Maybe My Favorite Course In Washington!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Camp Sekani Jamboree DGC sits on a 25 acre site that was for 40 years a Boy Scout Jamboree Area. It was abandoned by the scouts, used solely by BMX'ers for awhile and has now been transformed into one fine disc golf course.
The terrain is typical Spokane area/Eastern Washington, that is scattered trees with not much underbrush. Playing on a very steep hillside not only makes for quite a workout but also for a plethora of classic downhill throws, baskets placed in tricky rock formation and some sound engineering.
The baskets are Arroyo Vortex models. They look good and catch very well. The course features nice concrete tee pads of various sizes depending on the run-up needed. The word Jamboree is embedded in the concrete on each pad. Great tee signs with all the needed information although I wasn't always sure which basket position (A or B) I was throwing at. The next tees signs help me navigate the course the first time through. One next tee sign even had the distance (140') to the next tee. I've not seen that before.
In early May, the entire course was colorful with these pretty yellow flowers in bloom everywhere.
IMO, what really made this course were the 3-4 awesome downhill holes.
# 5 is just a long, sloping downhill but if you hit your line, it's pretty to watch your disc sail through the trees.
# 14 called Pinfall, which you teeing off from atop a large rock formation. It's more of a touch shot, 293/311' but a great tee location another challenging shot through the trees.
# 17. Great engineered tee pad area with benches. Par 4 559' downhill with trees in center of fairway so you have to hit your line. I put my tee off right in the middle of the fairway then realized that the second shot was also going to be a very tricky annie through the trees. And then the basket is perched on a outcrop of rocks with not much room for error. This might be my favorite hole anywhere in Washington state.
#18 The last downhill 329/333' through the trees. Great way to end your round!
Cons: Almost all the holes were tight, straight and technical in nature. I think because of the lack of thick underbrush, the course had to be designed this way. If you're not accurate off the tee, you just might not score well here.
This course is a hike and a half. Bring water for those warm Spokane days and shoes with good support.
Other Thoughts: IMO, this course's current rating is a little undervalued. With it's great down hills holes, overall challenge, nice amenities, and great three season weather here in Spokane, I think it should rate higher and should be compared with the top rated courses in Washington. I guess it might not contain the distance and overall difficulty to truly challenge Pro players. I would think everyone else would love Camp Sekani Jamboree.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Classic Spokane Valley Woods
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Gotta love the greenery.
-#14 Top of the world shot is amazing
-Baskets on top of rocks makes for a challenge.
Cons: -Tiny 2"-4" tall stumps can cause tripping and stubbed toes.
-A few tight corridors make straight shots a must have skill.
Other Thoughts: Nice central location for either Valley or Spokane City residents, well thought out course, and nice signage makes navigation across the course a breeze.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Let's go camping
3 Helpful / 0 Not
-Easy to follow directional signs
-Well built placards with distances and descent mapping
-Trails to lead around the course
-Great concrete teepads
-A large variety of uphill/downhill and short/long shots
-Visible baskets from tee pads
-A few elevated baskets
-Multiple pin placements
-Multiple tee pads
-No crossing holes and decent buffers between holes
-Cleanly landscaped fairways
-Some fairways are a little tight
-A couple baskets mounted on rocky cliffs with nowhere to lay up
-An unbalanced layout favoring LHBH, especially the long ones
-Not a fan of the stiff chains
This is a great course that is very challenging. It's one of Spokan's best courses for advanced players . Fairways might be a little too tight and a bit long for beginners to thoroughly enjoy. The long holes are a doable par and a tough fight for birdies. The shorter holes are an easier bird, but require accuracy and finesse. I'm not a huge fan of the vortex baskets, but it's not too big of an issue and defiantly won't discourage me from playing the course in the future. Overall, this has instantly became one of my favorites. There is also a second course currently using buckets that is rumored to be going in permanently soon. This is a must play course!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great baskets including a practice basket. Lots of long tunnel shots and several holes that have their own unique flair. Fairly easy to navigate, especially since they now have signs up.
Cons: 300' tunnels can get a little old, lots of ankle-breaker stumps at about 3-4" that can get covered up by undergrowth and create a tripping hazard. A few fairways that are close to each other and a couple climbs that can be dangerous.
Other Thoughts: The guys at Disc Golf Uprising are doing a great job improving this course. New signs make navigation easy and the vortex baskets are the best in the game right now. Can't wait until they get baskets in on the gold course!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Good location and nice terrain
Cons: very repetitive, most holes are a straight 300', Many holes are way to close to other fairways/greens, several holes a good drive is within 30' of other baskets.very poor use of space.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Outstanding new course
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New, Arroyo Sports baskets.
Elevation on nearly every hole
Easy to navigate with the "next tee" markers
Creative pin placement
Solid use of OB lines
Cons: No garbage cans
Some rough terrain, due to it being a newish course
A few holes have long walks to the next tee, particularly from hole 7-8
Didn't notice any places to get water for a second round
Other Thoughts: Easily the best public course in Spokane. While Highbridge and Downriver are worth playing, they both miss on several aspects that Sekani doesn't. Nearly every hole has elevation and it's combined with tight lines. You will never have the chance to let one rip without hitting your lines. That being said, you can still recover on most holes from a bad drive. You do not want to miss this course if you are traveling through like I was!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Super fun holes, with several creative basket locations. Fairly short holes, but offset due to tons of trees on several holes.
Cons: Signage is coming, but sometimes difficult to know where to throw. Some holes the weeds are really tall and difficult to find disc, even when in fairway.
Other Thoughts: One of the most fun rounds I have played in a long time. Even though holes are fairly short, the course is creative and super enjoyable!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
fun course but needs work
Pros: this course has a lot of fun holes, it is somewhat difficult for a beginner, there are a couple ace runs, test yourself
Cons: this is really tall grass in lots of weeds, can be very difficult to find your disc, hole 8 and 17 can be the most difficult at this course, certain holes can be wooded
Other Thoughts: really good location in Spokane
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 6 Not
Its just that awesome!!
Pros: Challening. lots of 250'-290' holes but the terrain and elevation changes make it remarkably difficult but to shoot under par is easy to achieve for 1000 rated players. 2 par 4's easy to birdie with the right thread shot.
Cons: Teepad on 8. You have to walk back along side the fairway of 7 to get to it. If you have bad knees then dont come play this course, lots of elevation changes. Some of the basket placements on on mossy rocks with no green. Could be a potential slipping hazard in wet conditions.
4 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
A Good Challenge
Pros: Challenge yourself at Sekani - the course isn't a walk in the park. The terrain and variety of holes requires skill to play well.
The course layout works with the wooded hillside terrain and ravines. The new baskets, and several of the unique pin placements add to the experience.
Cons: The abundant trees and brush can frustrate (us) less skilled players.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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