Originally Posted by Stimpi
I played the Jamboree course today, and was very disappointed. Many "dumb" holes, with a couple of "worst holes ever". One involved a huge, steep climb to a nice flat boulder/teepad. The shot was about 200-250ft. across a gully, with another steeper climb down into the gully and back up the other side. Definitely not worth the climb. There were better holes there, but I'm sure they would have encroached on other "designed" holes.
I was pretty disturbed by all the cutting Jeremy is doing, creating fairways where there are/were none. I understand he has permission from parks to cut anything "hand-around", which I take to mean about 2" in diameter. Many trees cut were quite larger. All this work on an undesigned course. Why? Does Jeff and Jeremy really feel this is the best use of this property? Man, I hope that's not where they're going. It'll be very disappointing as I feel Camp Sekani could be a great course. Nothing great about it so far.
They seem invested in two 18 hole courses, but I'm not sure that's the best idea. 27 holes, or one huge 18 would seem to make more sense.
I hope Jeff and Jeremy don't continue in the vein they are going. I wouldn't support SDGA club funds to build this course as it sits and I hope the other members who have been left out of this development feel the same way. If Jeff and Jeremy want to have the whole say, let them start their own club and raise their own funds and then they can do whatever they want. With MY club, I want a vote.
Furthermore, I would like to see the Club distance itself from the bushwhacking that's being done there. It's not being designed to use "natural corridors" as disc golf courses normally are, yet the cutting is being done to satisfy this precarious design of Jeff and Jeremy's.
If Stimpi, one of the most knowledgeable and well traveled disc golfers in Spokane, is saying that the course is not good. That's bad. Somehow the club needs to nip this in the bud ASAP! The club needs to have a meeting and vote this down and get Tom Schot up here to make this a world class course, while the terrain is still prime.
Why are there permanent changes being made to a preliminary course design?
Jeff and Jeremy, if you're willing to listen, I beg you, please stop what you're doing to the land. You're acting quite hastily. My two cents.
Wait... I have another cent to spend.
Jeff, when you initially posted your report on Sekani, you offered the opportunity to "would be" designers to come in and try to come up with a better design, which you doubted. Why are you not willing to take on the option of having an "already established" and well known designer come in and help the cause, at little to no cost to the club? Wouldn't that be going against your word?