Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Golf Digest Ranks Circling Raven No. 17 Nationwide Among its ‘America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Re-Ranked by Price’

Amenity of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and its CDA Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, IdahoCombines Outstanding Quality, Design and Customer Service at a Great Value

(WORLEY, Idaho) – With a savvy nod toward the current economic times – which are influencing how often golfers play, where and at what price – Golf Digest magazine has re-ranked its most recent America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses biennial list (2009-10). Factoring in green fee prices at each member of the esteemed list, the nation’s best-value options at the Top 100 courses is the effective result (August 2009 issue).

Circling Raven ranks No. 17 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Re-Ranked By Price” list, thanks to peak green fees at $95 with GPS mounted cart and unlimited range balls at the 25-acre practice facility. The green fee drops even further for weekday and shoulder-season play which begins September 28 (Mon-Thurs $50).

The Gene Bates designed course – which is located an easy, scenic drive from Spokane Airport (GEG) – is ranked No. 61 on Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses 2009-2010.”

Golf Digest's biennial rankings are determined by the magazine's course rating panelists, a group of several hundred low-handicap golfers who rate many thousand U.S. courses on a 10-point scale in various criteria.

“Re-ranking the top 100 public courses by price is an astute news decision by Golf Digest,” said Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO David Lasarte-Meeks. “An objectively determined tool like this helps golfers enhance their experience and return on investment while spending less for more satisfaction.”

Circling Raven is listed on the elite list along with other heavyweight courses including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pacific Dunes, Whistling Straits, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Bethpage (Black Course).

Also on the list is Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course (No. 73 on the re-ranked list, No. 75 on Golf Digest’s 2009-10 top 100 U.S. public courses list), which is a beautiful 30-minute drive from Circling Raven. Both courses are on the Idaho Golf Trail’s Northern Loop and they offer value-laden stay-and-play packages, both individually and together.

For more information about Circling Raven Golf Club or Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort & Hotel, call 800-523-2464 or visit www.circlingraven.com.

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