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Circling Raven introduces indoor golf lessons to combat winter conditions

(Worley, Idaho; January 17, 2024) – Nationally acclaimed Circling Raven Golf Club is ensuring that golfers can hone their swings this winter with a newly launched lesson program in partnership with Scarlett’s Golf Experience in nearby Post Falls.  

The special indoor Winter Golf Lessons include individual and group sessions designed by Circling Raven’s award-winning Director of Golf, Christopher Runyan, PGA, who has garnered multiple teaching awards for his instructional acumen.

Golf course simulators, an HD Virtual Golf Experience, spin technology, chipping and putting green, driving range, and other state-of-the-art tools are ready to help keep games sharp year-round.


The Circling Raven team of experienced golf professionals is offering lessons at Scarlett’s for $100 per or $350 for a package of four sessions. A two-hour period costs $175 and includes a playing lesson on a world-class golf course through the interactive simulator.

“Using an indoor golf simulator during winter offers golfers in four-season climates several benefits, including the ability to practice and maintain their skills regardless of weather conditions,” said Runyan, 

a Spokane native, Marine Corps veteran, former GOLFTEC Coach and winner of the 2020 PGA of America Patriot. “It provides a comfortable environment for continuous training, helps refine techniques, and allows golfers to stay engaged with the sport even when Circling Raven and other courses are not accessible. Additionally, the simulator experience can enhance mental focus and strategy, contributing to overall improvement in performance.”

Players who embrace the winter training will be primed to take on Circling Raven when it reopens for play this spring. The golf course climbed to No. 104 in Golfweek’s Top 200 Public Courses list in 2023, also ranking as the No. 1 public course in Idaho and No. 19 among “Top 40 U.S. Casino Courses.”

Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe (and named for a seminal tribal chief), Circling Raven was designed by golf course architect Gene Bates and gloriously routes through 620 acres of dramatic Palouse terrain, part of the Tribe’s ancestral homelands. The stunningly beautiful landscape includes no surrounding development. 

Located approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG), Circling Raven measures 7,189 yards from the rear tees. A nationally honored retail shop and the excellent Twisted Earth Grill at the award-winning clubhouse provides superb food and beverages to slake the appetite of thirsty, hungry players.

Golfers can take advantage of the special Winter Golf Lesson offer by calling 208-686-8823.

For more information about Circling Raven or Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, visit, or call 800-532-2464.

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 $33.5 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, 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. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino and Circling Raven, visit

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