Friday, August 30, 2019

Circling Raven Appoints Scott Hendrick, PGA Class A Member, as Head Golf Professional

(Worley, Idaho) – Circling Raven Golf Club – the No. 1-rated public course in Idaho and amenity of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel – has hired Scott Hendrick to be its Head Golf Professional. Hendrick previously worked as Golf Operations Supervisor at Canyons Park, Utah, a Vail Resorts property.

Scott Hendrick
Canyons Golf is an 18-hole course designed by Gene Bates, who authored Circling Raven’s acclaimed layout.

“Gene had nothing but great things to say about Scott, and they’re all true,” said David Christenson, PGA, Circling Raven’s Director of Golf. “He’s a sharp professional and a skilled golf and business manager who understands what it takes to run a first-class golf resort course that exceeds guest expectations.”

Hendrick ideally timed his arrival at Circling Raven, which is owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and celebrating its 15th Anniversary season this year. The Tribe recently announced that it will host a Symetra “Road to the LPGA” Tour event for three years beginning next season.

“Gene raved about Circling Raven; I’ve got great respect him, and he’s an amazing golf course architect,” said Hendrick, PGA, who graduated from University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. “Now that I’ve been here a few weeks, it’s clear that he wasn’t exaggerating in his praise for the golf club. First, no courses use 620 acres for their layout. Kudos to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for using some of its land so exquisitely. This place is a natural wonderland with an extremely fine golf experience and outstanding operations team at its core. I see why it’s ranked No. 1 in Idaho, and I’m honored to be here.”

Hendrick joined an operation that has been thriving this season. Golf rounds played, golf shop retail and total revenue have all increased in 2019, and the course has garnered multiple best-in-kind accolades.

Delivering value is perhaps Circling Raven’s greatest forte, as evidenced by its peak season rates (through Oct. 6), which top out at $99 on weekends, $89 on weekdays, and include 18 holes, golf cart with GPS, and range balls for use at the 25-acre practice facility. Circling Raven stay-and-play package prices start at $243 and include golf for two people and one night’s stay. The course doesn’t charge tax on its playing rates, food and beverage, or golf shop merchandise. The esteemed course is such an exceptional value that it ranked No. 17 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Re-Ranked by Price.”

To keep apprised of upcoming events and seasonal offers, visit Book your round by calling 1.800.523.2464 or online at Circling Raven’s website.

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