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Circling Raven schedules ‘High School Championship’ for golfers whose season was canceled by COVID-19

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and its golf course continue providing value, empathy to visitors and guests

(Worley, Idaho; May 20, 2020) – Circling Raven, the No. 1-rated public course in Idaho, today announces that it has scheduled a “High School Championship” tournament for May 26. The event strives to fill the void created for student-athletes whose spring golf season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

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“The event won’t be sanctioned by either Idaho or Washington state school systems, but it gives area prep golfers a chance to get in a competitive round on our championship course,” said Circling Raven Head Golf Professional David VonBrethorst. “We hope that the event inspires the participants at a time when they’ve had the carpet swept out from under them.”

Play will begin with tee times starting at 1 pm, and golfers will compete in either an individual stroke play championship or a two-person team best ball tournament. There will be prizes for individual champions and the top three teams. The registration fee is $40 – less than one-half what a round would typically cost normally – and includes lunch. For more information or to sign up, prospective participants should visit

This is the latest goodwill move by Circling Raven, which is owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Last week it was announced that Circling Raven will maintain the spring playing rate at the acclaimed 18-hole golf course throughout 2020. The spring rate will also be applied to 2020 stay-and-play packages. Peak season rates were to commence on May 21, but the golf club has prioritized accessible value and support for its patrons during this challenging time.

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.

Visit for more information on golf and other resort options.

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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 in August, 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.

Dan Shepherd,, 703-403-5317
Yvette Matt,, 208-661-3698