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Circling Raven Golf Club now open; incredible early spring rates offer golfers’ supreme value

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenity ranked the no. 1 public course in Idaho

(Worley, Idaho – April 14, 2023) – Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel today announces that Circling Raven Golf Club is open for play, teeing up what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons in the esteemed golf club’s history.

The Early Spring Rates kick off the season starting at $79 per player (golf and hotel room for one night starting at $174).  The rates are good from now until April 23 and include 18 holes of golf, GPS-loaded carts, and use of the stunning 25-acre practice facility. Reservations are accepted up to 45 days in advance throughout the season, longer for registered Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel guests.

Aerial View of Circling Raven GC - Photo attribution and copyright to PJKoenig.jpg

Season-long golf and hotel room fees can be viewed here. Both rounds and stay-and-play packages can be booked by calling 1-800-523-2464. Packages include golf for two and a one-night stay at the award-winning resort. 

Designed by golf course architect Gene Bates, Circling Raven has garnered multiple honors since opening, including in the categories of “Top Casino Courses in America,” “Best in State,” “Top 100 Resort Course,” and “Pro Shop of the Year” to name a few.

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New Leader

New Director of Golf, Christopher Runyan, PGA, is leading Circling Raven in 2023.  His position is an exciting, important one given the golf club’s excellence, its role hosting an Epson “Road to the LPGA” Tour event, the historically excellent course conditions, the nationally honored golf shop, and the clubhouse with popular Twisted Earth Grill.

Runyan serves on national PGA of America committees, is a multi-time award-winning golf instructor and a retired Marine.

“We’ve been working hard for this day, and we are prepared to ensure that our guests leave Circling Raven feeling thrilled by a first-class golf experience,” said Director of Golf Runyan.

Something for Everyone

Circling Raven offers many different programs for golfers who seek value, game-improvement, and more. It has three Rewards Programs – the Advantage Card ($299), the Player Development Card ($249), and the Combo Card ($499).

Some examples of what each card offers includes:

Advantage - One round free ($179 value), discounts on each additional round, free entry into year-end Advantage Tournament ($179 Value), 15% off Merchandise (not already on sale), 10% off Hard Goods (not already on sale)

Player Development Card – complimentary use of the 25-acre Practice Facility, 15% discount off personal golf instruction, access to play Circling Raven Golf Club for $30 on weekday afternoons (Monday – Thursday), free monthly golf clinic on various aspects of the game

The Combo Card combines the perks from both other cards.

Circling Raven Championship

Another 2023 highlight is sure to be the Circling Raven Championship presented by KXLY 4 News Now, an Epson “Road to the LPGA” Tour event. Scheduled for Aug. 21-27, it will spotlight a field of approximately 156 players, including some of the best female players worldwide.

Competitors will vie for $225,000 in prize money this year, an increase of $25,000 more than the previous two Circling Raven Championships. Several competitors and or winners in the Circling Raven Championship have gone on to earn their membership on the LPGA Tour.

For more information about the casino resort or golf club, call 1-800-523-2464, or visit

About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. Named Tribal Destination of the Year in 2019 by AIANTA and winning the silver Distinguished Dozen award from Courier in 2019 and 2020, the property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct food and beverage venues and entertainment including live music and comedy as well as hands-on tours and experiences through the casino’s Cultural Tourism Program. Three million-dollar winners have found their luck on 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo. Additional amenities include a 15,000 square foot spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor'' by (2012), 40,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor wedding locations and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. The Gene Bates designed course is home to the Circling Raven Championship, an Epson Tour “Road to the LPGA'' event, held annually in August. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit

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