Golf News for Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Courses

Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho celebrates 10th anniversary

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club - located in the scenic Idaho panhandle, adjacent to the recently expanded Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel - is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving away stay-and-play packages this season, which opens April 5.

Circling Raven will hold a drawing on the 10th of each month for a stay, play and dine package in honor of the anniversary. Golfers who play the course and complete an entry form are eligible.

The first drawing will be conducted on May 10 and continue through September, with a new pool of entrants each month. Players can enter every month, if they like. Additionally, all participants will be entered to win a 10-round play package, the drawing to be held in October at season's end.

"Circling Raven's first 10 years have been extremely fulfilling and humbling, and we've been fortunate to earn many accolades and wonderful guests," said Circling Raven Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA. "We are striving to continue the Coeur d'Alene's tribal mission to provide exceptional resort experiences, and we're starting with these 'gratitude packages.'"

Set on 620 glorious, pristine acres, the Gene Bates-designed course has garnered multiple awards since its inception in 2003. Both GOLF and Golf Digest magazines include it in their esteemed, biennial "Top 100 U.S. Public Courses" lists.

Stay-and-play packages start at $199 per person. Spring season daily rates through May 16 are $65 Monday-Thursday and $75 Friday-Sunday and holidays, including cart, GPS and range use.

To book a tee time or stay-and-play package and for more information please visit, or call 800.523.2464.

About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort & Hotel
Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and convenient to Spokane (WA) airport, the casino resort and golf club are nestled on a reservation covering 345,000 acres of mountains, lakes, old-growth forest and farmland.

The resort spans the western edge of the northern Rocky Mountains. Tribal history tells us that Circling Raven was a spiritually powerful leader, his name coming from his close relationship to the raven, who helped guide him on his journeys, warn him of danger and show him where to find fish and game.

Circling Raven is one of numerous amenities at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The resort completed a massive expansion in 2011 that included the unveiling of nearly 100 opulent guest rooms and the full-service Spa Ssakwa'q'n.

New dining options were also added including Red Tail Bar and Grill, the new center bar area and Chinook Steak, Pasta & Spirits, which uses all local ingredients for its prime beef, homemade pasta and pizza.

The newly expanded Coeur d'Alene Casino offers 1,800 machines for play in smoking and non-smoking areas, off-track betting for horse and dog races, high-stakes bingo, entertainment and many other amenities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week every day of the year. The resort is regularly voted the most popular casino in the Inland Northwest.

Circling Raven facts:

• Yardages: Gold, 7,189; Blue, 6,578; White, 6,108; Red, 5,389; Green, 4,708
• Total Acreage: 670 (including practice area, practice green and clubhouse)
• Amenities: The clubhouse is 6,500 square feet, including the Twisted Earth Grill and full service bar.

Both locker rooms include showers and lockers. The practice facility covers 25 acres; separated into areas for wedges, sand play and all clubs in the bag. The Stensgar Pavilion adjacent to the course is a full service event venue, used for golf, business, wedding and other events.

To book tee times 24 hours a day call 800.523.2464. All rates include 18 holes of golf, cart, GPS, and use of 25-acre practice facility. For complete price and playing options visit

Media Contact:
Gary Trask, 978.228.0314
Buffalo Communications

Dan Shepherd, 703.891.3320
Buffalo Communications