Golf News for Friday, May 24, 2013 | Instruction

Idaho's Circling Raven Golf Club hosting series of golf academies

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club - located in the scenic Idaho panhandle, adjacent to the recently expanded Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel - is once again welcoming Pros2Go and the Brian Mogg Golf Academies this July.

Returning this summer is the Brian Mogg Golf Academy. Mogg is listed as a "Top 50 Best Teacher" by Golf Digest and has instructed PGA stars such as Y.E. Yang, D.A. Points, Skip Kendall and John Cook. Sessions will be two to four hours on July 1 and July 26. Cost is $300 per person and includes a light breakfast and full game instruction.

Pros2Go Golf Academy provides in-depth learning with on-course application through its student-centered model. LPGA golf instructors Susan Briske and Carla Glasgow will conduct three-day camps in three sessions: July 12-15, 15-18 and 19-22.

Cost of each camp is $799 per person and includes three days of instruction, lunch every day, two rounds of golf and many discounts at Circling Raven and the Coeur d'Alene Casino.

"We are excited to have leading instructors at our resort and work with golfers to enhance their skills," said Circling Raven Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA. "We strive to provide exceptional experiences and these academies are top notch."

Set on 620 pristine acres, Circling Raven is a Gene Bates-design that has garnered multiple awards since opening in 2003. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the course will hold a drawing on the 10th of each month for a stay, play and dine package. Golfers who play the course and complete an entry form are eligible.

Stay-and-play packages start at $219 and include golf for two players and one overnight stay. Daily rates through Sept. 29 are $80 Monday-Thursday and $95 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 1,600 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