Golf News for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Tournaments

Idaho's Circling Raven Golf Club hosts 10th anniversary tournament

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club celebrates its 10th Anniversary this Saturday, Aug. 24 with a "Decade of the Raven" Tournament, featuring green fees and menu items reflecting 2003 prices.

A 2:30 p.m. shotgun start kicks off the day's activities, which also include on-course contests to win Circling Raven apparel and accessories. The $65 entry fee covers golf with GPS-enabled cart and access to the course's practice range.

"This event provides a unique opportunity to show our appreciation to the many guests and golfers who have supported the course and the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort during the last 10 years," said Circling Raven Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA.

Since May, Circling Raven has celebrated its anniversary by giving away stay-and-play packages during drawings on the 10th of each month. Golfers who play the course and complete an entry form are eligible.

Four winners have been chosen to date - Gil Lee (San Diego), Jeff Powell (Spokane, Wash.), James Sams (Spokane, Wash.) and Zack Culpepper (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho). Two more will be selected in September and October. At the end of the season, all participants will be entered for a chance to win the grand-prize, 10-round golf package.

Earlier this year, Circling Raven was named to Golf Digest's biennial "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2013-2014" list and has earned many other awards from prominent national magazines, including being named the No. 1 course in Idaho by Golfweek and one of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" by GOLF Magazine. Circling Raven and Davidson were also honored as PGA National Merchandiser of the Year in the Resorts Category in 2010.

Stay-and-play packages start at $219 and include golf for two players and one overnight stay in the resort's new Spa Tower rooms. Daily rates through Sept. 29 are $80 Monday-Thursday and $95 Friday-Sunday and holidays. After Sept. 29, stay-and-play packages start at $209 and green fees are $65 Monday-Thursday, $75 Friday-Sunday and holidays.

To register for the "Decade of the Raven" tournament, book a tee time or stay-and-play package, or for more information: www.cdacasino.com, www.circlingraven.com 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 in Idaho's northern Panhandle

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 G.C. 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 www.circlingraven.com.

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