERSONAL RESIDENCE COULD, AND IN THE CASE OF PLAYING HERE. WOULD, LEAD TO YOU OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THC WHICH IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
BRGC IS A PRIVATE COURSE,OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON A LIMITED BASES. WE OFFER OUTDOOR RECREATION TO PLAYERS, MANY OF WHOM BRING THEIR MINOR CHILDREN HERE TO LEARN AND PLAY. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE, (OR WASTE TIME DISCOURAGING) POT USE HERE (ANYWHERE) , INSTEAD WE REALIZE IT IS HERE TO STAY AND MOST PROBABLY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF USERS THANKS IN GREAT PART TO THE STATE OF VERMONT CARELESSLY MAKING POT LEGALLY AVAILABLE FOR PROFIT.
IN ADDRESS OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES THE OPEN USE OF POT AT BRCG IS ONLY ALLOWED WITHIN YOUR GROUP IF EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP IS 21 OR OVER AND NO OTHER PLAYERS ARE ON OUR PROPERTY OR ON THE COURSE THAT MAY BE OFFENDED BY OPEN USE IN THEIR PRESENCE.
PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE THE STATE OF VERMONT HAS DECRIMINALIZE AND LESSENED RESTRICTIONS AND GONE INTO THE POT BUSINESS (OUT OF FINANCIAL NECESSITY) THAT EVERYONE IS ON BOARD THE PRACTICE OF ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ALL SMOKING RULES APPLY WITH THE ADDITION THAT NO OPEN POT USE IS ALLOWED ON THE 3RD AND 5TH GREENS AND TEE BOX 6, AS WELL AS NO POT USE AT THE WELCOME #1 TEE BOX.
WE ENCOURAGE PLAYERS TO USE AT HOME AFTER A GREAT DAY OF GOLF AND ADVISED THAT USE OF POT AROUND SWINGING CLUBS AND FLYING BALLS WHILE PLAYING ON UNEVEN GROUND WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR FORM OR SCORE,AND COULD EASILY LEAD TO INJURIES OR DEATH.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DEATH THAT HAPPEN ON OUR PROPERTY EITHER DURING OR AFTER POT USE,OR WITH OR WITHOUT THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR POT.
THE PRESENCE OF ALL VISITORS ON OUR PROPERTY IS AT THEIR OWN PERSONAL RISK, ACCOMPANIED MINORS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ADULT IN CHARGE OF THEIR SAFETY.