Golf News for Friday, September 20, 2013 | Courses

Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho honored by TripAdvisor

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club - located in the scenic Idaho panhandle, adjacent to award-winning Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel - recently garnered TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence distinction for exceptional hospitality.

The award honors hospitality entities that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site. Only the top 10 percent of businesses listed achieve the award. To qualify, Circling Raven had to be listed on the site for at least 12 months while earning superior ratings.

"TripAdvisor is renowned for providing a venue where travelers can inform each other of their experiences - good, bad and indifferent," said Circling Raven Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA. "Hence, we are extremely gratified to receive this honor, which means we are accomplishing our goals to ensure our guests leave extremely pleased and beyond satisfied."

New Fall Packages Released
Circling Raven has released stay-and-play packages for the fall, which accent the vibrant autumn colors and exceptional value the season affords guests. Beginning Sept. 30 thru the end of the season Oct. 21, rates start at $199 (double occupancy) for a round of golf for two players, cart with GPS, use of the 25-acre practice facility and an overnight stay in one of the new Spa Tower guest rooms at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort.

Daily green fees at the highly acclaimed Gene Bates design - rated the No. 1 public-access course in Idaho and a "Top 100 Resort Course in the U.S." - are $65 for Monday-Thursday and $75 for Friday-Sunday and holidays, starting Sept. 30.

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

Circling Raven Hosts Susan G. Komen Benefit Golf Tournament, Oct. 13
Circling Raven will host the Susan G. Komen Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 13. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry is $65 per person, including cart, range balls, green fee and coupons for food and Extra Play Cash at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort.

For more information and to register, call the golf shop at 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 45 minutes from the Spokane, Wash. international airport (GEG), the casino resort and golf club are nestled on tribal land canvassing 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.

The Circling Raven golf course 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