Thursday, July 30, 2009

Award-Winning Circling Raven Golf Club is Celebrated on

Streaming Video Shows Why this Amenity of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel and Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the Idaho Panhandle is On Most Discerning Golfers’ Bucket List

(Worley, IDAHO) – They say a picture says a thousand words and seldom has that truism rung more clear than in a streaming video ( about Circling Raven Golf Club, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and its casino resort hotel on – the iconic social media site which allows people worldwide to “see, touch, feel and listen to” things around the globe they wouldn’t otherwise.

The video vividly demonstrates the inspiring, unspoiled beauty of the Creator-blessed terrain, and how CDA Tribe members ensure their sacred land – through Circling Raven – paid their predecessors the homage and respect they deserve. By settling for nothing less than a course which honors the tribe and its legacy, the Coeur d’Alenes have made their tribe and its legacy known worldwide.

“We have been blessed with the history and guidance which led us to this place, this time, and this land,” said CDA Casino Resort Hotel CEO David Lasarte-Meeks, a Coeur d’Alene tribal member. “It is our ongoing mandate to ensure Circling Raven and all tribal endeavors reflect the commitment we have toward excellence and making our tribal members and ancestors proud.”

Since its first full season (2004), Circling Raven has consistently exceeded industry norms, racking up more than 40 best-in-kind awards. These include garnering awards for customer service, “Merchandiser of the Year” acclaim on multiple occasions, and Top 100 U.S. public and resort course distinction from GOLF, Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines (out of more than 13,500 such courses nationally).

Recent honors bestowed upon the Gene Bates-designed Circling Raven include:
* America's Top Golf Courses – Zagat Survey 2009-10 (6th Edition)
* National Finalist for 2009 Merchandiser of the Year (Pro Shop) – PGA of America
* Top 100 U.S. Courses You Can Play 2008-09 – GOLF Magazine
* America’s Greatest Public Courses 2009-2010 – Golf Digest
* Top-40 Casino Courses in the U.S. (No. 4) – Golf Digest
* No. 1 in Idaho, America’s Best Courses You Can Play – Golfweek Magazine 2009
* No. 1 Tribal Golf Course in America - Native American Casino Magazine 2008
* Resort Merchandiser of the Year – PGA of America Northwest Section 2008
* Service Excellence Award by the Coeur d’Alene Area Chapter of the Idaho Department of Commerce and Labor

For more information about Circling Raven Golf Club ( or Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort & Hotel call 1-800-523-2464 or visit


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