Spokane, WA 
Downriver DGC Share
Uploaded By: Lothiam Hole #12 (Taken 5/2012)
3 / 325ft.   3 / 325ft. Par / Distance:
Wall in front of tee on hole #12

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Very solid, very popular

1    8/28/2019   11/8/2019
Review By: Schreuds2.0
Played: 82  Reviewed: 79  Exp: 2.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Excellent tee areas and rather helpful tee signs, just what I like to see.
-Fairways are in good shape, I think a large part of this (at least for some holes) is due to a walking path which people on bikes and people with dogs are all over. This doesn't impact the course really, which is nice. Also, this is a very well played course, so each hole has been trampled down nicely so pretty much every spot you could have (within reason) landed in has been landed in many times before.
-Elevation is a cool part of this course, this park has two levels to it, so there was kinda just one big hill, but, there are tons of little mounds and gradual subtle rises, all of which are used for epic disc golf purposes.
-This is a mostly wooded course. It's my favorite type of woods course where there are a bunch of tightly wooded holes, then some holes with trees, but not one every two feet, and every once and a while you can come up for air and have a big open bomb.
-This is a pretty spot for a course, this park is pretty cool. I must admit that for the first couple holes I was wondering where the heck the river was at, but eventually we came up to it, and it was very pretty.
-This course's wow factor comes from holes 13-16, if my memory is correct. You start out on a tightly wooded par 4 where you have the choice to go for it over some relatively short trees or layup straight with a mid. Then on the next tee you can peer out of the woods over the river, which is cool.
-Another Great part of this course is the shot variety, I threw almost all my discs out here, which is very rare for an 18 holer because I have a lot of discs (like a lot).
Cons: -Baskets are at best decent. Often times they are close to impossible or impossible to see off the tee. Not the holes that have blind shots (that's understandable) but some holes I would throw down the fairway and realize I hit the wrong gap and ended up pin high but 80 left or something on a shortish hole.
-This course's biggest flaw is the flow. It isn't egregious or anything but you can tell that individually cool holes are sacrificed for logical layout. Now, this is a con for me because as a non Spokane native, it was tough for me to navigate... but on the other hand, the holes were all super fun, so I kinda sucked it up. The course weaves back and forth, there is a point where holes 1, 11, and 17 all tee off from the same general spot, which got really confusing, but again, they were all dope holes, so I dealt with it.
-This course is obviously very popular, there were tons of people here when I played, on a weekday. That being said, there was some garbage laying around, an impressively small amount, but still there were a few area with high garbage concentration.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course. The second best (that I've played) in Spokane. If you find yourself in the area with only enough time to play one course (which is a total bummer btw because there is so much good disc golf in Spokane) then I would tell you to play camp Sekani. But for sure come play this one right after.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Well marked with elevation changes

1    8/10/2017   8/12/2017
Review By: wallawallathrower
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well-maintained course: The lack of underbrush (apparently squelched by the city), often wood-chipped ground and helpful signage make it easy for anyone to play here. Speaking of that...
SIgnage: Detailed signage provides information on the current hole's main and secondary pin locations, plus where to tee off next. As well, on each basket's pole, someone has sharpied an arrow pointing toward the next tee box; this is incredibly helpful for first-timers.
Variety: The course wends its way from an upper bluff down an often-steep hillside to a lower, river-level plane, and back, with each hole featuring different obstacles and distances.
Cons: Could be hard to find: The location of the course is not well marked if you're heading west out of Spokane. Several sites online (including this one) provide directions, but none got me there efficiently. FYI:
On North Pettet Drive, once you go under the underpass at Fort George White Drive and past a long downslope to the "float pick up" on the Spokane RIver on the left, look for a couple off-street parking areas off the left (river) side of the road. The course starts near the largest lot, with the port-a-potty. If you come to the Y with Aubrey L. White Parkway, you've gone too far. Turn around in the housing development, then look for the more-noticeable signage on the right side of the road.
Baskets are hard to see: Almost all of the baskets are difficult to see from the tee box. The metal is a weathered gray, and thus usually blends into the natural backgrounds of trees, river and rocks. As someone who'd never played here before, this made it hard for me to calibrate my throws, as I was unsure of exactly where the pin was located. For regulars, though, I'm sure this is no problem.
Too popular?: I played from around 8:15-9:15 on a summer Thursday morning. There were half a dozen cars among the multiple parking lots when I began, but close to 20 when I departed; as a small-town hucker I am unused to that many folks playing at once. Not really a con, but just something to be aware of for other non-regulars.
Other Thoughts: Varied, interesting and extremely well maintained course. My favorite Spokane-area course I've played thus far. If I lived closer to the area I would throw here regularly.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Course

1    7/22/2015   7/22/2015
Review By: markmcc
Played: 271  Reviewed: 248  Exp: 7.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice piece of land for disc golf with rolling terrain, a good mix of brush and mature trees, and the Spokane River running alongside.

Decent rubber teepads, good signage, and good baskets. The baskets and tee signs are somewhat tagged and marked-up but not to the point of really being damaged. There were a few "next tee" signs to aid with navigation, but they could use several more.

Good variety of distances from 200' out to 500'. Most holes have at least some elevation, with a few offering quite an uphill or downhill drive. Hole 8 is a nice elevated tee driving down to a basket sitting near the edge of the river.

None of the holes are super-tight tunnel shots, but all have trees in play. I would describe about half as being significantly wooded with the other half being fairly open. Good mix of straight, left-finishing and right-finishing holes.

Many holes had benches and a couple had shade shelters at the tee.
Cons: Take the map as course flow is strange in some areas. Best example is at holes 4, 5 & 6. When you finish hole 4, the teepad for Hole 6 is quite close and on the same side of the road. But you have to cross the road to play hole 5, and then cross the road again, and walk past the hole 4 basket to reach the teepad for hole 6. Similarly, the walk from 10 to 11 takes you past the 18th basket and the tees for Holes 17 and 1.

The course is a little tight in some places, with parallel fairways on several holes. We finished our round about noon, and by then a lot of players were on the course. We were hearing a lot of "FORE" by then.
Other Thoughts: This looks to be a very busy course. The ground is trampled bare and there is some wear-and-tear on the pads, signs and baskets. We played a weekday morning and it wasn't bad, but by the time we left things were getting backed up. I imagine weekends are badly crowded.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course, Very Crowded

1    5/10/2014   5/11/2014
Review By: dengsauve
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Not too wooded, open holes for the most part.
-Well marked baskets, easy to sight over long distance.
-No 'poke 'n' pray' holes, which is nice.
-Located on the beautiful Spokane river.
-Everyone there was polite.
Cons: -Played on a Sat. afternoon, the place was packed.
-Limited Parking.
-Holes close enough to parking that an overshot basket could hit a parked car.
-Graffiti all over the baskets.
-Lots of cans, bottles, and butts all over the park, despite trash cans everywhere.
-Tee off pads (rubber) worn down / torn.
Other Thoughts: If I was rating the course based on layout / design / location, I would give a 4/5. The defaced baskets and worn pads cost this course .5, as well as being crowded.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good, but used to be better

5+    3/28/2014   5/4/2014
Review By: Mr. Butlertron
Played: 248  Reviewed: 126  Exp: 16.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/1/2014
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Tee signs marked with distances
-Well thought out and constructed tee pads made with with rubber and brick.
-multiple basket positioning (short/long)
-a mix up uphill and downhill layouts
-maintained baskets with good chain count and quality
-not too much brush and easy to follow hole layout.
- great league play and friendly locals
Cons: -Overly LHBH repetitive course
-No multiple tee pads
-Not a lot of parking when crowded
-Not enough long holes
Other Thoughts: I used to throw this course a lot from 2003-2006.....not much has changed besides the layout. The course itself is like that carnival island where all the bad boys go in Pinocchio. There is graffiti, vandalized signs, trash cans overfilling with garbage, and seedy miscreants throughout the course. I've seen pitbull fights, fist fights, and have had discs stolen after drives at this park. Basically, it is just as chaotic and full dirtbags as it used to be. That being said, It was somewhat of a nostalgic return.

This course used to be the best around, but I think it's gone a step or two back in the wrong direction since 2006, especially since the addition of the other new courses in the Spokane area. I think I was playing the short version of the course layout. It seemed like every hole was a LHBH spike hyzer special. It was too much of the same shot over and over again. Is like to see this course evolve more in the future.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/4/2013   2/10/2014
Review By: fuegoador
Played: 12  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Diverse hole types, multiple pin locations on several holes to change it up.
Cons: Gets crowded, combine that with several crossing/somewhat shared fairways and there is a lot of potential for disaster. One hole has you tee off from up high on a hillside and then you have to walk down the hill, which is very steep and sandy dirt leading to a slippery situation as you cross the fairway of the previous hole.
Other Thoughts: Have thought that some sort of steps on that downhill hole could make it much safer than it currently is since the first time I played there.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/16/2013   11/18/2013
Review By: c re
Played: 29  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: beautiful course along the Spokane river. very good variety of shots, plays well for all levels and styles of play ( lefty righty backhand forehand)
Cons: gets extremely crowded and there is a lot of trash and vandalism.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Duck and Cover

1    5/23/2013   5/26/2013
Review By: BrickE
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Downriver disc golf course is set along the Spokane River and it is beautiful. The players at this course were friendly and helpful, quick to point a first timer in the right direction. The holes were both challenging and fun with a good variety of holes. I really liked the tee pads on this course, most were rubber and offered a good grip. Baskets were is good condition, the course was pretty clean for the amount of traffic it had.
Cons: Ok, so here is the biggest let down of the course. It was not safe. Many of the fairways crossed on the first nine holes, and "fore" was like heard over and over again on the first nine holes. I would imagine that there have been a lot of people hit by discs.
Other Thoughts: I would suggest that you try the course, it might be worth the danger. I loved the lay out.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Staple of Spokane

1    2/10/2013   2/11/2013
Review By: Yoduh
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9
This review was updated on 1/15/2014
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very pretty piece of land, especially the views of the river. Some really excellent signature holes. Holes 4,5,8,9,10 and 17 are worth the play alone. The front 10 are rated 5 stars in my mind if there was no danger.
Cons: Danger is high on hole 1's fairway. If your putting or RBH hyzer watch your back and listen for FORE!!! The baskets used to be good but for some reason they seem to be becoming less and less reliable. The tee's are getting better but they are uneven and undulating rubber mats
Other Thoughts: Newer players would do better to play holes 11-18. These holes are significantly easier. If you find hole 11's tee and your shot goes right yell FORE at the top of your lungs. This course taught me how to hyzer flip and to anhyzer quite well. There is 2 RBH hyzers on the course. Course is completely worth playing. It has special place in my heart.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/13/2012   6/27/2012
Review By: General Scales
Played: 12  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of distance (short and booming). Technically diverse (open vs wooded). Requires all shots (overhands, backhands, sidearms and rollers). Challenging greens due to hard pack dirt. Risk vs reward on a lot of holes and approaches. Constant improvement due to a very dedicated group of locals.
Cons: VERY BUSY. It is the oldest course in the area and that shows. Vandals keep destroying current signs so it can be confusing if you don't have a guide. 1 and hole 11 play within 100 feet of each other so it's very easy to hyzer or anhyzer a shot and put another player at risk. Parking can become an issue if you get there late in the day.
Other Thoughts: My favorite course in Spokane. Always nice to come out right at sunrise and see the gorgeous sky reflected in the river. Worth the stop if you are coming through Spokane. I will always miss the 21 hole layout but safety is more prevalent.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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