This is an epic course, must play
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As I walked up to this course, I saw signs for a mountain bike park. Now that means one thing if there's a DGC in the same place: EPIC ELEVATION. Camp Sekani doesn't disappoint at all.
-The tee areas at this course are great, well sized concrete tees and high quality helpful tee signs.
-The Baskets are a design I haven't seen before, they sort of look like Mach X, but the chains aren't as heavy, they catch pretty good though.
-This is a wooded course, so I was excited to see Baskets with bright yellow and white colors as opposed to gray, which makes them easy to spot through the trees. On the holes that are blind, the tee sign is very helpful in showing where you should throw.
-The fairway/rough dynamic is very well thought out here. The fairway has been really dug in through the trees, but you can tell the designer wanted to use trees instead of cut them down. There is a clear shot on every hole, it's just going to be tough to hit it. The rough is also quite nice, not that it's easy to get out of, because it isn't at all, but it has little underbrush that hides discs, which makes the course feel clean.
-Elevation is the defining trait of this course. Camp Sekani Jamboree is a course that plays on a big hill side, with rocks and stuff. Holes play up the hill and down the hill, eventually you get to a massive downhill throw from on top of a boulder. The tee puts you almost level with the tops of the trees down below, and makes for an epic (and instagram worthy) tee shot.
-This course has a few benches, I think it could use some more seating, because I was really tired after just a few holes. Note that I am a pretty fit individual, not to brag or anything, but it's true. Definitely be sure to bring water, and allow for a fair amount of time because this course is strenuous.
-One of the coolest things about this course is the basket placements. There is a basket on top of a cool rock pile, and another elevated one on top of a bridge. These add some challenge and are fun to play and look at.
-The biggest con of the course is that it is a bit cramped. If it were on flat ground, it would be fine. But when discs fly down hills, through trees, they sometimes end up doing strange things. Also, the course plays really close to the mountain bike area, and it even crosses it sometimes, this wasn't a huge problem for me because I didn't see a whole lot of bikers, but on a busy day it could get hazardous. Also, some tees after a big downhill shot are questionably close to the last basket, it wouldn't be hard at all to nail someone on the next tee with a downhill throw.
-I played this course in some light rain. Given that it is a wooded course, there isn't really grass on the fairways, also, when it rains on packed dirt, it gets a little muddy. And muddy hillsides can get slick. I started to notice that even with light rain, and tons of pine needles everywhere, the course got a little tough to traverse.
Other Thoughts: I would make the case for this being the best course in Spokane. I haven't played them all, but I've played a bunch of them, and this was my favorite. Come check this course out, and don't forget good shoes and water.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Balanced and challenging
Pros: Beautiful arid terrain
Plenty of signage
Challenging trees, clever slideslopes
Varied lengths with shorter up hills and scenic downhills
Memorable basket placements
Cons: Wished I played better
Other Thoughts: great course to hit up when travelling
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Unique Basket Placements
Pros: The course is on a great piece of land with good elevation, mature pines, and a ravine through the middle.
The front 9 consists of relatively tight drives through big trees. Some good use of elevation with holes 2 & 3 being steeply uphill and holes 4 & 5 coming back down.
The real fun starts with the back nine, where more elevation and interesting basket locations come into play. Hole 10 has the basket up on a man-made mound of large boulders. Holes 15 and 17 utilize natural rock formations for challenging pin placements and hole 16 has the basket up on a narrow footbridge, about 4' above natural ground. Each of these presents a significant risk/reward. If you decide to run it for the birdie (or par), you may quickly end up with a bogie, or worse.
Hole 14 from the long tee is a great "Top-of-the-World" shot to a basket far, far below. Hole 17 is another significant downhill shot to a very tough basket placed on a rugged rock formation. And Hole 18 is a nice downhill finishing hole to a basket with out-of-bounds behind and to the left.
Very good concrete tee pads. Excellent signs with useful hole diagrams, alternate pin placements, distance, and hole sponsor information. "Next Tee" signs for just about every hole. Very nice Arroyo Vortex baskets.
Decent gravel parking lots, bulletin board with a lot of local DG info, and a secure "found disc" drop box are all welcome items at the start of the course.
Cons: The front nine can start to feel a bit repetitive. Tight drives through trees to the basket 250 - 350' away. Not bad holes, but being consecutive makes them a little too similar.
The baskets can be tough to spot in the shade and shadows of the trees. A couple had faded yellow flags on top but they could all benefit from something brighter.
A couple of holes have a poke-and-pray aspect to them, with evenly spaced large trees a significant distance down the fairway. It seems to be a matter of luck whether you get through cleanly or not. Or maybe I'm just not good enough!
Other Thoughts: With the elevation, trees, and several unique basket placements, this is an interesting and challenging course. I enjoy it each time I get to play.
Some folks might find a basket on a man-made boulder pile or footbridge to be a little gimmicky, but I enjoy the extra challenge.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New baskets
Fantastic tee pads
Great way finding signage
Clean course, well kept up
Cons: No water source on the course
Other Thoughts: Great course, well laid out with plenty of risk/reward shot opportunities. Creative use of the natural terrain to create signature holes. The back 9 in particular are spectacular, 14, 17 and 18 are among the most unique that I've encountered in the PNW.
As others have mentioned some of the holes are incredibly challenging with limited lay-up opportunities. Lots of treed tunnel shots. The course is a great walk, bring sturdy shoes and lots of water as there is plenty of elevation gain.
Super course, don't miss it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Overall good course. Challenging elevation changes. Easy to find each tee. The longest distance is just over 500'. Some of the distances along with the trees should be par 4s but there only 3s. There is only 2 par 4s. Fun course to play. Will play there again for sure.
Cons: Holes 3,4,5 are along the busy road, so be carfull not to have any hard right throws or you could find yourself in the road.should be more par4s and it would be more fun.
Other Thoughts: Gi've this course a try its worth it!
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 16 Not
Pros: Vortex Baskets.
some good elevation shots.
Cons: Course design appears to of been done by people with little to no experience. The reader board at hole one shows what kind of people are running this course, it reads as if its their course are your lucky they let you play on it. Lots of trash laying around. All hole blend into the same shot (get up the fairway and lay up)
Other Thoughts: I would skip this course.
City course for sure, there were piles of trash on every hole. I cant understand how locals can walk past the piles. I guarantee there were locals there playing who did not pick up the piles of trash. Maybe it was not "their week" but come on take some pride in your course. I will not be going back to any of the Spokane course, why play in city filth when you have places like Farragut, Baldfoot, and even the CDA course are not as bad. I have never seen so much trash on the courses then in Spokane. Very sad. And yes I did pick up all the piles I saw. its not that hard.
2 of 18 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Great Design all around. Great mix throws. Beautiful scenery.
Cons: Mtn Bikers on hole areas when they have designated areas, I dont really like these baskets as much as DGA, but they are good, just not friendly to bad putts on the left side.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Maybe My Favorite Course In Washington!
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.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Classic Spokane Valley Woods
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.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Let's go camping
Pros: -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
Cons: -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
Other Thoughts: 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!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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