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Circling Raven named a best "Course You Can Play"

19 March 2010

WORLEY, Idaho -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Circling Raven Golf Club – the decorated amenity of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort & Hotel in the Idaho panhandle near Spokane, Wash. – was voted the best course in golf-rich Idaho in Golfweek magazine's "2010 Best Courses You Can Play" state-by-state rankings.

Published this week, the rankings reflect the aggregate judgment of hundreds of Golfweek raters who reviewed courses throughout America to identify the best in each state. They examined overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.

All five Idaho courses awarded with the best-in-state distinction are members of the Idaho Golf Trail:

1. Circling Raven, Worley
2. Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene
3. Whitetail GC, McCall
4. Sun Valley GC, Sun Valley
5. Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall

Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and designed by Golf Course Architect Gene Bates, Circling Raven honors its people by its success, quality and paying homage to the tribe's heritage and culture.

"Circling Raven and Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort & Hotel are honored by this distinction from Golfweek," says CDA Casino Resort CEO David Lasarte-Meeks. "We built the course as an amenity to our resort, to honor the land and our people. That we're recognized as a top course is very gratifying and is consistent with our mission to offer our guests an exceptional resort experience."

This is the latest award garnered by Circling Raven, which has accumulated 45 since its first full season (2004). Recent honors bestowed upon Circling Raven include being ranked a Top 100 public course in the U.S. (out of nearly 13,500) by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

For more information about Circling Raven Golf Club or Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort & Hotel call 1-800-523-2464 or visit,

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