Circling Raven Ranks #1 on Golfweek’s List of Top Public Courses by State

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenity continues earning acclaim in its 20th anniversary season
(Worley, Idaho; June 24, 2024) – Celebrating its 20th anniversary season this year, Circling Raven Golf Club ranks as the No. 1 course in Idaho in the just released ‘Golfweek’s Best 2024: Top Public-Access Golf Courses by State.”
Hundreds of members of Golfweek’s course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them on 10 criteria using a points basis of 1 through 10. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings are averaged to produce Golfweek’s Best course rankings.
Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Circling Raven spans more than 600 acres of ancestral homelands, offering a golf experience that is as culturally rich as it is visually stunning. The course’s remarkable run atop the rankings underscores its status as a premier destination for golfers seeking both challenge and beauty.
“We built Circling Raven to provide guests and visitors to our property with a top-notch leisure option, same as our spa, restaurants, shows, and casino,” said Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “Receiving the No. 1 ranking in our 20th anniversary season, coupled with the substantial demand for tee times from visiting players, confirms that Circling Raven remains well positioned with critics and golfers alike.”
Golf, Links, Golfweek, Golf Digest, PGA of America, and Club and Resort Business have bestowed awards on Circling Raven, in categories that include Best U.S. Casino Courses, America’s Greatest Public Courses, Top 100 Resort Courses, and Best Resort Pro Shop.
Circling Raven’s diverse and memorable holes, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains, showcase the Coeur d’Alene tribe’s gorgeous ancestral homeland. The course’s pristine, development-free terrain, spanning woodlands, wetlands, and Palouse environments, provides an invigorating setting that both inspires and revitalizes golfers.
The recognition from Golfweek is a testament to the course’s top-tier quality, highlighted by its consistent maintenance of first-class turf conditions on tees, fairways, and greens. This accolade is further supported by the many other awards it has won and the positive reviews it received from professional women golfers who competed in the Circling Raven Championship, an Epson “Road to the LPGA” Tour event held from 2021-2023.
Located approximately 55 minutes from Spokane International Airport (GEG), Circling Raven offers excellent ancillary amenities like Circling Raven Golf Academy. Led by Don Rasmussen, PGA, it provides an array of instructional options – on the course, or at the resort’s vast, gorgeous, secluded 25-acre practice facility.
The award-winning clubhouse features a nationally honored retail shop and the Twisted Earth Grill, which provides superb food and beverages.
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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 $33.5 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