Thursday, November 21, 2013

Circling Raven Golf Club and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Earn National Acclaim

10th Anniversary Contest Grand Prize Winners Awarded

(WORLEY, Idaho) – Circling Raven Golf Club ( – the masterful amenity of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort in the Idaho panhandle -- has won distinction from Golfweek magazine in its just-released “2014 America’s Best Resort Courses” list.

Flowing through 620 inspirational acres, the sinewy design by course architect Gene Bates has been a perpetual national award-winner since opening.

Golfweek dispatches hundreds of raters annually to grade courses in 10 areas, including conditioning, variety and hole memorability.

The list of esteemed courses appears online at and in Golfweek’s 2014 “Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes” print publication.

Tribally owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alenes, Circling Raven also garnered elite-list status from Golf Digest earlier this year, placing in its biennial “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2013-2014” (out of more than 13,500).

“Because Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort aspire to excellence, these critically bestowed honors affirm to our guests that we provide exceptional quality,” said Director of Golf Tom Davidson, PGA, who previously collected PGA of America National “Merchandiser of the Year” accolades on behalf of the golf club.

Superlative service and recreational options abound at amenity-rich Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, which ranked No. 1 on Spokane A-List’s 2013 “Top 5 Casinos.”

More than 200 guest rooms, shopping, the full service Spa Ssakwa’q’n, a fitness room, and an array of dining and drinking choices await resort visitors.

For more information on Circling Raven Golf Club or the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, visit, or call 800.523.2464.

Circling Raven Golf Club Awards 10th Anniversary Contest Winners

John Posnecker of Spokane Valley is the grand-prize winner of 10 free rounds of golf in Circling Raven Golf Club’s 10th Anniversary Giveaway Contest.

Circling Raven opened in 2003 and celebrated its anniversary season by awarding packages on the 10th of each month during the 2013 golf season.  Each winner won a stay-and-play package for two people, which included two rounds of golf and a hotel stay in the luxurious, new Spa Tower rooms.

All participants were entered to win the 10-round free-play package. Posnecker’s name was chosen in a random drawing.

The monthly winners included:
· May: Gilbert Lee (Seattle)
· June: Jeff Powell (Spokane)
· July: James Sams (Spokane)
· August: Zack Culpepper (Coeur d' Alene)
· September: Mike Hommerding (Coeur d' Alene)


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