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Circling Raven garners prestigious ranking in ‘Golfweek’s Best 2020 – Best Courses You Can Play’ list

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel course in Worley, Idaho, offers stay-and-play packages starting at $249

(Worley, Idaho; July 27, 2020) – Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel today announces that Circling Raven Golf Club, the resort’s acclaimed championship course designed by Gene Bates, has garnered elite ranking in “Golfweek’s Best 2020 – Best Courses You Can Play by State,” the media company’s annual compendium of America’s finest playing venues.

Circling Raven GC in Worley, Idaho
Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho

Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven sprawls expansively across 620 acres of gorgeous Palouse Region topography, part of the Tribe’s ancient ancestral homelands in the Idaho Panhandle. It is one of many highly regarded amenities of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The course has ranked No. 1 or No. 2 virtually every year since it opened, and it has been cited as one of the top public, resort, and casino courses in the country by Golf, Golfweek and Golf Digest on numerous occasions.

Every year, Golfweek’s elite team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses – grading each nominated course on Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation.

“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is proud to receive distinction for Circling Raven; we strive to exceed our guests’ expectations on and off the course,” said Laura Stensgar, MBA, CDA Casino Resort Hotel CEO and Tribal member.

Located approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG), Circling Raven measures 7,189 yards from the rear tees. Many who play Circling Raven, which includes a nationally honored retail shop and the excellent Twisted Earth restaurant with bar, claim it as an immediate member of their all-time best golf experiences.

Circling Raven Stay-and-Play Packages begin at $249 and include one night’s stay, double occupancy, and two rounds each at Circling Raven. The packages are complimented by pairing golf with other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities. From massages and other services at Spa Ssakwa’q’n (pronounced Sock-wah-kin), to immersing in Native American tradition through the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s cultural activities offered to guests and resort visitors, the options are many. Culture activities include touring a 17th Century Mission that the Tribe built (now a museum), eating authentic Native American foods, hiking ancestral homelands, learning how to weave baskets and create beaded bracelets, and much more.

For more information, visit www.cdacasino.com or 800-523-2464.

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About Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is in the scenic Idaho panhandle approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG). Measuring 7,189 yards from the rear tees, the 18-hole layout sprawls magnificently through 620 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse grasses. Its gleaming white sand bunkers are large and strategically placed and its hole variety ingenious. The course will host the Circling Raven Championship – for three years beginning in August 2021 – a Symetra “Road to the LPGA” Tour event.

Other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n (pronounced Sock-wock-en); 300 hotel rooms; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options; and more. The casino completed a $15 million renovation of its gaming floor and Events Center in 2019. Circling Raven has garnered numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated a Top 100 Resort Course, Best in State, and a Top U.S. Casino Course. Its golf shop has won national and regional awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dan Shepherd, danshepherdpr@gmail.com, 703-403-5317
Yvette Matt, ymatt@cdacasino.com, 208-661-3698
Laura Stensgar, lstensgar@cdacasino.com, 208-661-0377