Circling Raven Golf Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Circling Raven Golf Club
Club information
Circling Raven Golf Club is located in Idaho
Circling Raven Golf Club
Circling Raven Golf Club is located in the US
Circling Raven Golf Club
Coordinates 47°25′26″N 116°57′50″W / 47.424°N 116.964°W / 47.424; -116.964Coordinates: 47°25′26″N 116°57′50″W / 47.424°N 116.964°W / 47.424; -116.964
Location near Worley, Idaho
Elevation 2,600 feet (790 m)
Established 2003, 15 years ago
Type Resort / Public
Owned by Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Operated by Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Total holes 18
Greens Bentgrass
Fairways Bluegrass
Website www.cdacasino.com/golf/
Designed by Gene Bates
Par 72
Length 7,189 yd (6,574 m)[1]
Course rating 74.0
Slope rating 144[2]

Circling Raven Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course in the northwest United States, located in northern Idaho near Worley. It was rated the third best public course in Idaho by Golf Digest in August 2015.[3]

Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Circling Raven opened for play fifteen years ago in the summer of 2003.[4][5][6][7] It was preceded on the site by a casino (1993) and hotel (2001).[8] The course is named after a visionary chief of the tribe in the 18th century.[9][10][11]

Designed by Florida-based architect Gene Bates,[5] the back tees at Circling Raven are at 7,189 yards (6,574 m);[1] the course rating is 74.0 with a slope rating of 144.[2] The terrain varies between rolling prairie, woodlands, and wetlands at an average elevation of approximately 2,600 feet (790 m) above sea level. The course is spread out over more than 600 acres (2.4 km2) and the practice facility covers 25 acres (10 ha).[11]

Events[edit]

In September 2005, Circling Raven hosted a team from Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland for a friendly international competition and cultural exchange.[12][13] The following August, the course was the site of the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship, won by Ryan Malby.[14] The event returned six years later in 2012, and was won by Ryan Benzel, a former Idaho Vandal.[15]

Location[edit]

The resort complex is just east of the intersection of U.S. Route 95 and State Highway 58 in southwestern Kootenai County, about three miles (5 km) northwest of Worley and thirty miles (50 km) south of the city of Coeur d'Alene. The southern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene and Heyburn State Park are approximately ten miles (16 km) southeast, as the raven flies. The nearest major airport is Spokane International, about 45 miles (70 km) northwest by vehicle.

Scorecard[edit]

Circling Raven Golf Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap Men's 7 11 15 1 5 13 17 9 3 14 6 2 12 18 8 16 4 10
Gold 74.0 / 144 513 395 217 406 574 387 212 386 474 3564 336 446 581 253 397 426 192 559 435 3625 7189
Blue 71.6 / 137 493 349 186 380 529 351 185 357 451 3281 321 418 535 218 328 391 176 519 392 3298 6578
White M:69.2/131 W:75.1/138 483 310 182 360 501 317 154 329 437 3073 298 379 488 200 306 369 162 486 347 3035 6108
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap Women's 7 13 15 5 1 11 17 9 3 14 6 2 12 18 8 16 4 10
Red 70.4 / 128 466 275 163 268 405 272 149 298 397 2693 269 347 436 145 269 348 137 431 314 2696 5389
Green 66.0 / 116 369 260 142 253 392 219 131 276 359 2401 174 323 391 135 240 267 103 400 274 2307 4708

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Scorecard" (PDF). Circling Raven Golf Club. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Circling Raven Golf Club". USGA. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Best Golf Courses in Idaho". Golf Digest. August 24, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bergum, Steve (April 12, 2003). "North Idaho golf scene gets upscale makeover". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. C1. 
  5. ^ a b Bergum, Steve (June 7, 2003). "A sure winner". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 6, Golf. 
  6. ^ "Trying it out". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (photo). July 31, 2003. p. C1. 
  7. ^ "Seeking direction". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (photo). July 31, 2003. p. B1. 
  8. ^ Kramer, Becky (December 15, 2001). "Casino's resort plans put on hold". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. A14. 
  9. ^ "Chief's kin dies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (photo). April 20, 1960. p. b3. 
  10. ^ Taggart, Cynthia (July 30, 1990). "Circling Raven will fly again in pageant". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. A9. 
  11. ^ a b Bergum, Steve (June 3, 2006). "Loop courses maturing nicely". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 3, Golf. 
  12. ^ Bergum, Steve (May 14, 2005). "Scottish team, Circling Raven plan gathering". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. C1. 
  13. ^ Bergum, Steve (September 20, 2005). "Sharing as a matter of course". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. B1. 
  14. ^ Bergum, Steve (August 25, 2006). "Malby heats up with 68 to take title". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. C3. 
  15. ^ Meehan, Jim (September 20, 2012). "Benzel wins three-way playoff at Circling Raven". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]