CIRCLING RAVEN GARNERS NO. 1 PUBLIC COURSE DISTINCTION IN IDAHO
Golfweek Magazine’s “Best-Of” Panelists Rate Heart of Alene Casino Resort’s Amenities Among the Best in the State
Worley, Idaho – Top in-kind course raters have ranked Circling Raven as Idaho’s #1 public course in the all-new Golfweek’s Best 2022 – a compendium of the best lists the national media generates each year.
Designed by Gene Bates, this marks the 11and time Circling Raven was voted the best public golf course in the state by Golfweek reviewers. To achieve the “Best of Golfweek”, hundreds of Golfweek Course Reviewers annually review courses across the country and rate them based on 10 criteria.
Owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and a fixture of their award-winning casino resort in the scenic Idaho panhandle, Circling Raven’s 18 holes are stunningly laid out on 620 acres of Palouse country land. The course runs through woods, wetlands and wildlife, including eagles and moose.
“Circling Raven is named after one of our tribe’s most important leaders who guided us through our most difficult times,” said Laura Penney, CEO of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “Our homelands mean everything to the tribe, so Circling Raven’s award is a testament that we cultivate it with respect and honor our ancestors as well.”
In addition to being ranked #1 in Idaho, the course is ranked among the best in the nation in the Resort Course, Casino Course, and Pro Shop categories, having twice been named Merchandiser of the Year in the Resort category by the PGA of America.
Additionally, the course hosts the Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY News 4 Now, an Epson “#Road2LPGA” Circuit event. This summer, more than 100 top professional women will compete for their share of the $200,000 scholarship, August 22-28.
Located approximately 50 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG), Circling Raven measures 7,189 meters from the rear departures. The golf club is one of the many amenities that make the casino one of the most popular in the western United States. It features a full-service spa, newly renovated game room, two hotel wings, multiple restaurants, and live entertainment shows and events.
For more information about Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, including stay and play packages, frequent player perk cards and training programs, visit www.cdacasino.com or 800-523- 2464.
About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Measuring 7,189 yards from the back tees, the 18-hole course spreads beautifully over 620 acres, nearly four times the number of acres found on golf courses in North America. Its bright white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed and its variety of holes ingenious. With no surrounding development and a plethora of pristine flora and fauna adorning the landscape, Circling Raven is an inspiring oasis. As the Creator intended.
Other amenities and activities at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort include the Ssakwa’q’n (pronounced Sock-wock-en) full-service spa; 300 hotel rooms; bars, restaurants, lounges and eateries; cultural tourism options; and more. The casino completed a $15 million renovation of its gaming hall and event center in 2019. Circling Raven has won numerous accolades since its opening, including being named one of the top 100 resort courses, the best in the state and the best US casino course. . Its golf shop has won national and regional awards for its excellence and variety of products, displays and performance.
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