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Circling Raven earns distinction on ‘Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses in the U.S.’ list

Course in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, moves up one spot, to No. 21, in ranking

(Worley, Idaho; November 18, 2019) – Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel today announces that Golfweek ranked Circling Raven Golf Club one of “America’s Best Casino Courses” in the media company’s regular compendium finest playing venues by category.

Moving up one spot from last year – from No. 22 to No. 21 – Circling Raven exemplifies all that is appreciated about casino resort golf. Designed by Gene Bates, the majestic layout sprawls across 620 acres of undulating Palouse Region terrain. Ranked the No. 1 public course in Idaho by Golfweek, it features immaculate conditions, ingenious, diverse holes, and it’s one of the golf world’s best values (at slightly more than $100 per round during peak season).

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Circling Raven Golf Club's 12th hole

To determine the “Best Casino Courses” list each year, Golfweek’s extensive team of course raters, which currently counts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses, grading each nominated course on Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation.

Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is one of several first-class amenities of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. It recently announced that it will host the Circling Raven Championship in 2020, a Symetra “Road to the LPGA” Tour event.

“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is proud that Circling Raven earned this honor from Golfweek; we strive to exceed our guests’ expectations on and off the course,” said Laura Stensgar, CDA Casino Resort Hotel CEO. “We hope this latest distinction inspires players to visit and experience all that we have to offer.”

Located approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG) in the Idaho panhandle, Circling Raven measures 7,189 yards from the rear tees. With surrounding development and so much land dedicated to its layout, Circling Raven inspires players with its peaceful solitude, stunning scenery, and crafty design.

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. Other Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort amenities and activities include the full-service Spa Ssakwa’q’n; a variety of hotel rooms and suites; bars, restaurants, lounges, and eateries; cultural immersion options, and more. The casino completed a multi-million-dollar renovation in Spring 2019.

Traveling golfers often play Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Resort Course, located roughly 45 minutes apart. CDA Resort Course was ranked fourth best course in Idaho by Golfweek earlier this year.

Circling Raven logo

Circling Raven has been bestowed with numerous best-in-kind honors since opening, including being rated as a Top 100 Resort Course. Its golf shop has garnered national and regional awards for its excellence and its variety of products, displays, and performance.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Shepherd, DSPR, dtshep11@gmail.com, 703.403.5317
Laura Stensgar, lstensgar@cdacasino.com, 208-661-0377