Golf News for Monday, June 2, 2014 | Courses

Idaho's Circling Raven Golf Club earns honors from TripAdvisor

WORLEY, Idaho -- Circling Raven Golf Club - the highly acclaimed amenity course of Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort - has garnered the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a second straight year.

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. Establishments qualifying for the distinction are selected based on overall rating, volume of reviews over the previous year and popularity on the site.

This second TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence is the most recent accolade for Circling Raven Golf Club. The course was also recently named a "Best Course" in Idaho by Golfweek and was included in Golf Digest's biennial "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" last year.

"It's particularly gratifying to win an award that reflects unbiased guest opinions," said Circling Raven Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA. "Recognizing Circling Raven Golf Club as an upper-echelon hospitality venue reflects our staff's and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's commitment to deliver unforgettable experiences."

Golf enthusiasts can experience why Circling Raven continues to collect national honors by taking advantage of stay-and-play packages through September 28. Prices start at $219 (per person, double occupancy) and include a round of golf and deluxe, one-night accommodations at Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort.

Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, 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 food and beverage 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 Resort 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.

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Media Contact:
Gary Trask, 978.228.0314
Buffalo Communications

Dan Shepherd, 703.891.3320
Buffalo Communications