WORLEY, Idaho (March 11, 2020)– The Coeur d’Alene Casino’s Circling Raven Golf Club is preparing for a hallmark season, including its earliest opening date ever on Friday, March 27, a lowest ever $55 rate for the first two weeks, and high expectations for the Symetra Tour, known as “the Road to the LPGA,” coming here in late August.
“An opening date this early is surprising, and we have booked over 5,000 rounds already,” said Director of Golf Dave Christenson. “The golf course came through a mild winter in great shape, and our grounds crew is working to get it in prime playing condition for opening day.”
The $55 rate, including greens fees, carts, unlimited practice balls, and GPS in the carts, will remain in place until April 10.
“We see the early rate as an opportunity to reconnect with players throughout the Inland Northwest,” Christenson said. “Without question, $55 for Idaho’s number one public course, and a course that ranks among the nation’s best, represents an extreme value, not to mention a very rare one compared to typical resort prices.”
After April 10, the spring rates will come to $89 Monday through Thursday, and $99 Friday through Sunday and on holidays. High season rates, $99 and $109, take effect May 21. Fall rates are the same as spring, taking effect Oct. 5. Junior rates are $50 in spring and fall, $60 in high season.
Players on the Symetra Tour will compete here over 54 holes Aug. 28–30 in the inaugural Circling Raven Championship. The tournament will also feature a two-day pro-am event on Aug. 26–27. The Symetra Tour represents top players from the college ranks and top amateurs from around the world, all seeking a path to the LPGA Tour. The top 10 money winners on the Symetra Tour advance with an LPGA Tour card for 2021.
Circling Raven opened with local, regional and national acclaim in August of 2003, immediately listed among America’s “Top 10 Best New” courses. Its honors among golf publications have included No. 1 in Idaho, No. 1 among tribal courses in the U.S., and top 100 in the U.S. At 7,189 yards and par 72, Circling Raven represents a rare golf experience, its fairways and greens flowing among 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands and natural Palouse grasses.
“The honors and acclaim are significant,” Christenson said. “But we get them every day from players, so many of whom tell us that Circling Raven gave them the best golf experience they ever had.”
For more information about Circling Raven Championship and volunteer opportunities, visit cdacasino.com.
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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. The property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct restaurants and lounges, 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering more than 1,300 video gaming machines, high stakes bingo and off-track betting, a 15,000 square foot luxury spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor” by Spatrips.com (2012), 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, visit www.cdacasino.com.