Golf News for Monday, March 31, 2014 | Courses

Circling Raven honored as a 'Best Course' in Idaho by Golfweek

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club - the highly acclaimed, amenity course of Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort - was named the No. 3 course in Idaho by Golfweek in its annual "America's Best Courses You Can Play" by state rankings.

The distinction adds to the course's most recent recognition, including being named to Golfweek's "Best Casino Courses" in America and Golf Digest's biennial "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" list last year.

"These accolades provide candid feedback to avid golfers about the quality of the playing experience at Circling Raven and the entire guest experience at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort," says Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA. "The course held up wonderfully over the winter and we're eagerly looking forward to beginning the 2014 season on April 4."

Through May 15, daily green fees are $65 (Monday-Thursday) and $75 (Friday-Sunday) and include cart, GPS and use of the practice facility. Replays (same day) are $45. After May 17, rates are $80 (Monday-Thursday) and $95 (Friday-Sunday).

Stay-and-Play Packages through May 15 begin at $199 (per person, double occupancy) and include a round of golf and deluxe, one-night accommodation at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort.

Tribally owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alenes, Circling Raven is a Gene Bates design set on 620 pristine acres. In addition to 1,600 gaming machines, high-stakes bingo and off-track betting for horse and dog races, the resort also features more than 200 guest rooms, shopping, entertainment, the 15,000 square-foot, full service Spa Ssakwa'q'n, a fitness room, and a wide array of dining and drinking options.

To book a tee time or stay-and-play package, or for more information, call 800-523-2464 or visit

About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort
Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and within a convenient, scenic drive from eastern Washington's Spokane International Airport (GEG airport code), the casino resort and golf club are nestled on land 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 informs 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. The resort completed a massive, upscale expansion in 2011 that included unveiling nearly 100 guest rooms and the full-service Spa Ssakwa'q'n. New dining options were also added, including Red Tail Bar and Grill and Chinook Steak, Pasta & Spirits, which uses all local ingredients for its prime beef, homemade pasta and pizza.

The 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.

For complete price and playing options visit

Media Contact:
Gary Trask, 978.228.0314
Buffalo Communications